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.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has notified the states whose systems were targeted by hackers before last years’ 2016 presidential election.

New research from Clearswift reveals the vast majority of security incidents originate from within the extended enterprise and not as a result of a hacking group.

According to Gemalto, close to two billion records were stolen or lost during the first half of 2017, more than that of all of 2016.  

U.S. Shipping giant FedEx has joined the list of well-known brands that have lost hundreds of millions of dollars after their IT systems were infected with NotPetya ransomware back in June.

Anti-virus company, Avast, has found that a server distributing a version of PC utility CCleaner infected with malware may have been compromised in early July.

The CSO and CIO of credit reporting agency Equifax have announced their retirements following one of the largest breaches of consumer private financial data in history, impacting 143 million US and 400,000 British customers. 

New reports have found that hackers were able to exploit a security vulnerability at Equifax 2 months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and offered a solution for it, leaving many to wonder why Equifax didn’t upgrade its software correctly when the flaw was originally found.

Another major crypto-ransomware campaign was spotted this week and has been found to have attacked over 20 million user inboxes.

According to a new report released by Verizon, nearly half of global organizations aren’t maintaining compliance with the PCI DSS Compliance standard.

NHS Lanarkshire suffered a second ransomware attack over the weekend, resulting in canceled operations and uncared for patients.

Eight of Donald Trump’s cyber security advisers have resigned after growing increasingly frustrated with Trump’s response to the nation’s looming cyber security threats.

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.

The NHS has suffered yet another cyber security incident, this time involving the confidential records on up to 1.2 million patients.

According to the cloud delivery provider Akamai, DDoS attacks spiked in the Q2 for the first time in nearly a year.

According to a new report released by the UK government, many of the UK’s charities lack critical awareness of and resources necessary to address today’s cyber threats.

Ransomware identical to WannaCry was spotted on LG self-service kiosks in South Korea this week, leaving many to believe organizations may not have taken the WannaCry threat as seriously as they should have.

Some of the largest organizations around the world are reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in losses due to the NotPetya cyber-attack that occurred in late June.

New figures released by law firm RPC claim the number of UK based retailers experiencing data breaches has nearly doubled within the last year.

Right now, Ransomware is the Great White Shark of cyber-attacks, the most feared malware of all, and both corporate and home users are running scared.

A new study released by Alert Logic found that public cloud environments are more secure than hybrid or private clouds and on-premises networks.

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