Highlights and Updates

SIEMENS patches Security Vulnerabilities in ICS Equipment

Monday, 24th March 2014
Industrial control systems manufacturer, Siemens, has released new versions of its SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU family and its SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC, resolving a total of eight security vulnerabilities.

Cisco launches Advanced Malware Protection solution for Africa

Monday, 24th March 2014
Cisco has also launched its Advanced Malware Protection solution for Africa aimed at protecting businesses from falling into cyber attacks.

Enormous Child Pornography Ring Uncovered

Monday, 24th March 2014
An enormous child pornography ring, trafficking in the indecent photos mostly of boys, aged three to 17 years of age has been uncovered.

VIRUS ALERT: Recent Adobe flash vulnerability currently being exploited

Monday, 24th March 2014
A recent Adobe flash vulnerability is currently being exploited. Only 3 out of 51 Antiviruses are able to detect this.

BlackOS software package automates website hacking

Monday, 24th March 2014
BlackOS, a malicious software package designed to automate the process of hacking websites, is being offered in undergound markets for $3800 a year and can be rented for $100 a month. 

MALWARE ALERT: ATTENTION GAMERS! GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 BETA VERSION CONTAINS MALWARE

Thursday, 20th March 2014
A PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 has not yet been released by Rockstar Games. However cyber criminals are sending fraudulent emails offering a Grand Theft Auto 5 Beta test version in a ZIP file. This file contains malware.

Operation Windigo

Thursday, 20th March 2014
Security researchers have uncovered a widespread cybercriminal campaign that has seized control of over 25,000 servers worldwide, in order to send millions of spam messages a day and redirect people to unwanted websites.
This attack has been called "Operation Windigo".

VIRUS ALERT: MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES VIDEO

Thursday, 20th March 2014
There is a file spreading around via email and social media sites named "Malaysian Airlines MH370 5m Video.exe."  Please do not run it. 
Users who attempt to access this attachment are infected with a generic Trojan, which opens a backdoor onto their systems.

Google Play goes down twice this week after hacker exploits vulnerability

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
Google Play became unavailable to Android users and app developers this week after a hacker tested a vulnerability he found in the developer console.

Kenya Establishes Special Dedicated Unit for Cyber-crime

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
Kenya has established a special dedicated unit that will handle all cyber-crime related cases in the country, in a bid to stamp out the growing problem.