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Researchers identify new AI-powered malware threat

Researchers at IBM have identified a new class of cyberthreat, that uses artificial intelligence to power malware that is both specific and evasive. While DeepLocker has yet to be seen outside of the research lab, all of the tools used to create it are readily available: existing malware, and AI tools that can be trained… Read More


IBM launches four X-Force Red cybersecurity facilities

IBM Security has launched the X-Force Red Lab network, four cybersecurity facilities focused on testing systems and devices used for IoT, automotive, and automated teller (ATM) machines. X-Force Red, IBM’s internal white-hat hacking team, will use the labs to test for security weaknesses in devices and software both in pre-release and after deployment. The labs… Read More


Data centre protection needs to improve, say U.S. mayors

Mayors from across the U.S. have voted for a resolution to improve protection of data centres across the country from various threats. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which met recently in Boston, agreed unanimously on a resolution which calls for major improvements to data centre protection which would shield them from cyber attacks, physical attacks and… Read More


Dixons Carphone suffers data breach after attack

Customers of Dixons Carphone have had their financial and personal data compromised following a cyber attack on the firm’s systems. The firm’s shares have dropped more than 6% the announcement. According to an announcement by the British electronics retailer, there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in a processing system of Currys PC… Read More


Kaspersky sues Dutch newspaper for defamation

Embattled security firm Kaspersky has taken its fight against ‘fake news’ to the next level by suing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf for defamation. The Russian cybersecurity company, led by Eugene Kaspersky, is taking the paper to court after it ran a sensational story about a female hacker gaining access to Kaspersky’s corporate network and obtaining a… Read More