Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target organizations

Cyberattacks in Hong Kong are expected to rise, according to security experts who have identified at least seven state-linked hacker groups in mainland China that have been targeting organisations in the city since 2014.   Bryce Boland, the chief technology officer for Asia-Pacific at cybersecurity company FireEye, said on Thursday that cyberattacks by the hacker …

Cybersecurity Firm IID Predicts Massive Botnet Takeover of IoT Devices and new gTLDs

  IID, the source for clear cyberthreat intelligence, today announced its predictions for 2017 and beyond. the firm predicts that by the end of 2017, botnet operators seeking new frontiers will execute a full-scale invasion of compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as wearables and connected home products. A botnet is a collective of …

UN warns on mobile cybersecurity bugs

A United Nations group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones. The bug, discovered by German firm, allows hackers to remotely gain control of and also clone certain mobile SIM cards. …

Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector

Adapted from CircleID. The new gTLD program will have a profound impact on the private sector’s increasing dominance over Internet information resources and ownership of critical registry technical infrastructure assets. It is already anticipated that only the private sector will take full advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the introduction of new gTLDs, and …