Blog posts by Warwick Ashford

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Akamai to Block Magecart-Style Attacks

Credit card data thieves, commonly known as Magecart groups, typically use JavaScript code injected into compromised third-party components of e-commerce websites to harvest data from shoppers to commit fraud. A classic example was a Magecart group’s compromise of Inbenta Technologies’ natural language processing software used to answer user questions by UK-based ticketing website, Ticketmaster. The Magecart group inserted malicious JavaScript into the Inbenta JavaScript code, enabling the cyber criminals to harvest all the customer credit card data submitted to the...

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Microsoft Partnership Enables Security at Firmware Level

Microsoft has partnered with Windows PC makers to add another level of cyber attack protection for users of Windows 10 to defend against threats targeting firmware and the operating system. The move is in response to attackers developing threats that specifically target firmware as the IT industry has built more protections into operating systems and connected devices. A trend that appears to have been gaining popularity since Russian espionage group APT28 – also known as Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sofacy Group, Sednit, and Strontium – was found to be exploiting firmware...

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Leading IDaaS Supplier OneLogin Aiming for the Top

OneLogin is among the leading vendors in the overall, product, innovation and market leadership ratings in KuppingerCole’s latest Leadership Compass Report on IDaaS Access Management , but is aiming to move even further up the ranks. In a media and analyst briefing, OneLogin representatives talked through key and recent product features and capabilities in an ongoing effort improve the completeness of products. Innovation is a key capability in IT market segments, and unsurprisingly this is an important area for OneLogin. The most recent innovations include Vigilance AI,...


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