Archive for author: Carly Maginn

malware

New Malware ‘Chaos’ Targets Windows & Linux For DDoS Attacks

A newly discovered cross-platform piece of malware called ‘Chaos’ is spreading on Linux and Windows systems to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against online gaming firms, cry...

microsoft exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server Zero-Days Exploited In New Attacks

Microsoft has warned that attackers are already taking advantage of recently disclosed zero-day exploits to hack into victim’s networks and steal data, and more attacks are likely on the way. The two n...

Open source

What The Securing Open Source Software Act Means For Tech

There’s at least one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on in the US Senate: the importance of open-source software. Seriously.  As US Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) said last week, “Open-sour...

spear phishing

Microsoft: Spear Phishing Attack Targets The IT Industry

Microsoft is warning that hackers are using open source software and bogus social media accounts to dupe software engineers and IT support staff with fake job offers, that in reality lead to malware attacks. ...

BEC

Big Rise In Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks

There has been a big rise in business email compromise (BEC) attacks, and most victims work at organisations that weren’t using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to secure their accounts. BEC attacks a...

cloud security

Cloud Security: Five Things You Need To Get Right

Cloud applications and software have become a key part of everyday life for employees and businesses, but simple errors can make your cloud an easy target for hackers. The popularity of cloud applications an...

Express VPN

ExpressVPN Launched The First Wi-Fi 6 Router With Built-In VPN

The Aircove Wi-Fi 6 router has cleared a full security audit from Cure53 and offers an onboard virtual private network for under $200. One of the world’s largest virtual private network providers, Expr...

dark web

What Does The Dark Web Mean For Cyber Security

The dark web, or darknet, is the part of the internet that is difficult to access without the proper tools and authorizations. An average, everyday web surfer using a commonly-available web browser like Chro...

DDoS

New DDoS Attacks Are Sneakier & Harder To Protect Against

Cyber criminals are exploring new ways of conducting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. In order to make them harder to protect against and more effective at causing disruption. DDoS attacks are a...

Google-Chrome-warns-spyware

Hackers Targeting Google Chrome: Do This To Stay Protected

Cyberattacks targeting vulnerabilities in internet browsers are on the rise, with Google Chrome being a main target for hackers. According to analysis by cybersecurity researchers at WatchGuard, the second q...