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.

Many businesses are starting to understand that the biggest concern for their business lies right under their noses: their own employees.

Researchers at Comodo Threat Research Labs claim Q3 saw over four times the amount of malware occurrences as seen in just the previous quarter (97 Million).

LA-based fashion retailer, Forever 21, has confirmed hackers had unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at certain POS systems at its stores.

Security experts are warning consumers and e-commerce merchants that over 50 million global fraud attacks are expected next week as scammers look to capitalize on a busy shopping season.

Equifax, the credit agency guilty of poorly handling the private financial data of over 143 million consumers, has seen a 27 percent decrease in profits following the September hack.

Changes to the NERC CIP compliance standard have been proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aiming to protect utility grids from laptops and mobile devices that could potentially spread malicious software.

A report released by John Hopkins University’s Care School of Business claims large healthcare organizations experience more data breaches than smaller healthcare providers.

A study conducted by Spiceworks found over two-thirds of organizations are running unsupported versions of Microsoft Office software, exposing them to potential cyber-attacks.

PwC security analysts have discovered Chinese APT group KeyBoy back in the wild with new tools and techniques crafted to attack Western organizations.

A new study has found that companies suffer the most damage as a result of a cyber incident relating to their partners.

A bipartisan legislation has been introduced that’s designed to protect the US voting systems infrastructure from foreign interference.  

The British government is joining the likes of tech giants like Microsoft in blaming North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware epidemic that impacted hundreds of thousands of victims globally, including a third of NHS trusts in England.

Two websites used to present the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election results were knocked offline after a DDoS attack last Saturday afternoon.

A massive new botnet has been found to be infecting poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including IP wireless cameras.

As tools for conducting cyber attacks proliferate worldwide, large-scale cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace across the globe. But studies show that many organizations are still struggling to comprehend and manage the evolving cyber threats in our increasingly complex digital world.

Security researchers unveiled a serious weakness dubbed KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK), found in WPA2, the security standard which protects all modern Wi-Fi networks, and the consequences could be dire.

Pizza Hut customers took to Twitter to express their anger after learning the company failed to notify affected customers for nearly two weeks after discovering a data breach that exposed customer’s credit card details.

Hotel giant Hyatt Hotels is notifying its customers for the second time in two years of yet another payment card data breach.

Accenture has reported leaked information on at least four cloud-based Amazon S3 storage servers.

Whole Foods, the popular grocery chain that was recently acquired by Amazon, released a statement Thursday claiming to have suffered from a payment card breach.

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