GOOGLE FINDS AND BLOCKS SPYWARE LINKED TO CYBERARMS GROUP
“Android spyware blocked”
Google has discovered a new strain of Android malware, Lipizzan, that is able to surveil users text message, emails, calls, and much more. It has yet to appear on many devices, but experts say that it has all the telltale signs signs of a professional, targeted malware intending to attack users in wealthier nations.
Are you on team Android? A new malware called Lipizzan could have completely taken over your device https://t.co/mrz7NJiDWP
— WIRED (@WIRED) July 27, 2017
Four-Star Kentucky Hotel: Data Breach Could Affect Guests
“Breach threatens customer information”
The Galt House hotel in Louisville, Kentucky has stated that an internal investigation revealed malware has been feeding off the payment processing systems. Any guests staying at the hotel between December 21, 2016 and April 11 are said to have possibly been affected.
Hackers are winning the war as companies worldwide fail on cyber security
“Too many firms are falling short in security”
A new report from Thycotic has shown that most companies worldwide are failing to accurately assess cyber security effectiveness. Survey criteria based on internationally accepted standards in ISO 27001 and best practices from industry experts provides a comprehensive way to define and measure IT security.
Is your organization failing to measure your #cybersecurity effectiveness? #BHUSA https://t.co/2f5iVfmHZP
— Thycotic (@Thycotic) July 27, 2017
Gas Pump Skimmer Sends Card Data Via Text
“Can be detected with mobile devices”
Gas pump card skimming devices most often rely on Bluetooth connectivity to collect the stolen credit card data wirelessly. While often very effective, there is a very apparent downside. Bluetooth-based skimmers can be detected by any user with a bluetooth connected device, and investigators are starting to see these devices send stolen data via text message.
Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, study finds
“Little concern despite huge losses”
A recent study from Savoy Stewart has shown that although data breaches cost UK firms almost £30bn last year, cyber security is still not a big concern for industry sectors. Just 60% of directors or senior managers in finance and insurance consider it a high priority, with data taken from 1,500 firms.
Is your business making cyber security a priority? https://t.co/YZZsAEs4DS #cybersecurity #cyberattack pic.twitter.com/C1Hy8bnSmU
— Savoy Stewart (@savoystewart) July 25, 2017
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