15th May 2018 - PGI Cyber Bytes


05 Apr 2018

15th May 2018 - PGI Cyber Bytes

Welcome to your monthly downloadable Cyber Bytes newsletter, your one-stop-shop for news, updates, tips and narrative around what has been happening in the cyber security sector this month.

Here’s what we have in store for you this week: 

Humans Are Still the Weakest Link

A recent survey of decision makers from IT, risk, fraud and compliance departments at various UK companies have found that almost 70% of successful ransomware attacks last year were the result of hackers gaining access via phishing emails or social media phishing campaigns.

Victims Ahoy! Gold Galleon Crew Sets Course for Shipping Execs

Researchers from the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have recently uncovered a threat group known as Gold Galleon, who have been targeting victims via Business Email Compromise (BEC).

Researchers Show How Amazon Echo Can be Used for Eavesdropping

Privacy became a top-of-mind issue with the introduction of personal assistants like the Siri-enabled Apple HomePod, Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo. Many believed these products could be used as tapping devices.

Turns out they were right, as evidenced by two researchers who fed malware to Amazon’s Echo and turned it into a “bug.”

 

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