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.

South Korean web hosting firm, Nayana, has set a new record in terms of highest paid ransom demand.

The Buckle, Inc., a fashion retailer with over 450 stores across the U.S., notified customers on Friday afternoon that malware had been found on the point-of-sale (PoS) systems at some of its stores.

University College London (UCL) announced yesterday evening that they had been hit by a major ransomware attack, forcing the university to block access to shared devices.

Researchers at Netskope have found that the majority of cloud services being used by global firms today currently do not meet the stringent standards for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance standard.

A new kind of malware with the ability to take down an entire city’s electrical and power grid has been detected.

Identity and access management software vendor OneLogin has reportedly suffered a security incident involving unauthorized access to customer data.

China’s controversial Cyber Security Law (CSL) that’s had foreign companies panicking to figure out how to get compliant will take effect tomorrow, June 1, 2017.

Security researchers at Rapid7 issued a patch on Wednesday for a critical vulnerability found in the popular networking software, Samba.

The WannaCry Ransomware campaign that struck users globally early last week has been thought to have started with malware-infected phishing emails, but according to Malwarebytes, that’s not the case.

Around 17 million users of the popular restaurant search platform Zomato have had their login credentials stolen by hackers and put on the dark web to be sold to criminals.

The WannaCry global ransomware epidemic does not appear to be weakening anytime soon, as security researchers spotted two new variants of the malware just yesterday.

According to the NHS, several hospitals across England have been hit by a widespread cyber-attack, locking staff out of their computers and leaving many trusts to divert emergency patients.

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order on cybersecurity yesterday, one that has been put on hold since January as agency leaders weighed in on what is acceptable network security for federal agencies and critical infrastructure.

According to the latest report from PwC, two-thirds (65%) of UK businesses are worried about potential cyber threats within the energy sector that could lead to catastrophic data breaches or even service outages.

A new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) is said to have a unique method for setting the ransom amount based on the victim’s location.

A brief phishing attack targeting Google Gmail and Google Docs users struck yesterday impacting an unknown number of individuals.

The popular restaurant chain, Chipotle, has spotted unauthorized activity on the network that supports its payment processing for its customers' purchases.

The latest report released by Accenture finds that one in eight individuals in England has had their medical information compromised by hackers.

A new report released by Kaspersky Lab shows that the number of cyber-attacks using flaws in software increased by nearly 25 percent, to over 702 million attempts last year.

Cloud adoption rates among state, local and federal government sectors have increased significantly over the last several years, but are these institutions doing everything they can to protect incredibly sensitive government data?

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