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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.

Expect the unexpected: The importance of audit logging

ESET’s Lysa Myers discusses audit logging and how it can help you track and identify security violations, performance problems, and flaws in applications.

The security review: Online safety for families and TalkTalk

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an online safety guide for families over the years, the repercussions of last year’s data breach at TalkTalk, and a warning from Adobe of a Flash zero-day vulnerability.

Online safety for families across the years

When it comes to online safety, it can be difficult to understand what’s suitable for different age groups. Our guide offers advice on how to manage this over the years.

Another Eurovision contestant? Even malware can ‘perform music’

In contrast to the Eurovision contestants, malware writers try to make their creations as stealthy as possible. But thanks to unique behavior and sometimes even unintended showmanship of their malicious code, they end up in the limelight.

TalkTalk profits halve following last year’s major cyberattack

The UK-based telecommunications company TalkTalk has seen its profits more than halve, following last year’s “significant and sustained cyberattack”.

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