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GDPR Day: countdown to a global privacy and security regimen?

This thing called GDPR will impact data security and privacy policy at many US firms when it takes effect two years from today. Start learning what the EU General Data Protection Regulation means to your business.

Financial industry ‘needs to come together to fight cybercrime’

The financial industry needs to come together to better understand the threat of cybercrime, according to an expert.

Expert insight from the author of the ESET TeslaCrypt decryptor

WeLiveSecurity sits down with Igor Kabina, the ESET malware researcher who ultimately created the universal ESET TeslaCrypt decryption tool.

Don’t want ransomware to rock your universe? Add this to your towel

These days, it is not Vogon poetry that’s the most widespread risk one can encounter in the universe, but rather ransomware, explains ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

SWIFT announces security boost to thwart cyberattacks

Following a spate of recent incidents involving some of its customers, SWIFT has announced new measures it is looking to implement to keep cyberattacks at bay.

Critical infrastructure: It’s time to make security a priority

The importance of ensuring information security on critical infrastructure has been recognized for years, yet there are still cases that illustrate the need for improvement.

Teenager charged over Mumsnet hack and DDoS attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged by British police in connection with an internet attack that saw Mumsnet hacked, users’ accounts breached, passwords stolen, and the site blasted offline.

Tech support scams go with a Bing

Microsoft takes a shot at preventing support scammers from exploiting Bing Ads, explains David Harley, senior research fellow at ESET.

Financial institutions ‘need to prioritize’ cybersecurity

Financial institutions need to put cybersecurity at the top of their agenda, according to a new report titled Cyber and the City.

The security review: ESET release decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes ESET releasing a new decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware, new revelations about a 2012 LinkedIn data breach and expert insight into Operation Groundbait.

Will we ever fix ‘broken’ USB stick security?

As a recent study finds that half of people plug in USB sticks found at their work’s car parking lot, we ask if the USB security threat will ever go away.

117 million LinkedIn members compromised by 2012 data breach

Over 117 million emails and passwords belonging to LinkedIn members have been put online for sale, it has been revealed.

Metadata from phone calls ‘reveals personal information’

Metadata that is generated through phone calls discloses a significant amount of personal information, a new study from Stanford University in the US has found.

ESET releases new decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware

If your encrypted files had the extensions .xxx, .ttt, .micro, .mp3 or left unchanged, then ESET has good news for you.

Operation Groundbait: Espionage in Ukrainian war zones

After BlackEnergy and Operation Potao Express, ESET researchers have uncovered another cyberespionage operation in Ukraine: Operation Groundbait.

Jigsaw ransomware 2.0: A fake or work in progress?

Jigsaw 2.0 is not fully-fledged ransomware, but it does try to feed off of ransomware’s current popularity amongst cybercriminals, writes ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Android apps ‘need to follow better security practice’

Many Android apps in Google Play are still not following best practice when it comes to authentication and authorization.

Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime ‘goes digital’

Incidents of cybercrime are on the rise, with a new study from PwC reporting it as the “only economic crime to have registered an increase”.

Privacy and security fears – predictably – impact US online commerce

US government data say 45% curtail online activity due to privacy and security fears, which is sad but not surprising because we could see this coming.

Location-tracking apps ‘breach of European data protection law’

A Norwegian-based watchdog has identified a breach of European data protection law by fitness tracking app, Runkeeper.

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