As the threat of cybersecurity grows in the U.K. companies are reported to be spending twice as much to prevent their businesses from being targeted, reports City A.M.
In 2016 budgets spent on cybersecurity more than doubled compared to that spent in 2015. It’s reported that, on average, the budget rose to £6.2 million per business as the threat of cyberattacks continued to increase.
According to a PwC’s yearly Global State of Information Security Survey, the cost of preventing cyberattacks and security breaches on businesses has grown by more than half to £2.6 million. Despite interviewing over 10,000 executives from 133 countries, the survey found that U.K. companies [...]
Hacking used to be a tool that government intelligence agencies utilized as a way of spying on other government agencies. Now many men and women from different walks of life and ages are learning the fundamentals of how to hack.Learning How to Hack
Before venturing down the path of learning how to hack, it’s important to remember that becoming a hacker is not something that a person can become overnight. However, with time and a passion for looking at code, it is possible for an individual to hack like a professional.
This, in turn, could land you a job in security which covers a number of software issues ranging from exploit development to network [...]
A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home.
According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are alleged to have urged him to remove the programme.
Mr Gore has stated that his loophole wasn’t designed to take the fun out of the game, which is reported to have seen users harassed by police for walking into restricted areas, according to the British tabloid newspaper, the Sun.
He stated that it was easy exploiting the game, [...]
A hacking group by the name of Shadow Brokers is claiming that it has National Security Agency hacking tools for sale.
In an Internet posting, the group said that they have a ‘full sponsor state tool set’ of cyberweapons, which the group claim belongs to the Equation Group, which is believed to be an NSA affiliate, according to a news report from RT. In a bid to back up their statement they posted what appears to be sample attack code.
Shadow Brokers are offering to sell the complete set of tools to the highest bidder. They are seeking to raise 1,000,000 bitcoins, worth around $568 million USD.
While there are bound to be some who may doubt the group [...]