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‘Reliable’ Huawei defended by Canadian telco Telus

As critics lament Huawei ‘hysteria’, Western telcos are being forced to take sides The feud between the US and China over hardware giant Huawei shows no signs of relenting, leading to increasing numbers of western telcos taking a stance in favour or against the Shenzhen hardware provider. One telco – Canada’s Telus – is one of… Read More

Collection #1 data dump exposes more than 772 million email addresses

One of the largest data leaks in recent memory strikes just one month into 2019 Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt yesterday revealed that a set of 772 million email addresses and passwords have been posted to a popular hacking forum, a breach he is referring to as Collection #1. In a blog post, Hunt said he… Read More

Cryptocurrency malware still king of cyber threats

Coinhive retains number one spot for 13th month in a row, impacting 12 percent of organisations Cryptocurrency plundering software remains the most prevalent form of malware identified by security firm Check Point, which warns of a sudden boost in cryptojacking activity. The firm’s monthly top ten list of prevalent malware threats pinpoints Coinhive as the most distributed form of… Read More

Thales and Welsh Gov partner on £20m cybersecurity centre

Ebbw Vale project will be first under Welsh Government’s Tech Valleys initiative, which aims to create 1,500 jobs The Welsh Government is working with French-owned Thales to establish a £20 million cyber centre – dubbed the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) –  which could become the UK’s main testbed for industrial cybersecurity innovations. Thales, which provides services… Read More

Researchers discover new custom web font phishing attack
Proofpoint observes novel technique that uses custom web fonts to help phishing pages evade detection Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a new phishing technique that allows cybercriminals to hide phishing pages via custom web font files. The researchers found the new technique after observing strange encoding in a credential harvesting scheme impersonating a major retail... Read More

IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More