Protecting Cyber Networks Act Passed in US

Share This: A new legislation, ‘Protecting Cyber Networks Act’ has been Passed in the US, to help companies and the federal government better defend against the growing threat of cyberattacks, despite opposition from privacy advocates. According to cnet.com(1)  it was “prompted in part by a recent uptick in high-profile data breaches, the legislation would allow companies to […]

City of London Police say Banks hide cyber crime losses

Share This: A rescent article on ComputerWeekly.com (1) state that “Banks assess the losses sustained from customers leaving, because of security fears, greater than covering the cost of cyber crime.” In this article they state that at a tech conference in the UK, the City of London commissioner, Adrian Leppard said that cyber criminals are […]

Certain Ransomware Victims may be able to decrypt files without paying ransomware

Share This: Certain Ransomware Victims may be able to decrypt files without paying ransomware It looks like one of the latest strains of ransomware may be flawed. Securelist.com explain the some facts about the Torlocker ransomware as follows “Our analysis has shown that Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Scraper was presumably written in assembler, which is unusual for this type […]

The FBI is investigating the hacks of a number of websites – including the site of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Share This: Police and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on a number of  websites including the site of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, where attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background. The common ground for all of the websites is that they are using WordPress Content […]

AWS – users have the choice on what regions data is stored for EU approval

Share This: The European Union’s data protection authorities have approved Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) data processing agreement (DPA). According to the National Commission For Data Protection (Luxembourg) (1) “On 6 March 2015, the CNPD issued a letter, confirming that the Data Processing Addendum of AWS was in line with the Standard Contractual Clauses of Commission Decision […]

Obama foreign cyber attackers with sanctions

Share This: US president Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a framework for the US to impose sanctions on foreign cyber attackers. According to Computerweekly.com(1) “The order formalises an approach taken in January 2015 by the US when it imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea in response to the November 2014 cyber attack on […]