Cyber Security Blog

8 05, 2017

Threat Spotlight: Philadelphia Ransomware

By | May 8th, 2017|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

Introduction It has been increasingly popular for malware authors to create and sell various frameworks to create ransomware easily. With an estimated 752% increase in new ransomware families in 2016, both Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) models such as Satan, or one-time license models like Philadelphia make it trivially easy for those with enough money and absolutely no [...]

8 05, 2017

Kenya Revenue Authority ‘lost $39m to hacker’

By | May 8th, 2017|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

An IT expert has been charged with hacking into Kenya's Revenue Authority and stealing $39m (£31m). Alex Mutungi Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he denies any wrongdoing. The prosecution says he is part of an international network stealing money from several state bodies. The government says there is a ring involving expatriates [...]

3 05, 2017

Hacker holds Netflix to ransom and threatens to release the entire new season of their hit drama “Orange is the New Black”

By | May 3rd, 2017|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

Hacker 'The Dark Overload' claims to have stolen Season 5 of the hit series The hacker is threatening to release the series to file sharing services unless paid Netflix says that a small production company it worked with was breached The new episodes were scheduled to debut June 9 Netflix is counting on the show [...]

27 04, 2017

Cyber crime, data breaches to cost businesses US$8 trillion thru 2022

By | April 27th, 2017|Conference|0 Comments

It’s a couple of trillion less than the current 2017 US deficit, showing just how severe the cost of cyber crime is to business globally. Today’s US deficit is US $20 trillion, but just under half that figure is what businesses will have to pay for cyber crime and data breaches over the next five [...]

25 04, 2017

Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Being Used to Hack Thousands of Vulnerable Windows PCs

By | April 25th, 2017|Conference, Cyber Security|0 Comments

Script kiddies and online criminals around the world have reportedly started exploiting NSA hacking tools leaked last weekend to compromise hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Windows computers exposed on the Internet. Last week, the mysterious hacking group known as Shadow Brokers leaked a set of Windows hacking tools targeting Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows [...]