Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.
Avengers: End Game has smashed box office ratings, but has also been in the news for other reasons. It would seem that cybercriminals have capitalised on the Marvel movie's hype and have scammed online viewers who gave their name, email and credit card details under the promise of no charge being made. The use of social engineering in cybercrime is ever-growing, playing on people's emotions,. Remember to check https and other signs of security/authenticity to avoid falling susceptable to phishing scams.
A team at Michigan State University has designed a processor chip that can self-encrypt and is believed to be unhackable. The chip in question has been named 'MORPHEUS' and "blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data 20 times per second—infinitely faster than a human hacker can work and thousands of times faster than even the fastest electronic hacking techniques," according the press release. It's believed that the the processor can be employed on any device with a CPU and could play a big part in the advancement of IoT security.
Security Panel - Episode 3 is now available and we are joined by Richard Preece, Chief Training Officer at OSP Cyber Academy who will be discussing the importance of security training for staff and creating a 'security' culture that fits the organisation.
We will be back next week with another round up of cyber-security news.
Remember: cyber-attacks are a matter of 'when' not 'if' - be prepared!