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.

A recent study has found that over two-thirds of organizations are not confident they have made necessary security improvements to combat attacks like the recent WannaCry and Petya cyber-attacks.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a cybersecurity workforce framework to help organizations develop and maintain an effective cyber security workforce.

The UK government released comprehensive new guidelines on Sunday aimed at improving the cyber security of Internet connected and autonomous vehicles.

It’s no secret that insider threats pose a huge risk to organizations globally, but studies show that very little is being done to protect against this threat.

Four U.S. Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the baseline security for all IoT devices bought and used by the U.S. government. 

Pharmaceutical manufacturer, Merck, has revealed in its financial summary for the second quarter of 2017 that a devastating cyber-attack has disturbed its global operations, including manufacturing, research, and sales.

Hackers have leaked the alleged script for next week’s Game of Thrones episode after a hacking group breached the servers of HBO.

Virgin America has notified its staff and contractors that a hacker may have gained unauthorized access to their login details.

Researchers at GuardiCore discovered that a VMWare API can be abused by vSphere users with limited privileges to access the guest operating system without authentication.

Researchers at the Australian security company, Threat Intelligence Pty Ltd., have created a possibly devastating botnet that exploits infected victims Active Directory Domain Controllers, resulting in internally hosted command and control servers.

A 48-year-old Lithuanian man by the name of ‘Evaldas Rimasauskas’ was arrest last week by the U.S. Department of Justice for defrauding two renowned U.S. technology companies out of $100 million through sophisticated whaling attacks.

Dow Jones & Company has accidentally leaked the personal details and financial information of at least 2.2 million of its customers, but security experts believe this number is said to increase.

The UK government has announced they will invest £21 million to beef up cybersecurity within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

The Missouri-based cinema chain, B&B Theaters, is under investigation for a possible two-year breach of credit card credentials following a tip-off from a banking partner.

WikiLeaks has released documents detailing BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon, tools supposedly used by the CIA to steal SSH credentials from Windows and Linux systems.

According to researchers at AV-TEST, while the number of malware samples found decreased last year compared to 2015, those threats were more sophisticated than found before.

A series of ransomware attacks rolled out today targeting several multinational companies across Europe and government agencies.

Reporters from the Times and the Guardian claim that while on a tour of the UK’s new aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Windows XP was seen on a computer screen inside a control room.

WikiLeaks continues to publish CIA files as part of the ‘Vault 7’ operation, with this week’s leaks revealing a tool used by the CIA to hack air-gapped networks through USB drives.

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Honda was forced to shut down one of its manufacturing plants on Monday after finding WannaCry ransomware on its network.

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