Highlights and Updates

UK government launches its first national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-UK, to counter cyber threats.

Tuesday, 1st April 2014
The UK government finally launched its first national computer emergency response team, CERT-UK, in London today.

New Transatlantic cables will bypass USA to avoid NSA spying, says EU and Brazil

Tuesday, 1st April 2014
There are new plans to lay a modern high capacity fibre-optic cable from Lisbon, Portugal to Fortaleza, Brazil.
The jointly funded, €135 million project will enable Brazil and the EU to bypass US-owned transatlantic cables.

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

Monday, 31st March 2014
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.

Network Admins: Cisco patches six security flaws that posed DoS cyber attack risk

Friday, 28th March 2014
Cisco has released patches for six flaws in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS). The company said that the vulnerabilities are serious as they could be used to mount DoS attacks on its customers.

Joomla! AJAX Shoutbox Component "jal_lastID" SQL Injection Vulnerability

Friday, 28th March 2014
A vulnerability has been reported in the AJAX Shoutbox component for Joomla!, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.

The Secure Domain Foundation: New not-for-profit organization that aims to tag and track bad actors in the domain space

Friday, 28th March 2014
The Secure Domain Foundation (SDF) has just been launched. It is a non profit organisation that aims to provide free information and services to domain registries and hosting providers to help them detect fraudulent and malicious domains at the point of domain registration.

'Cyber Black Market' more profitable than illegal drug trade

Thursday, 27th March 2014
RAND Corporation's newest report says that the black market for cybercrime has now become a burgeoning powerhouse of highly organized groups, often connected with traditional crime groups and motivated by profit.

Cyber Security risk of using Windows XP after April 8th

Thursday, 27th March 2014
Cyber threats associated with using Windows XP after the cut off date of April 8th.

VIRUS ALERT: Windows Ransomware that infects PC via Email

Thursday, 27th March 2014
There is a trojan currently doing the rounds targeting Microsoft Windows PCs via Email.
This trojan once on your computer, downloads and installs Ransomware.

Ethiopian Government is Performing Hi-tech Surveillance on its Civillians, says New Report

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
According to a new report released by Human Rights Watch, the Ethiopian Government is performing hi-tech surveillance on Ethiopian opposition activists and journalists in the country and among the diaspora.