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This Woman Stops Hackers – A Woman In A Male Dominated Industry

This Woman Stops Hackers – A Woman In A Male Dominated Industry

Hackers always seem to be one step ahead of cyber-defenders But one step is all they are allowed. It’s my job, and the job of other CTOs in the cyber-security industry, to keep pace with hackers and, if we’re lucky, beat them to the punch, providing a solution for a problem or risk as soon […]

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

IAAF System Hacked, Athletes’ Medical Records Exposed

IAAF System Hacked, Athletes’ Medical Records Exposed

The world of athletics woke up on Monday to shocking news of a cyber-attack on International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that has breached athletes’ medical records stored in the global track and field governing body’s servers in Monaco. The IAAF subsequently issued a statement on Monday confirming that the attack was orchestrated by notorious […]

Hacker Claims To Be Selling Stolen NSA Spy Tools

Hacker Claims To Be Selling Stolen NSA Spy Tools

On Saturday, a load of computer code — whose purpose is to break into other computers — was leaked to the public by an anonymous entity called “The Shadow Brokers.”       The same mysterious entity also promised an upcoming “cyber weapons auction” — the digital equivalent to putting stolen military missiles up for […]