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Hackers offer Apple staff in Cork up to €20,000 for insider information

Hackers are tempting employees of high profile organisations around the world with large sums of money for insider information.

This serves as yet another wake up call for Irish organisations and organisations worldwide of the increasing insider threat and that hackers will stop at nothing to gain sensitive data on companies which they can sell on the dark internet for a mini fortune. Read more

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Yahoo! Hackers caught with their hands in your cookie jar.

Yahoo Hackers prove they don’t need your online passwords as they can forge your browser cookies to access your online data.

Cookies in cookie jar

Yahoo in December 2016 quietly revealed to its users, in the form of a security update, that their user accounts may have been compromised as recently as last year, after an ongoing cyber security investigation found evidence that hackers managed to create forged cookies to gain access to Yahoo user accounts. Read more

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Websites Can Now Track Online Activity Across Multiple Browsers

New Cross-Browsing Fingerprinting technique can now track online activity across multiple browsers. Coming soon to a browser near you.

Track Online Activity Via Multiple Browsers
You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web “fingerprinting” techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers.

A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately track users across multiple browsers based on information like extensions, plugins, time zone and whether or not an ad blocker is installed. Read more

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Nasty Ransomware Virus DynA-Crypt Causes Full Blown “GDPR” Data Breach

Ransomware virus DynA-Crypt causes a full blown data breach as it not only encrypts your data, but then steals and uploads it online.

DynA-Crypt Ransomware

What this means?

The EU mandated GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on 25th May 2018 will penalise companies not prepared for such data breaches resulting in large fines (approx. 4% of turnover or up to 20 Million Euro whichever is greater). To reduce the chances of being fined to the full extent of this new law – companies will need to begin to work on putting in place the necessary data protection processes and procedures to be able detect when a breach happens/happened, identify what if any personally identifiable data was stolen and have a breach response plan that will ensure the breach is properly handled and reported to the Data Protection Commissioner within 72 hours of detecting the breach. Read more

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Covert “Fileless” Virus Evades Banks Cyber Defences – Reinforces Need for Robust Disaster Recovery & Cyber Security Procedures

Imagine a cyber threat that can evade the bank level cyber security…leave little trace of infection and bypass most Anti-Virus software.

Hundreds of companies around the globe including several major banks and financial institutions have reportedly been hit by a cyber security attack masquerading as a dangerous covert memory-based fileless malware. The malware has been detected in at least 40 countries worldwide (including UK, France, USA to name a few).

Fileless Malware Cyber Security Geography

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