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January Coverage (10th)

January Coverage (10th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 10th January.

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IT Security Guru

The evolution of malware

http://bit.ly/19fwJZM

(This article is a conversation between Mikko and Raj Samani of McAfee discussing malware milestones.)

 

IT Security Guru

Eight speakers cancel RSA Conference slots

http://bit.ly/1cn634m

 

IT Pro

RSA speakers and sponsors drop out over NSA allegations

http://bit.ly/1dPDIom

 

Computerworld

The NSA blame game: Singling out RSA diverts attention from others

http://bit.ly/19tQOf5

 

PC Advisor

The NSA blame game: Singling out RSA diverts attention from others

http://bit.ly/1j6XGlQ

 

CBR

RSA talkers dropping like flies

http://bit.ly/1dPDP3j

 

TechRadar Pro

Security experts boycott conference over NSA interference

http://bit.ly/1anvPWm

 

Computer Weekly

NIST invested in protest-hit RSA Conference

http://bit.ly/LbN0Vp

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July Coverage (29th)

July Coverage (29th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 29th July.

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Digit (India)

F-Secure's Freedome app lets you surf web anonymously

http://bit.ly/1xtsTT6

F-Secure Country Manager (India and SAARC) Amit Nath quoted. “F-Secure says Freedome app is an ideal choice to deal with the cyber snooping…”

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July Coverage (23rd)

July Coverage (23rd) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 23rd July.

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Infosecurity

Zeus-like Kronos Banking Trojan Flogged for $7,000

http://bit.ly/1tmlOGp

“It looks like it may be a spinoff from the Carperb banking Trojan, for which the source was leaked to public domain a year ago, but this has not been confirmed yet,” F-Secure director of security response, Antti Tikkanen, told Infosecurity. “It remains to be seen if Kronos gets buyers from the underground market, and if the features are as advertised.”

 

Infosecurity

Nasdaq Hackers Used Two Zero Days But Motives a Mystery

http://bit.ly/1k5hV5E

F-Secure director of security response, Antti Tikkanen argued that there’s not enough publically available information to deduce that Moscow had a hand in the attack. “Zero-days are one indication that the attacker has more resources than on average, but it’s not always the case that zero-days indicate a nation-state actor,” he told Infosecurity. “I think in Nasdaq, along with other high-value targets, are now better equipped than they were in 2010. Are they well-enough equipped to be safe from skilled attackers? Probably not.”

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July Coverage (16th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 16th July.

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Huffington Post

Emergency data retention legislation: I have nothing to hide, so why should I care?

http://huff.to/1mhxsd3

(Article by Allen Scott)

 

Infosecurity

Zeus-like Kronos banking trojan flogged for $7,000

http://bit.ly/1yqcIYY

(With comment from Antti Tikkanen)

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July Coverage (8th)

July Coverage (8th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 8th July.

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Computer World UK

MiniDuke state cyber-weapon re-used Russian 'Cosmu' Trojan, F-Secure says

http://bit.ly/1jkiYOX

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke/MiniDuke Announcement & Sean Sullivan Quote - "At the moment, crimeware which targets consumers is under attack by international law enforcement. It is quite possible that the displaced crimeware vendors found a new buyer of information," speculated F-Secure security advisor, Sean Sullivan.

 

Gamer Headlines

Free Avast Vs F-Secure which one is the better AntiVirus?

http://bit.ly/1r5io7F

"Let’s begin with perhaps the most significant difference between the two programs – Avast includes a Virtual Sandbox feature, whereas F-Secure does not ... “Incase anyone is starting to feel a little sort for F-Secure, they do have the best and most user friendly control panel and also include parental controls for those happy to let their kids surf alone online. For some users this will be an important consideration, and while Avast has a perfectly functional interface it does not offer such filtering ... "In regards to customer service and support F-Secure have an excellent reputation not just for being typically able to resolve issues swiftly but also in being really simple to get in touch with. They offer not just phone or online form submission (As Avast does), but also email and chat ... “Those looking for a clean, deceptively powerful, family and customer friendly product may find their heads turned towards F-Secure.”


Reuters (UK)

REFILE-Israel's Nation-E sees revenue of up to $400 mln by year end

http://reut.rs/1qR0JTv

“Researchers with F-Secure of Finland and Symantec reported last week that they believe the "Energetic Bear" hacking group was behind a campaign to infect energy and industrial firms with malicious software.”

