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The security review: Jigsaw and passphrases

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Jigsaw & the increasing aggressiveness of ransomware and the importance of passphrases.

New York experiences surge in reported data breaches

The New York State Office of the Attorney General has experienced a massive increase in the number of reported data breaches in 2016.

272 million email accounts compromised in major data breach

Hundreds of millions of email usernames and passwords are ‘up for grabs’ in Russia’s criminal underworld, thanks to a major data breach.

10-year-old Finnish boy uncovers Instagram comments vulnerability

A 10-year old boy has found a security flaw in Instagram and, for his efforts, been rewarded $10,000 by Facebook.

Google introduces HTTPS for blogspot domain names

Google is adding further security to the world wide web by introducing HTTPS for every blogspot domain name.

Third party risks ‘ a serious risk’

Third party risks to organizations has been described as a “serious threat”, a new study by the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments as revealed.

Cybercriminals ‘increasingly relying upon ransomware’

Ransomware is being increasingly relied upon in cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report.

Malware found at a German nuclear power plant

Malware has been found on a computer at Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany, it has been revealed. RWE states that it is not considered a threat as the infected computer is not connected to the internet.

Malware ‘used as part of a wider toolkit’ in Bangladesh Bank attack

Malware used by cybercriminals to carry out one of the biggest cyberheists in history is thought to have been “part of a wider attack toolkit”, according to a BAE Systems’ security researcher.

BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach: 1m affected

The personal data of around 1.1 million people could be sold off on the black market after BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach.

The security review: Dorkbot, encryption and buildings

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Dorkbot, the importance of encryption and how buildings are at threat of cyberattacks.

Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is to be added to the PlayStation Network, offering members even greater security.

Australian government spends $230m on new cybercrime strategy

The Australian government has set aside $230 million in a new cybercrime strategy with a five-pronged plan of action.

Buildings at risk of cyberattacks

Buildings are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks, with the Internet of Things presenting cybercriminals with new opportunities to exploit.

Cybercriminals could access calls and texts using just your phone number

Your phone number holds the key that could give cybercriminals access to your location, phone calls and texts, according to a news report.

Scammers target Apple customers for bigger rewards

Apple customers are prime targets for cyberattacks as they are more likely to have a high disposable income, a security expert has suggested.

Qbot returns: New strain of data-stealing malware detected

Security researchers have detected a new, updated strain of the data-stealing trojan Qbot that is “harder to detect and intercept”.

FDIC suffers ‘inadvertent’ data breach affecting 44,000 customers

The personal information of 44,000 FDIC customers has been breached by a former employee, who left the agency carrying the data on a personal storage device.

The security review: Locky, Mumblehard takedown and Facebook scams

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth look at how the ransomware dubbed Locky is infiltrating computer systems.

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