Security Awareness training is most effective when repeated every six months

Security Awareness training is most effective when repeated every six months

Awareness training in the field of cybersecurity and phishing must be repeated after approximately six months to ensure that employees continue to recognize phishing emails properly. This is evident from a study that was carried out by a number of German universities at an organization from the public sector. In Germany, public organizations are required … Read more

Former Uber CISO charged for concealing hack

Former Uber CISO charged for concealing hack

Yesterday Uber’s former security chief Joe Sullivan was charged with attempting to conceal a hack from federal investigators. This hack exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million drivers and passengers. As a result the former CISO could face up to eight years in prison for not promptly disclosing to the employee and … Read more

How to improve cyber security within your organisation?

NCSC published the following Small Business Guide for Cyber Security with the following steps for which ID Control gives some free trials of cloud security services: 1. Backing up your data;2. Protecting your organization from malware (f.e. https://antivirusservice.eu/ );3. Keep your mobile devices safe (f.e. https://antivirusservice.eu/ );4. Using password to keep your data safe (f.e. https://idcontrol.pw);5. Avoid phishing … Read more

Spy on satellite broadband traffic using $300?

Spy on satellite broadband traffic using $300?

Transmitted information via satellite broadband connections – something that’s useful in areas where fixed internet connections might be slow or non-existent – could get their traffic sniffed, potentially putting usernames and passwords into the hands of attackers, as well as the ability to track sensitive but often not encrypted information about individuals or corporations. You … Read more

FBI: how to recognize malicious web stores?

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The FBI has provided Internet users with tips for recognizing malicious web stores. According to the U.S. Service, there is an increase in the number of victims being tracked down through fake online stores. The US regulator FTC also reports an increase in the number of shoppers who do not receive ordered goods. These include … Read more

FBI warns for hack risks on mobile banking apps

FBI warns for hack risks on mobile banking apps

The FBI warned mobile banking app users that they will be increasingly targeted by hackers trying to steal their credentials and take over their banking accounts. Mobile banking users who download an app-based banking trojan onto their tablet or smartphone are usually asked to give it the permissions it requires to steal their information.Such malware … Read more

Chinese military accused of hacking Equifax

Chinese military accused of hacking Equifax

Four members of China’s military were charged with hacking into credit reporting agency Equifax, and stealing trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans in 2017. Read more about this topic at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/politics/equifax-hack-china.html

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed to FB employees

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network. Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text. Most of the people affected were users of Facebook Lite, which tends to be used … Read more

AI in battle with GDPR?

AI enables computers to make intelligent decisions in order to perform diverse tasks while operating to learn by collecting, processing, and linking huge amounts of data, of which a large part might be personal data. Also called machine learning, this principle simply means that the more data that is available to be consumed, the better … Read more