Kaspersky will open its software for outside review after USG boycott

Kaspersky Labs the Russian cybersecurity software maker has announced a “comprehensive transparency initiative” as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software has been hacked or penetrated by the Russian government and used as a route for scooping up US intelligence. In a post on its website today the Moscow-based company has published …

Social engineering remains the most elusive hackers tool

Security experts have released new password recommendations however, hackers long ago realized that getting into a victim’s email or iCloud doesn’t require keyloggers, zero days, or USBs pre-loaded with malware. Nope, it’s much easier than that, it takes more charm than geek. The world of social engineering is where those looking gain access to protected …

ESET warns of Malware capable of cause power outages

Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe. ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software maker, and Dragos Inc, a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm, released detailed analyses of …

Trump Exec. Order Could Move Federal Cybersecurity to the Cloud

A new Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure has been signed. The order is targeting the federal government’s notorious vulnerability to cyber threats, mandating one set of standards and making the heads of each government agency responsible for security. “The United States invented the internet and we need …

Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report Details a Scary 2017

Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report reads more like a catalog of horrors for CIS and their staffs, with cyber spies and criminals running amuck everywhere. In 2016 as internet security threats mushroomed, cyber criminals and state-sponsored saboteurs pursued aggressive capers that included multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, some of the biggest distributed denial of …

Cyber Breaches on the Financial sector skyrocketed in 2016

More than 200 million financial services records were breached in 2016, representing a 937% percent increase over the previous year, according to data from IBM. The monetary gains associated with corporate and customer data available throughout the financial sector proved appetising to cybercriminals in a year which saw hackers switch their focus away from the …