Articles tagged with: Cyberattack

Toyota Japan Hacked, Vietnam Office Suspects Breach

Toyota Japan Hacked, Vietnam Office Suspects Breach

After a security incident in February at its Australian subsidiary, Toyota Motor Corp. has suffered its second security breach in the last five weeks, with today’s breach announced by the company’s main offices in Japan.

Toyota Japan Hacked, Vietnam Office Suspects Breach, security breach, hackers, cyberattack

Monitoring logons the most effective way to detect a data breach

Monitoring logons the most effective way to detect a data breach

Monitoring logons, detect a data breach, Cyberattack, cybersecurity
Monitoring corporate logins is the most effective way to detect a data breach within an organisation, according to a new report on the ‘key indicators of compromise’ by IS Decisions.

Mismatched port and application traffic, increases in data reads or outbound traffic, geographical irregularities regarding the perimeter of the organisation, and data access at irregular times and locations are other key indicators identified. But the one common activity across nearly all attack patterns, necessary to perform basic hacks on network perimeters and endpoint devices, and move laterally across devices to access data unlawfully, is use of corporate logins.

Here we go again: DDoS attacks on the rise!

DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks, Cyberattack, cybersecurity
Newly released data shows that DDoS and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to Akamai’s Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report. Contributing to this rise was the PBot DDoS malware which re-emerged as the foundation for the strongest DDoS attacks seen by Akamai this quarter.

The 3 Main Ways Ransomware Spreads in 2017

The 3 Main Ways Ransomware Spreads in 2017

Ransomware, Cyberattack, cybersecurity, information security, cyber risk, cyber security
Email is still the primary distribution mechanism for ransomware attacks, but “malvertising” is also a growing threat.

Ransomware is now on everyone’s mind, thanks to the recent “Petya” or ”Nyetya” global malware attack and the earlier WannaCry attack. Ransomware — malware designed to encrypt files and only decrypt them if the victim pays a ransom, usually in the digital currency bitcoin — is being spread in numerous ways, some of which are hard to defend against.

How to Change Behavior for Stronger Security System Cybersecurity

How to Change Behavior for Stronger Security System Cybersecurity

Security System Cybersecurity, Cyberattack, cybersecurity, information security, cyber risk, cyber security
How Healthy Are Your Cybersecurity Habits?

There is a world of difference between knowing the right thing to do and actually following through and doing it. Think about doctors who repeatedly remind their patients to quit smoking, or to be careful with their cholesterol, to get regular exercise and adopt healthier eating habits instead of eating bacon with every meal. We know what we should do. Quite often, though, that knowledge is not enough to actually change our behavior.

You were probably aware of some fundamental cybersecurity best practices before you started to read this article. But let’s focus on two: passwords and firmware.

Global Cyberattack Could Cost $121 Billion

Global Cyberattack Could Cost $121 Billion

Cyberattack, cybersecurity, information security, cyber risk, cyber security
Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy more than $120 billion – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.

The report from Lloyd’s said the threat posed by such global attacks has spiraled and poses a huge risk to business and governments over the next decade.

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked! Over $1 Million Worth Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, Cyberattack, cybersecurity, information security, NIST cyber security framework
One of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies exchanges Bithumb has recently been hacked, resulting in loss of more than $1 Million in cryptocurrencies after a number of its user accounts compromised.

Bithumb is South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with 20% of global ether trades, and roughly 10% of the global bitcoin trade is exchanged for South Korea’s currency, the Won.

Bithumb is currently the fourth largest Bitcoin exchange and the biggest Ethereum exchange in the world.

Last week, a cyber attack on the cryptocurrency exchange giant resulted in a number of user accounts being compromised, and billions of South Korean Won were stolen from customers accounts.