Entries by Mike Casey

Giveaway Scam Infects 65,000 Devices with Malware

A family of Android apps is using the lure of free items to distribute a novel ad fraud botnet. Victims of the scam are told that they will receive a complimentary gift when they download an app from the Google Play Store. However, the only thing received by victims is an infection of malware that […]

TeamViewer Flaw Risks Password Exposure

A vulnerability in the TeamViewer app could allow malicious actors to steal passwords. The high-severity flaw was discovered in the desktop version of the app for Windows before 15.8.3. By exploiting the weakness, authenticated threat actors operating remotely could execute code on victims’ systems or crack their TeamViewer passwords. TeamViewer is a proprietary software application that allows users […]

Eight Million Freepik Users Suffer Data Compromise

Popular stock photo site Freepik has disclosed a major data breach affecting over eight million customers. The incident also affected users of the sister site Flaticon, which claims to run the world’s largest database of free icons. In a breach notice over the weekend, the firm claimed an attacker had compromised an SQL injection vulnerability […]

Nearly Half of UK IT Leaders Have Not Upgraded to Cloud Security

Nearly half (47%) of UK IT leaders have not updated their security strategies to account for their move to cloud environments, putting their organizations at higher risk of cyber-attack, according to a new study by Trend Micro commissioned for CLOUDSEC Online. This is despite the fact that traditional on-premises security such as firewalls, network intrusion prevention systems (IPS/IDS) […]

Nearly 40% of Firms Fired Staff for Security Policy Breaches

Almost two-fifths (39%) of British business decision makers have sacked employees because they breached corporate security policy during the pandemic, according to new data from Centrify. The IAM specialist polled 200 UK respondents to find out more about how COVID-19 and mass remote working has impacted corporate cybersecurity. Over half (58%) of respondents admitted that employees […]

Data Firm Exposes 235 Million Social Media Profiles

A social media data broker has exposed the public-facing profiles of 235 million users via a misconfigured online database, according to researchers. Comparitech teamed up with Bob Diachenko to uncover three identical copies of the data on August 1, left online with no password or other authentication required to access it. In total, 192 million […]

Travel Site Exposed 37 Million Records Before Attack

The company behind one of India’s most popular travel booking sites exposed 43GB of customer and corporate data before it was deleted by the infamous “Meow” attacker, according to researchers. A team at SafetyDetectives led by Anurag Sen discovered an Elasticsearch server without password protection or encryption on August 10. It failed to get a […]

Poor Cybersecurity Behaviours Prevalent Amongst UK Remote Workers

Nearly a quarter (23%) of UK office workers rely on unauthorized devices to work from home, a new study by CybSafe has found. The research revealed that poor personal cybersecurity practices are commonplace amongst workers operating outside of corporate environments, which is worrying as home working is expected to become far more prevalent following the COVID-19 crisis. The […]

Ensuring an effective workforce – The Challenges of our new working world

The turbulent business environment of the past 5 months has likely left business owners feeling stressed and exhausted. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an ever-evolving business landscape that has required businesses to continually adapt their offering and operations in response to ever-changing restrictions on working life. For many businesses, this has resulted in a compromised […]