IT Security and Compliance Blog Archive

Read the news, developments and opinion pieces from years gone by about IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Chili’s is the latest chain restaurant to suffer from a payment card breach, with limited information available as investigators work to determine the scope of the incident.

Danish State Railways (DSB), the largest Danish train operating company, suffered a DDoS attack Sunday, leaving many customers unable to purchase tickets.

It’s been a year since the WannaCry ransomware attack knocked the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) offline, and subsequently infected more than 300,000 devices across 150 nations.

According to the latest FBI 2017 Internet Crime report, losses of cybercrime victims exceeded $1.4 billion in 2017. 

The latest research from the Ponemon Institute found that businesses are still struggling to create a mitigation strategy to efficiently detect, identify and manage insider threats.

Verizon’s recent 2018 Breach Investigations Report emphasizes that everyone has a role in managing security risks, but to best mitigate these threats you need to understand what you’re up against.

The City of Atlanta is still scrambling to get operations back up and running business as usual after its computer network was hit by a major ransomware attack almost one month ago.

The latest report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and National Crime Agency (NCA) highlights the growing number of cyber-attacks against UK businesses over the last 18 months.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it’s making $25 million in grants available for projects that pursue new approaches to making the energy sector more resilient to cyber-attacks.

Today, Facebook will begin notifying the eighty-seven million Facebook users whose details were shared with Cambridge Analytica in one of the social network’s largest data breaches to date.

Security experts are warning that an IoT botnet is targeting financial firms with DDoS attacks, in what many believe is the first of its kind since the notorious Mirai campaign.

A recent attack on a shared data network forced four of the United States natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers over the past week.

Department store operator, Sears, and airline operator, Delta Air Lines, announced yesterday that payment card information belonging to some of their customers could have been exposed as part of a data breach at [24]7.ai.

The latest research from Indegy found that nearly 60% of executives at critical infrastructure operators polled in a recent survey claim they lack the necessary security controls to protect their environment from potentially devastating security threats.

Under Armour revealed details last week into the biggest breach of 2018, impacting over 150 million of its MyFitnessPal health and wellness users.

Aerospace giant Boeing was hit Wednesday by the notoriously known WannaCry ransomware, resulting in an alarming alert calling for “all hands on deck” to contain the virus.

New research from Verizon proves the healthcare industry is still several steps behind other industries in being able to protect patient healthcare information.

Recorded Future has released its 2017 findings for the top 10 vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals, an analysis conducted due to a continued weakness in traditional vulnerability databases and scanning tools- they do not indicate which vulnerabilities are currently being exploited.

The City of Atlanta’s computer network is still suffering after a ransomware attack hit the city earlier this morning.  

As Internet of Things (IoT) based cyber-attacks continue to intensify in frequency and severity, the IoT security spending trend also continues to escalate, with worldwide spending expected to reach $1.5 billion in 2018.

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