- South Korea Says North Korea Is Blackmailing One of Its Top Online Retailers. From Softpedia. According to reports from South Korean media, on Monday, authorities announced they were investigating a data breach at Interpark Corp, a company that runs the interpark.com online shopping portal, one of South Korea’s biggest online stores. Two days later, on Wednesday, June 27, South Korean authorities made the first public statements regarding this incident after conducting a basic investigation surrounding the IP addresses involved in the Interpark hack.
North Korea Linked With Hacks Stealing From Banks. From US News And World Report. Network security researchers have linked cyber attacks that stole millions of dollars from Asian banks to hacking incidents attributed to North Korea, raising questions as to whether the cash-strapped hermit kingdom is seeking new ways to replenish its coffers.
Did the Clinton Email Server Have an Internet-Based Printer?. From Krebs On Security. The Associated Press today points to a remarkable footnote in a recent State Department inspector general report on the Hillary Clinton email scandal: The mail was managed from the vanity domain “clintonemail.com.” But here’s a potentially more explosive finding: A review of the historic domain registration records for that domain indicates that whoever built the private email server for the Clintons also had the not-so-bright idea of connecting it to an Internet-based printer.
- CyberSecurity Market Report. From Cybersecurity Ventures.
- Market research firm Gartner says global spending on IT security is set to increase 4.7 percent in 2015 to $75.4 billion, and the world will spend $101 billion on information security in 2018.
- The cyber security market is estimated to grow to $170 billion (USD) by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report from Markets and Markets. The aerospace, defense, and intelligence vertical continues to be the largest contributor to cybersecurity solutions.
North Korea’s missiles don’t frighten me, but the realities of cyber warfare are chilling. From The Telegraph. The advent of cyber warfare means that you do not need to construct the vast infrastructure of a missile programme to cause mayhem; the only requirement is a team of able people with laptops and internet connections. If they are clever enough, this hit squad of nerds can knock out power grids, disable banking systems and paralyse normal life in a target country. And they can do all this from the safety of their office thousands of miles away.
- Indian hackers hack 100 Pak websites after attack on actor Mohanlal’s website. From India Today. “We have launched an attack on Pakistani sites and have brought down several government and online sites of Pakistan. We are also defacing websites of some prominent actors and we will continue to do this till Pakistani hackers do not stop such attack on Indian cyber space,” said a hacker of Indian Cyber Security Force, which claims to be an NGO.
Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA. From Cayman News Service. As local telecommunications provider Flow issued another alert about phishing scams impacting its customers, the managing director of the Information & Communications Technology Authority warned that Cayman is being targeted by cyber criminals. Earlier this week Flow warned customers about an email purporting to be from LIME, its previous brand, regarding spam security issues which asked them to click on a link. But this is just one of many problems email users are experiencing. Although the ICTA could not be certain of a connection,
Ransomware Seen as Growing Cyber Threat. From CFO.com. Miscellaneous errors accounted for the largest number of data security breaches last year, while ransomware is becoming a more common form of cyber attack, according to Verizon. The telecom company said in its 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report that miscellaneous errors were at fault for 17.7% of breaches, followed by insider and privilege misuse (16.3%) and physical theft and loss (15.1%).