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International Cybersecurity Forum
INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM
January 22-23, 2019
The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major...

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY MANCHESTER
January 24-24, 2019
Cyber security at the top of the agenda as the attack landscape widens. Cyber-attacks are diversifying, putting businesses at increasing risk. In 2017, multiple ransomware attacks such as the Wannacry cryptoworm that hit the NHS demanded bitcoins in exchange for the release of data. This is now evol...


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Another ransomware attack has made headlines with the city of Del Rio, Texas, announcing on January 10, 2019, that the servers at City Hall were disabled, according to a press release. “The first step in addressing the issue, was for the City’s M.I.S. (Management Information Services) Department to isolate the ransomware which necessitated turning off the internet connection for all city departments and not allowing employees to log into the system. Due to this, transactions at City ...
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Admins and DevOps working with Linux machines will want to keep an eye out for patches for a trio of security vulnerabilities affecting systemd, the system and service manager that's primarily tasked with deciding what programs run when Linux boots. Specifically, the vulnerabilities are in systemd-journald, which collects and stores logging data. All of the exploits can be used to give a local user root access. Linux's systemd was first introduced in 2011 into Fedora. By 2015, nearly all...
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For the second time in less than two months, the New York Times has reported that a progressive group of Democrats allegedly leveraged social media sites in a secret project intended to spread false information and sway the 2017 Senate race in Alabama. According to the New York Times, “The 'Dry Alabama' campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore – the second such secret effort to be unmasked.” In...
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NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer (CISO) has resigned just three months into the job, dealing a blow to efforts to improve cybersecurity across the UK’s health service. In a memo to staff seen by HSJ, NHS Digital deputy CEO, Rob Shaw, said that Robert Coles’ departure was due to personal reasons and that a search for a replacement would begin immediately. “We have enjoyed working with Robert, and his resignation is accepted with great regret,” h...
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A pair of hackers have taken aim at vulnerable Google Chromecast media streaming devices, sending unauthorized content and messages to unsuspecting users. The attack, dubbed "CastHack," identifies Google Chromecast devices that have been exposed to the public internet. The two attackers, who operate under the aliases of "HackerGiraffe" and "j3ws3r," then abuse capabilities in Chromecast to post a message to victims asking them to subscribe to the channel of popular ...
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Dublin-based tram service provider, Luas, confirmed through social media that its website was hacked Thursday morning. After a malicious message demanding a payment of one Bitcoin was posted to the site, the company issued a tweet asking users to refrain from clicking on the website. It appears as though the attacker has compromised the website as a sort of punishment for Luas not having addressed security issues the malicious actor had previously reported to the company. “The website has ...
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Data on over two million users of a password manager tool has been publicly exposed in another cloud storage misconfiguration incident. Abine said on Monday that 2.4 million users of its Blur product from prior to January 6 2018 were affected. As well as password management, it offers the ability to mask phone numbers, credit card details and other information online to help protect user privacy and security. The file in question, exposed in an Amazon S3 storage snafu, contained: email addresses...
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According to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations. The study included 210 responses from participating organizations ranging in size from fewer than 10 to more than 1,001 employees from across industries. Participants were asked how far along they were in achieving GDPR compliance, and only 29% said they ...
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Visibility is key for IT security professionals trying to figure out the nature of a given cyber-security threat. While having visibility into an organization's environment is one thing, having visibility into the entirety of the internet is another, which is where Censys fits in. Censys has its roots in the open-source zmap project, which enables researchers to conduct broad network scans of the IPv4 network address space across the internet. The zmap project got started around 2014 and req...
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Ransomware attacks may have dwindled since the destructive days of WannaCry and NotPetya last year, but a new one has struck mobile-centric China and it's asking for ransom through one of the country's most popular methods of payment. Over 20,000 computers have fallen victim to an unnamed ransomware that is demanding payment via WeChat Pay, local media reported today, adding that the number is still growing. WeChat Pay, owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, is one of China's two most ...
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EVENTS

International Cybersecurity Forum
INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM
January 22-23, 2019
The International Cybersecurity Forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In line with the digital single market and data protection regulation, the FIC became THE reference event, bringing together all major...

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY MANCHESTER
January 24-24, 2019
Cyber security at the top of the agenda as the attack landscape widens. Cyber-attacks are diversifying, putting businesses at increasing risk. In 2017, multiple ransomware attacks such as the Wannacry cryptoworm that hit the NHS demanded bitcoins in exchange for the release of data. This is now evol...