1.6 million WordPress Sites Were Attacked

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) developed in PHP and used in conjunction with a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress started as a blog-publishing system but…

Why Removing Admin Rights Closes Critical Vulnerabilities in Your Organization

You have surely heard before about admin rights. This article will shed some light on what are admin rights, what risks they pose to an organization’s security, the benefits of…

Security warning: New zero-day in the Log4j Java library is already being exploited

A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Java logging library Apache Log4j is easy to exploit and enables attackers to gain full control of affected servers. Tracked as…

Experts Meet to Share Info on Crypto Crimes

Experts Meet to Share Info on Crypto Crimes Around 2000 public and private sector experts joined forces this week at a virtual conference designed to promote information sharing in the…

This decade-old malware has picked up some nasty new tricks

Qakbot, a top trojan for stealing bank credentials, has in the past year started delivering ransomware and this new business model is making it harder for network defenders to detect…

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot A Russian man has been sentenced to just 24 months behind bars for his part in helping to hide the infamous…

Three-Quarters of Firms Admit Sub-Optimal IoT Security

Three-Quarters of Firms Admit Sub-Optimal IoT Security Global businesses have become more risk aware as they deploy IoT projects, but over three-quarters (77%) admitted that these systems could be more…

Singapore-UK digital economy pact to focus on cybersecurity, trade

Singapore and the UK have wrapped up negotiations on a digital economy agreement that focuses on digital trade, data flows, and cybersecurity. Under the pact, both nations will look to…

Social media platforms being regulated as telcos under discussion in Australia

A parliamentary joint committee is currently considering whether social media platforms should be regulated as carriage service providers given the amount of communications and content sent through them. Various experts…

South Australian government employee data taken in Frontier Software ransomware attack

Image: Mashka/Shutterstock South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas said on Friday that state government employee data has been exfiltrated as part of a ransomware attack on payroll provider Frontier Software. Lucas…