SECURITY EVANGELIST

Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

The most interesting security news of the week is Jamie Oliver’s website infection. Indeed, there’s nothing sacred anymore. On a more serious note, we find how banking trojans continue their offensive on major banks and finally reports that prove an invisible cyber-war between states exists continue to appear.

Our security blog provided this week an important 10-step article on how companies can survive and recover from a data security breach.

Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.

These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

Security articles of the week

1. Not So Pukka: Jamie Oliver’s Website Hacked And Malware Is On The Menu

The Chef’s website has been breached and malicious code managed to be installed by online criminals. More than this, apparently the pieces of code analyzed don’t seem to be detected by classic antivirus detection. Who said cooking is not a dangerous business?

2. How safe are you and your bank from cyber-attack?

A security report from Kaspersky Labs claims that banks are not that safe in the end from cyber-criminal attacks. So, should you be worried about your bank account? We don’t think so, because banks have enough money to purchase the best protection in the world. But you should be worried about protecting your system and your own online
bank account from online threats.

3. Banking trojan Dyreza generating ‘tens of thousands’ of malicious emails a day

The powerful Dyreza malware, which we have covered and updated even on our sceurity blog, launched a massive spam campaign targeting British bank customers from NatWest, Barclays, HSBC, RBS, Lloyds Bank and Santander and sending about 30,000 e-mails/day with malicious content. Pay attention to your inbox content!

4. How to Remove Unwanted Photos of Your Child Online

This is for the parents! We know this topic will provide a real interest for you, since you know that in this online environment, what goes online can hardly be taken down. And yet, there is a solution. Use the article above, but don’t forget that more than anything, your child’s education and common sense always go a long way.

5. Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

A sophisticated malware hack took place starting with 2013 and affected more than 100 banks in 30 nations, stealing hundreds of millions of dollars. Apparently, this massive theft succeeded because online criminals were patient in analyzing the employees’ actions in order to hide the money transactions. A little psychology can go a long way!

6. This is what it is like to be the victim of revenge porn, and why we need to criminalise it

Private moments must remain private. Read the article above to see how it’s like to be a victim of revenge porn and how much your life can be affected (destroyed). Until strong laws against this privacy invasion are created, we need to acknowledge that technology has already become part of our lives and there aren’t only good things about it.

7. How cyber-cops are taking the fight to online fraudsters

How can the law enforcement agencies protect the Internet users since we are dealing with online criminals that deploy malicious attacks from any part of the world and there are so many issues to be solved, from the borderless nature of the Internet to international jurisdictions?

8. Obama: “Everybody’s online and everybody’s vulnerable”

More steps are taken towards increasing the online security and collaboration between the private sector and the official law enforcement agencies, but as the President says, we are all vulnerable in the online space where things are difficult to control.

9. Major Adult Website Gets Hacked, Malicious Iframe Leads to Angler EK

Online criminals managed to insert malicious code not only on Jamie Oliver’s website, but also on some very popular porn sites. What is wrong with these people? Is there nothing sacred anymore?

10. Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?

A report from Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab suggests that NSA planted surveillance code and spyware in systems from multiple countries. The purpose of this spyware is not to obtain financial and economic gains, but rather operate cyber-espionage activities. Didn’t we have a similar story a few weeks ago about a malware that apparently did the same, but for the Russians?

We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?

This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in February 2015.

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