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I’ve received the first malicious e-mail as a result of a compromised Yahoo! e-mail account. I’ve warned the individual and hopefully he still has control of the account and can secure it again.
If you had a Yahoo!, BT or Sky e-mail account (also AT&T, Frontier.com and Rogers) back in 2013, well you are definitely part of the latest and greatest Yahoo breach.
The Deloitte breach that was revealed by the Guardian last week was incredibly embarrassing for the firm. They have been named Gartner’s No. 1 Security Consultancy for 5 years in a row 😳.
I see a read a lot of cyber security stories and nothing surprises me any more. I constantly see stories about breaches and phishing. Now I turn my jaundiced eye on cloud security.
It was revealed a couple of days ago that a widely used application had a backdoor in it. A specific version of CCleaner, a well known utility for doing housekeeping on computers, had been compromised by evil doers.
You probably keep hearing about data breaches. For example the AIB customer data breach that came out today. The recent Equifax data breach in the US (it’s only for Americans, so not your problem – or is it?).
On August 23rd the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US approved the deployment of a software update for pacemakers made by St. Jude Medical. This was to fix vulnerabilities discovered in 2016, which were patched by St. Jude Medical in January 2017. Actually, vulnerabilities in pacemakers have been around for quite a while,…
The Public Services Card (PSC) has become something of a “hot-button” topic in recent weeks. It’s been featuring on the national radio stations in the last week with plenty of discussion taking place. So in this post I’ll try to set out what is happening and why you may want to be concerned or not,…
I’ve noticed an upsurge in retailers asking me for my e-mail address, so they can send me a copy of my receipt. If that is all they are going to use it for, then that might be great because I will then have an electronic copy that I can keep and not have to worry…
You might remember that last year, Yahoo! were shown to have suffered a data breach not once, but twice which led to the personal data associated with ~1.5 billion accounts being stolen by evil doers. This was a pretty massive story at the time and it was widely reported.
A story was published in the Irish Times yesterday about a long running debate between the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Ireland (the state agency for government statistics) and the Data Protection Commissioner (the state agency for the protection of personal data) in regards to a request that the CSO had submitted to get Irish…
Maersk Line were one of the biggest victims of the Petya/NotPetya Ransomware worm that struck on 27th June 2017. Here are some details, in case you missed it. Two weeks later, they are still not back to full operational capacity, but they are doing something really well. The are using the critical competence of communication…
We are an Irish IT Security Consultancy, founded in 2016. We have over 27 years of experience working in IT. Our founder, Liam Lynch, has an inherent ability when it comes to security, both physical and digital. It can be best described by altering the catchphrase of Cole Sear, the child in the movie The Sixth Sense, “I see security!"
Liam has worked with a number of companies over the years. From small operations to large corporations. He found that, in spite of massive expenditure on technological security solutions, these can all be thwarted by "Fred" in accounting opening an “invoice” (i.e. evil software) in an e-mail which has sneaked past all of the filters, firewalls and anti-virus.
Liam thought there had to be a better way, as he would be very unlikely to fall for such a scam. After all he's not paranoid … he knows they are all out to get him! He knows what the threats are out there and how to spot them and protect himself from them. So he spent months working on developing the most comprehensive Security Awareness and Internet Safety Training on the market. He can relate this knowledge to people of any ability and get them to learn how they can protect themselves, the businesses they work for and their families.
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