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New study details how easy it is for hackers to steal your data
It’s no secret that web browsers store a substantial amount of sensitive information about their users - hackers are taking advantage of this.
Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
Are remote workers really the answer? Report finds huge security issues
The swelling generation of mobile workers is causing headaches for IT staff with more than half connecting to unsecured networks every week.
Australian real estate agents & buyers targeted in email hacking scam
Real estate agents and home buyers in Victoria are being targeted in a possible email hacking scam that has caused losses of more than $200,000.
New malicious search engine trawls AWS servers for sensitive data
As if it wasn’t easy enough already, the lives for hackers has just been made a lot easier with a tool that lays bare AWS S3 servers.
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
Why is Hivint funding an Australian white hat hacking group? To grow the infosec community, of course
This homegrown Australian cybersecurity consulting firm is backing HHH to the tune of $15,000 – all to improve the infosec community.
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
£400k fine: Is it big enough for Carphone Warehouse’s huge data breach?
The retailer has received a £400k fine after 'striking' security issues & systemic failures led to its 2015 breach - but experts say it's not enough.
A lesson on UEFI 101 and why you need it scanned for security
UEFI scanning has transformed from a “nice to have” into a “must have” feature.
"Victory for the good guys" - criminal behind Mandiant hack arrested
FireEye has caught the hacker behind a well-publicised attack that leaked a security researcher’s details
Check Point uncovers major security flaw in LG smart devices
The vulnerabilities in the SmartThinQ mobile app and cloud application enabled hackers to gain control of home appliances and spy on users.
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
Yahoo's colossal security breach - experts give their opinions
Yahoo's latest news of a breach of 3m accounts is certainly nothing to cheer about, but experts from the industry give their insights on the matter.
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
Warnings issued: ‘Hackable’ hospital syringes could be fatal
A skilled cybercriminal can hack the automated syringe from anywhere in the world to take over and control it to adjust dosages. Is the IoT worth it?
Japan conference to put connected car security in the spotlight
Tokyo’s Kogakuin University is set to host the third annual meeting that puts intense focus on cybersecurity in connected cars this month.
Once prominent infection method now declining - short blip or for good?
An expert from Digital Shadows dissects the once prominent method of infection known as exploit kits and whether they remain a threat.
Hackers speak: Privileged accounts best way to steal data
From the mouths of the hackers themselves, organisations’ privileged accounts are the most attractive targets for gaining access to critical data.
FireEye data leaks continue - or are the hackers just trolling?
Hackers have released another batch of information supposedly belonging to cybersecurity firm FireEye, two weeks after the initial data dump.
HBO breach: Centrify says ‘winter is coming’ for passwords
HBO’s soft underbelly was laid bare to the world after hackers stole 1.5 TB of data from its systems - Centrify says passwords' days are limited.
Want to cause chaos? ICIT says hacking elections is easy
Hackers at DEFCON were able to exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in a matter of minutes - ICIT breaks down just how easy it is.