July 22, 2016

Herjavec Security News Watch: July 16 – 22, 2016

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity news, activity, trends and breaches. Follow Herjavec Group’s Security News Watch each week and stay informed.

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Ubuntu Forums hacked again, 2 million users exposed: A hacker has successfully breached the Ubuntu forums and made off with almost 2 million usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, etc. by taking advantage of a SQL injection vulnerability. 

Rio 2016: The world is watching, especially hackers: From fraudulent ticket sites to mobile apps, the Rio 2016 games is predicted to be a hotbed for cybercrime activity. If you are attending the Olympics and carrying your work devices, make sure you know how to travel securely

Australia Now Has a Cyber Minister: In order to conduct an overhaul on Australia’s online security, the Australian government has appointed its very first Cyber Minister, Dan Tehan. 

Crime in UK Now Most Likely to be Cyber Crime: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures indicating that nearly half of all crime in UK is cyber crime – almost 6 million fraud and cyber crimes were conducted in the UK between March 2015 and March 2016. 

Notorious Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Says He Hacked The Turkish Government: The ruling government of Turkey, the AKP, was recently breached and hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ has claimed responsibility. Over 300K emails and files were stolen.

New Delilah Trojan Used to Blackmail Employees, Recruit Insiders: The trojan, Delilah, targets employees who visit adult and gaming websites and blackmail them into stealing company data. 

Hacker Steals 1.6 million Accounts from Top Mobile Game’s Forum: The hacker, who remains nameless, attacked the forum a popular mobile game app known as Clash of Kings by exploiting known weak points and the fact that it was running outdated software. 

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Security Readiness Gap Costs U.S. Enterprises $3.5 Million per Year, Study Shows: The survey also found that almost 80% of IT security professionals do not know how to identify cyberattacks and that organizations face more than one cybersecurity incident per month. 

Most Companies Still can’t Spot Incoming Cyberattacks: Despite the rampant increase of cyber crime in the digital world, many organizations don’t pursue threat leads actively as a result of insufficient awareness of risk across the organization. 


About Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity solutions and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services globally supported by a state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centre (SOC), operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with leadership positions across a wide range of functions including consulting, professional services & incident response. Herjavec Group has offices globally including head offices in Toronto (Canada), New York City (USA), Reading (United Kingdom) and Sydney (Australia).  For more information, visit www.herjavecgroup.com.

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