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Four hackers arrested in Poland in nationwide action against cybercrime

The Polish authorities have announced the arrest of four suspected hackers as part of a coordinated strike against cybercrime. Those arrested are believed to be among the most active cybercriminals in the country.   This operation was carried out by the Polish Police Centre Bureau of...

Cybersecurity alert issued following rising attacks on UK academia

Cybersecurity experts have stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities following a spate of online attacks with the potential to de-rail their preparations for the new term. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert to the sector containing a number of steps they...

One of the biggest online piracy groups in the world taken down

An alleged criminal network of copyright infringing hackers, mainly responsible for pirating movies and hosting illegal digital content worldwide, was dismantled in a co-ordinated action between US authorities and their counterparts in 18 countries around the world, with Europol and Eurojust...

Trend Micro blocked 8.8 million COVID-19 threats in the first half of 2020

Trend Micro, a leader in cloud security, has released its annual mid-year roundup report, which reveals COVID-19 related threats as the single largest type of threat in the first half of the year. In just six months, Trend Micro blocked 8.8 million COVID-19 related threats, nearly 92% of which were spam delivered via emails. Cybercriminals […]

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria saw millions of cyberattacks in 2020

Kaspersky security solutions have reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) they have accounted for by the beginning of August 2020. These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the ‘grey zone’ programs that grow in popularity […]

Four hackers arrested in Poland in nationwide action against cybercrime

The Polish authorities have announced the arrest of four suspected hackers as part of a coordinated strike against cybercrime. Those arrested are believed to be among the most active cybercriminals in the country.   This operation was carried out by the Polish Police Centre Bureau of Investigation (Centralne Biuro Śledecze Policji) under the supervision of […]

Adding a human layer to data security in government organisations

There seems to be a sense that human-activated data breaches are inevitable within the public sector, meaning risk appetite is set at a level that accepts a 25% breach risk. Tony Pepper, CEO, Egress,...

Cybersecurity in the COVID era: Guarding against phishing

While employees have, in the main, adapted to working from home, the rapid move to a remote workforce as a result of Coronavirus has left many organisations highly susceptible to...

Bitglass expert on new threats to the APAC region

Dave Shephard, Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan, Bitglass, discusses the new cyberthreats facing the region. The major cyberthreats facing Asia Pacific today largely reflect those faced elsewhere around the...

Go Phish: Paul Balkwell, VP – International Sales, ZIX

We ‘Go Phish’ with VP – International Sales at ZIX, Paul Balkwell, who tells us how he likes to relax and unwind outside of the office. What would you describe...

Passing on passwords: How to embrace the new identity era

The username and password have long been the baseline method for protecting accounts, but for consumers and businesses alike, they’ve become a lose-lose. Nick Caley, Vice President, UK and Ireland, ForgeRock,...

2020s: The decade that tears down LANs, WANs, VPNs and firewalls

The corporate workplace is changing and so, too, will the legacy corporate network. Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman and Founder at Zscaler, explains what the changes will be in the way...

Fearless innovation: Powered by hackers

Russell Coleman, Co-ordinated Disclosure Advisor at HackerOne, explains how ethical hacking can help organisations improve their cybersecurity. You may have an image in your head of what a hacker is....

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