Latest cybercrime publications

Changing cybersecurity landscape creates global threat, warns Accenture

The global cybersecurity landscape is set to experience rapid change and an increase in major attacks, according to a mid-year report released by Accenture. The Cyber Threatscape Report 2017 , produced by iDefense, part of Accenture Security, predicts a continuation and escalation of high profile attacks seen in the first half of the year. It also outlines the changing… Read More

Cyber security is a critical business risk for the NHS, warns Barclays CSO

Cyber security is a business risk and must be the responsibility of the person at the top of any organisation, says Christopher Greany, Head of Group Investigations at Barclays Chief Security Office. Speaking about the recent cyber attack on the NHS when ransomware led to cancelled operations and diverted ambulances, he warns: ‘If the Chief… Read More

Chinese ‘Fireball’ malware infects 250 million

Researchers have discovered a new type of malware that has infected over 250 million computers globally. The malware, dubbed ‘Fireball’, turns web browsers into zombies, manipulated for the purpose of generating advertising revenue. Analysts at CheckPoint Security found the malware had spread to 250 million machines worldwide, infecting 20% of corporate networks. The Fireball malware… Read More

Cisco and IBM partner to tackle cloud security threats

IBM and Cisco have announced a new partnership which will see the two tech giants collaborate to help customers tackle growing cyber threats. By sharing threat intelligence and developing technology integrations, the companies hope to offer support for customers looking to boost their cybersecurity posture. An IBM press release detailed that Cisco would tie its… Read More

Latest WikiLeaks Vault7 release details CIA Windows spyware

WikiLeaks has released a new set of documents in the CIA Vault 7 leak, detailing a CIA spyware project called ‘Athena/Hera’. The Athena malware targets computers running Windows XP to Windows 10, while the Hera variant was created for Windows 8 to Windows 10. Once installed, the Athena/Hera spyware acts as a remote beacon and… Read More