 

International Business Times

CosmicDuke: The Latest Strand to Russia’s Cyber-Espionage Campaign

http://bit.ly/1qR0KH6

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

V3

CosmicDuke malware threat uncovered by F-Secure

http://bit.ly/1og7WpP

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

InfoSecurity Magazine

CosmicDuke Combines Infamous Malware to Harvest User Data

http://bit.ly/1t6eJun

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

IT Pro Portal

MiniDuke hackers now targeting drug dealers as well as government agencies

http://bit.ly/1owwDQ5

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement

 

The Register

So which miscreants wrote the CosmicDuke info-slurping nasty?

http://bit.ly/1tiDuU1

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement & Tirmo Hirvonen (Labs Blog) Quoted -  "Moreover, we found that the loader was updated at some point, and both malware families took the updated loader into use," a blog post by F-Secure security researcher Timo Hirvonen explains. "Since Cosmu is the first malware known to share code with MiniDuke, we decided to name the samples showing this amalgamation of the MiniDuke-derived loader and Cosmu-derived payload as CosmicDuke."

 

Yahoo! News (UK) / Reuters / News RT / Cripps Sears

U.S government asks firms to check networks after “Energetic Bear” attacks

http://yhoo.it/1srbYjf

Sean Sullivan Quoted - “The Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT, issued the request after researchers with F-Secure … “ “The request follows another alert last week on Havex from ICS-CERT, which said that the agency and F-Secure had learned that the malicious software was designed to send a map of the network infrastructure back to the hackers' command-and-control server.” “F-Secure and Symantec said they believed the malicious software had so far only being used for spying, but that it had the capability to be used for sabotage. "They are scanning and mapping out industrial control system networks," said F-Secure researcher Sean Sullivan. "They are probably passing on the ones that are of interest to other groups."

 

The IET.org

US companies warned against “Energetic Bear” virus

http://bit.ly/1vVskkd

Sean Sullivan Quoted - (As above)

 

Graham Cluley

Dragonfly hackers target 1000 Western energy firms, industrial control systems

http://bit.ly/1owwT1A

“Meanwhile, F-Secure has claimed that the attackers used a remote access trojan (RAT) named Havex to hunt for vulnerable industrial control systems (ICS) with a view to ultimately accessing critical infrastructure used to manage electrical, water, oil, gas and data supplies.”

 

CDR Info

FBI Cleanups GameOver Zeus, Cryptolocker Botnets

http://bit.ly/1owwUm5

Brief Mention

“Technical assistance was provided by Dell SecureWorks and CrowdStrike. Numerous other companies also provided assistance, including facilitating efforts by victims to remediate the damage to their computers inflicted by Gameover Zeus. These companies include Microsoft Corporation, Abuse.ch, Afilias, F-Secure, Level 3 Communications, McAfee, Neustar, Shadowserver, Anubis Networks, Symantec, Heimdal Security, Sophos and Trend Micro.”

 

V3

Evolved Cridex cyber attack found with 50,000 stolen credentials

http://bit.ly/1qR0Z4W

“Cridex is one of many old attack tools to receive a technical upgrade in recent weeks. Researchers at F-Secure uncovered a fresh BlackEnergy hack campaign believed to be targeting European governments with a wave of spear-phishing emails masquerading as IT alerts in June.”

 

Oil Price

U.S. Urges Energy Companies To Be On Guard Against Russian Cyberattacks

http://bit.ly/VDtWnI

“The group is known to private malware researchers as “Energetic Bear” because it operates during Russian working hours and mostly targets Western energy companies. The U.S. security firm Symantec and F-Secure of Finland report that the group was responsible for an effort to implant the Havex Trojan infect in their victims’ computers” … “Symantec and F-Secure say the malware ordinarily is used only for spying, but can be modified to sabotage a machine.”

 

The Register

Wondering where our story on Russians hacking energy companies is?

http://bit.ly/1tiDDHj

Links to previous article which mentions F-Secure: Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

 

Mix 96 / Bridge FM / Radioaire / Radiocity / CFM Radio / City Talk FM / 9.74 Rock FM / Radio Borders / Central FM / North Sound / Basingstoke The Breeze / Andover The Breeze / Key103 / Clyde1 / Hallam FM / 2br / Juice Brighton / Gaydio / Forthone / Tayam / LBC.co.uk / Sky.com / Jack Bristol / My Gold Music / Radio Pembrokeshire / Virus BFN / Minster FM / Kerrang Radio / Three FM / My Gold Music / Sun FM / Stray FM / Cool FM / Orange.co.uk / KLFM 967 / Viking FM / Metro Radio / 964 Eagle / Yorkshire Coast Radio / Wessex FM / Manchester’s Magic / Viking FM / North Sound / Pirate FM

Russian Hackers “Could Disrupt Power Supply

http://bit.ly/1r5hJmp

Brief Mention - “Finnish security firm F-Secure has said that in the past six months the group has become more sophisticated and aggressive.”

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June Coverage (27th)

June Coverage (27th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 27th June.

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International Business Times

Samsung Knox - Is it Enough to Fix Android's 'Toxic Hellstew of Vulnerabilities'?

http://bit.ly/TE4P2O

Sean Sullivan, a mobile security expert at F-Secure, believes that the integration is a "move in the right direction" but is unconvinced that it will solve all the problems. "I don't know if this will be the 'killer app' which makes the difference," Sullivan told IBTimes UK. "Many security-minded businesses are already allowing personal devices in their networks. Perhaps Knox won't move them further, but it could allow them to more easily manage what they've already allowed. And things can then evolve from there."

