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Three tips to protect yourself from Malvertising

As if advertising wasn't intrusive enough, 'Malvertising' the malicious form of online advertising, used to spread malware, is on the rise.

Malware, 'malicious-software' infiltrates victims computers or wireless devices to extract or attack the data held within. Standard types of malware include: Viruses, Worms; Trojan Horses; Adware; Spyware and Ransomware among a stream of others. Malvertising, the fusion of "Malware" and "Advertising" are ads that try to do the same thing. 

The real cost of a cyber breach at your company…..Do CEOs really know?

Consider the top five most significant expenses that a business has to manage after a breach.

Remediation

In 2017 the Ponemon Institute reported it takes more than six months for an organization to find out they have had an intrusion and another 55 days to contain it. Remediation does not necessarily mean the attack has been completely stopped, either, as some attacks remain dormant and undetected.

Loss of customers

I told you Crypto wasn’t safe

This week the news of more Cryptojacking were published, the more I saw people shaming others or gloating about how unsafe, unreliable crypto currencies are. I felt a strong desire to write about this in the blog and I will talk more about it in my podcast next week. (See CyberHub Engage).

But for this blog post I want to talk about Crypto Jacking and why it’s happening as often in a product that’s supposed to be “safe”.

What’s Cryptojacking?

Penetration Testing will save Countless Lives: The Cisco Vulnerability

Embedi researchers have this week uncovered a critical vulnerability in Cisco software that left Cisco employees and researchers sleep-deprived, until it was fixed. Researchers demonstrated this susceptibility at a Hong Kong based conference after reporting it to Cisco in May 2017 in a video demonstration. The affected hardware and software includes devices that fall into the Smart Install Client type.

How Secure is the BlockChain?

I want to start by asking you this very question? When you think of BlockChain what’s the first thing that come to your mind? (Comment Below)

            Survey is most likely to say Bitcoin and Crypto Currency. Why? That’s what we know it as. Recent trends I read, speak and discuss with others is BlockChain is also the safest technology out there. Its already safer than the technology out there today and it can’t be hacked.

            Let’s analyze this very statement. BlockChain is secure and can’t be hacked.

Attack of the Phones.

Creeping because the numbers are growing and creepy, because your phone comes with this malware pre-installed.  Checkpoint believe that this malware was added into the supply chain and to phones as far back as September 2016.  

Check Point researchers have tracked this back to the distributor Tian Pai which has meant a large range of phones have been infected, namely Honor, Huawei, Xiamo and Oppo. If you haven't heard of any of them, they think that Samsung got hit too. 

Alert for 2018: The Top Four Developing Cyber Threats

Cybercrime is unlikely to take a backseat this year. In fact, it's highly likely that Cyber security will come as an intrinsic element of any automation equipment purchased.

As the innovation in the technology market continues to advance at a pace that we could have barely fathomed fifteen years ago, so do weaknesses.

Airport takes down free WiFi, scales down website in wake of cyberattack on Atlanta computers

ATLANTA – In the wake of a cyberattack on city of Atlanta computers, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has taken precautions to ensure computers at the world's busiest air terminal remain unaffected.

According to airport spokesman Reese McCranie, the airport has taken down its free public WiFi and also removed some of its website’s functionality that lists flight information and wait times.

In a story first reported by 11Alive, city of Atlanta computers have been cyber attacked by ransomware that has encrypted some personal and financial data.