House votes to restore State cyber office, bucking Tillerson

House lawmakers have passed legislation that would restore a State Department office to engage with the international community on cybersecurity policy, in a sign of disapproval to Secretary Rex Tillerson’s reorganization efforts.The Cyber... … [Read more...]

Facebook to investigate Russian interference in Brexit campaign

Facebook is reopening an investigation into potential foreign interference on its platform in the 2016 United Kingdom "Brexit" referendum on leaving the European Union.In a letter to a member of Parliament on Wednesday, Simon Milner, Facebook’s... … [Read more...]

A coin miner with a “Heaven’s Gate”

You might call the last two years the years of ransomware. Ransomware was, without a doubt, the most popular type of malware. But at the end of last year, we started observing that ransomware was losing its popularity to coin miners. It is very much possible that this trend will grow as 2018 progresses. From the point of view of the victim, this is a huge relief, because miners are not as much of … [Read more...]

How to Boot ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using VMware Workstation

Learn how to create a bootable ESXi flash drive and boot ESXi from USB by using VMware Workstation for use with diskless servers and other remote locations Read the post here: How to Boot ESXi from a USB Flash Drive Using VMware Workstation … [Read more...]

How to Avoid W-2 Phishing Hooks This Tax Season

Over the next few months, you may see a curious email from a top executive surfing through human resources or the payroll department of your company. It might appear friendly and innocent, but it oddly requests that the recipient send employee’s W-2 Forms. … [Read more...]

Thycotic Launches New Privilege Account Management Software Empowering DevOps and Security Teams to Improve IT Security, and Least Privilege Solution to Protect Endpoints Without Impacting Productivity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 7,500 organizations worldwide, today announced Secret Server SDK – a new command line interface for its Secret Server privileged account management solution, enabling DevOps teams to bring best practice privileged account management to their code, build scripts, … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson data breach affects hundreds of Irish customers

Hundreds of Irish customers’ home addresses and emails – which may be linked to other online accounts – were leaked online by cosmetics and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. To take advantage of a promotion for Aveeno moisturiser, Johnson & Johnson asked customers to fill in an online form. The form was checked against a text file of individuals who had already signed up, in order to … [Read more...]

Pentagon mulls nuclear response to cyber attacks: report

A Pentagon report outlining an updated U.S. nuclear strategy suggests using nuclear weapons to respond to non-nuclear attacks on the U.S., according to The New York TimesThe newspaper reported Wednesday that the draft document, the Nuclear... … [Read more...]

Insider Threats in Healthcare: 280,000 Medicaid Patient Records Hacked

Another day, another data breach incident affecting sensitive patient information. This time, the victim was the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSUCHS) and the target nearly 280,000 Medicaid patients in Oklahoma. The most worrying part? Nobody seems to know what exactly happened. This incident was first made public on January 5th but, a letter OSUCHS is using to send to … [Read more...]

3 things software engineers need to know about the GDPR

Software engineers, like many other professionals, will face major changes to the way they work when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation strengthens data subjects’ rights related to their personal data, and requires all organisations that handle EU residents’ personal information to follow a long list of requirements. Software engineers … [Read more...]