Cybersecurity Insights

eCommerce, Big or Small – Are You Being Hacked Right Now?

14/06/19 11:04

eCommerce has changed the way we shop and has brought huge benefits to consumers and businesses, but it comes with increased risks. Criminals are increasingly exploiting the weaknesses in businesses’ IT systems, applications and processes.

According to the British government statistics, there were 2 million cyber crimes last year and that number is increasing fast. That’s because cybercrime is potentially very lucrative; and the risk of getting caught compared with other crimes is relatively low.

We know from our own research that 79% of all businesses, both large and small, are at risk.

 

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Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

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Kirsty Trainer

Cyberattacks Within Schools

25/01/19 10:25

In recent months, cyberattacks have been on the rise within the education industry, especially within schools. Only recently, CCTV was leaked on to the dark web through a disturbing website called ‘Watch live surveillance cameras in the UK’.

CCTV footage leaked included children in the playground, classrooms, and even the bathroom. 20% of schools have been targeted already, and in coming months the figures are expected to rise.

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Ewan Gardner

Serious Vulnerability Discovered in Adminer database Administration Tool

18/01/19 17:19

Foregenix are warning all their partners this morning about a vulnerability discovered in the popular
database administration tool Adminer, affecting versions up to and including v4.6.2. The vulnerability
was discovered by security researchers Yashar Shahinzadeh and more recently Willem de Groot,
who publicised the potential impact to eCommerce sites using the software.

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Kirsty Trainer

Why Your Business Should Deploy File Integrity Monitoring

19/11/18 15:32

File integrity monitoring (FIM) systems are an important part of your website security's immune system. If you want to find and destroy malicious code, you’ll need to know where it is and where it’s come from. FIM systems will log changes made to your website, where they’ve come from and when they were made. Utilising a FIM system in your security strategy will help provide you with up to date knowledge of the inner workings of your website.

Read More

eCommerce, Big or Small – Are You Being Hacked Right Now?

14/06/19 11:04

eCommerce has changed the way we shop and has brought huge benefits to consumers and businesses, but it comes with increased risks. Criminals are increasingly exploiting the weaknesses in businesses’ IT systems, applications and processes.

According to the British government statistics, there were 2 million cyber crimes last year and that number is increasing fast. That’s because cybercrime is potentially very lucrative; and the risk of getting caught compared with other crimes is relatively low.

We know from our own research that 79% of all businesses, both large and small, are at risk.

 

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

Read More
Kirsty Trainer

Cyberattacks Within Schools

25/01/19 10:25

In recent months, cyberattacks have been on the rise within the education industry, especially within schools. Only recently, CCTV was leaked on to the dark web through a disturbing website called ‘Watch live surveillance cameras in the UK’.

CCTV footage leaked included children in the playground, classrooms, and even the bathroom. 20% of schools have been targeted already, and in coming months the figures are expected to rise.

Read More
Ewan Gardner

Serious Vulnerability Discovered in Adminer database Administration Tool

18/01/19 17:19

Foregenix are warning all their partners this morning about a vulnerability discovered in the popular
database administration tool Adminer, affecting versions up to and including v4.6.2. The vulnerability
was discovered by security researchers Yashar Shahinzadeh and more recently Willem de Groot,
who publicised the potential impact to eCommerce sites using the software.

Read More
Kirsty Trainer

Why Your Business Should Deploy File Integrity Monitoring

19/11/18 15:32

File integrity monitoring (FIM) systems are an important part of your website security's immune system. If you want to find and destroy malicious code, you’ll need to know where it is and where it’s come from. FIM systems will log changes made to your website, where they’ve come from and when they were made. Utilising a FIM system in your security strategy will help provide you with up to date knowledge of the inner workings of your website.

Read More