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State of Emergency Announced After Ransomware Attack

January 16th, 2020|

A press conference was called by the Mayor of New Orleans,
LaToya Cantrell, at the end of last year to declare a state of emergency following
a major ransomware attack on the city.

At the press conference, the city’s Mayor stated that ransomware
had been detected but no ransom demands had been …read more

Another Google Home and Amazon Alexa Vulnerability

January 10th, 2020|

A vulnerability affecting both Amazon and Googles smart
speakers was disclosed by security researchers from SRLabs that enables
attackers to turn unsuspecting users’ smart speakers into eavesdropping or
phishing tools.

The researchers were able to make the smart speakers ask
users for their google account password or even silently record users. They
were able …read more

We’re Exhibiting at ASIS Europe 2020!

January 2nd, 2020|

We’re excited to be exhibiting at ASIS Europe again this year, 2020! Look out for us between 1-3 of April in Prague!

ASIS Europe 2020 – From Risk to Resilience, 1-3 April, Prague, CZ, is a unique gathering designed for established and aspiring security leaders, expert advisors, and …read more

Hedge Funds Eavesdrop on Bank of England Press Conferences

December 19th, 2019|

According to inquiries and a report by The Times, the
Bank of England has admitted that their press conferences have been
eavesdropped on by hedge funds before they’ve been publicly broadcasted.

According to the bank, an audio feed that was put in place
as a backup to the video broadcast, in the …read more

Police Departments Partner with Ring, to Request Video Footage from Cameras

December 13th, 2019|

It’s been reported recently that more than 400 police departments
in the United States have formed video-sharing partnerships with the Amazon
owned doorbell-camera company, Ring. Granting the police departments possible
access to ring customers camera footage is a key part of the company’s latest
initiative to create a ‘new neighbourhood watch’.

Ring was …read more

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM): The Threat Process & Countermeasures Workshop

December 5th, 2019|

QCC’s Technical Director, Jason Dibley, is delivering a workshop at the Orchard Hotel, Singapore over the 16th & 17th of January next year (2020). The workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of what’s involved with Technical surveillance Countermeasures and why it’s needed.

iPhone Cameras Can Be Activated in the Background by Facebook App

November 28th, 2019|

Earlier this month it was reported by concerned users that
whilst scrolling through Facebooks app, their iPhones cameras were turned on in
the background.

Brought to light by multiple posts on twitter, Facebook’s iPhone app contained a bug that whilst users were looking at photos or watching videos, their cameras …read more

In-room Robots Used to Spy on Hotel Guests

November 21st, 2019|

Japanese hotel chain, Henn na, has been forced to
issue an apology after a major security flaw was discovered with their in-room
robots by a security researcher.

The chains parent company, HIS Group, owns several locations
across Japan that all use robots to carry out various tasks in the hotel. The robots
are …read more

Researchers Control Siri, Alexa and Google Home with Lasers

November 14th, 2019|

A report was published last week by a group of researchers
who were able to use lasers to control the three biggest smart assistants,
Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. The devices received inaudible, sometimes
invisible, commands from the lasers. The researchers were able to send commands
such as asking the smart assistants …read more

Defence Contractor Uses Photographic Memory to Share UK State Secrets

October 31st, 2019|

British defence contractor, Simon Finch, claimed he had passed
on top-secret military information to foreign governments and was charged under
the official secrets act.

Finch worked for BAE systems and described himself as ‘someone
who works upon classified systems’ and added that he is ‘somewhat
autistic and a near-photographic memory’. He claimed …read more