Highlights and Updates

White House wants to overhaul NSA phone data collection

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
The White House is set to call for major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) phone metadata surveillance programme.

VIRUS ALERT: Microsoft Word Zero-Day Vulnerability is currently being exploited

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
Microsoft has warned about a Zero-Day vulnerability in Microsoft Word that is currently being actively exploited in the wild

Cisco Patches AsyncOS Code Execution Vulnerability

Monday, 24th March 2014
Cisco has fixed a serious vulnerability in the AsyncOS Software that runs in both its Email Security Appliance (ESA) and its Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) products. This vulnerability lets an attacker execute code with the privileges of the root user.

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".