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June Coverage (20th)

June Coverage (20th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 20th June.

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PC Advisor

Virgin floats into the cloud-storage business

(PRINT): Mentions F-Secure/Virgin Media Cloud

 

Sunday Business Post

Ward offline danger with E-security and mighty Finn

(PRINT): Features Freedome and Interview with Bunmi Sowande, Technical Security Consultant at F-Secure

 

The Register

Victorian Police say Redmond's wrong! XP doesn't 'heighten risk'

http://bit.ly/1lfV4OG

Brief Mention of the European Press Trip & Mikko Hypponen Quote - "Victoria's finest are not alone in their clingy love for XP; a new three-month BitDefender study declared one in five small to medium sized businesses still used the operating system while F-Secure security thinker Mikko Hypponen declared he "can't wait for Windows XP to die".

 

Cable.co.uk

eBay bans sales of smartphone with built-in spyware

http://bit.ly/1jQioTk

Brief Mention of the Mobile Threat Report - “According to 2013 figures from F-Secure, around 97 per cent of new mobile malware targets Android smartphones as opposed to iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. Of these threats, almost nine in ten (88 per cent) are trojans.”

 

Press Box

InfoCom shows that loud-based security for SMEs is offered as value-added to FTTx

http://bit.ly/TlvG3d

“The most common security solution adopted by SME customers worldwide is software-based with basic features based on software of ESET, F-Secure, McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro. F-Secure and McAfee are, by far, the most popular choices with McAfee being dominant in North America and Latin America, while F-Secure has a stronger foothold among providers in the Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Western Europe.”

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June Coverage (18th)

June Coverage (18th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 18th June.

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European Press Trip Coverage:

 

The Inquirer

In-app purchases are killing the gaming industry, says Mikko Hypponen

http://bit.ly/1ymypKx

 

The Inquirer

F-Secure: Malware-riddled Windows XP needs to 'hurry up and die'

http://bit.ly/1lBBFxs


V3

One in five SMBs still running Windows XP

http://bit.ly/1vWDvuP

(Includes mention of the European Press Trip currently taking place in Helsinki, Finland and Link to above article. - “The warnings around XP come as F-Secure’s chief security researcher Mikko Hypponen voiced his frustration XP is still so embedded in company’s, during a press event attended by V3’s sister site The Inquirer.”)



 

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The Guardian

Chinese smartphone on sale on Amazon and eBay contains built-in malware

http://bit.ly/1lyEKhU

(Includes small mention of the F-Secure Mobile Threat Report. - "Android accounted for 97% of the malware targeted at mobile devices last year, according to data from security firm F-Secure, an increase of 20% year on year.”)


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June Coverage (16th)

June Coverage (16th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 16th June.

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V3

Law agencies shift cyber crime focus to those behind online scams

http://bit.ly/1nfk3Ed

(Comment from Sean Sullivan)

 

IT Security

Does DOS extortion break the security risk management rule?

http://bit.ly/1qjHZv9

(Comment from Sean Sullivan)

 

SC Magazine UK

‘First Android ransomware’ to target UK

http://bit.ly/1pbMDaX

(Mention of the Mobile Threat Report)

 

Broadband Analyst

Parental controls and online protection with your broadband

http://bit.ly/1skG7Ew

(Details the security packages offered by various ISPs. Name’s F-Secure SAFE as Virgin Media’s offering.)

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June Coverage (12th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 12th June.

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PC Pro

Tweetdeck XSS flaw: revoke access now

http://bit.ly/1l3QQPM

(Mikko Hypponen briefly quoted - “Intriguingly, the flaw isn't entirely new: F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen reported the same issue to Tweetdeck in 2011, when it was apparently fixed. It's unclear how the same problem could be allowed to happen again.“)

 

IT Pro

TweetDeck users urged to restart app to avoid XSS attack

http://bit.ly/1l4nWz0

(Mikko Hypponen briefly quoted - “Mikko Hypponen, the chief research officer at F-Secure, discovered a similar flaw in Tweetdeck back in 2011.”)

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June Coverage (10th)

June Coverage (10th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 10th June.

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Families Online

What is your child getting up to online?

http://bit.ly/1qmmVBx

Article by Allen Scott

 

SC Magazine

Operation Tovar ‘inspiring’ cybercrime collaboration

http://bit.ly/1pGiHoC

F-Secure mentioned as being involved with Operation Tovar (Along with other vendors)

 

The IT Donut

GOZeuS and CryptoLocker: why you have a week to protect yourself

http://bit.ly/1l9xzLD

Mention and link to the F-Secure Online Scanner

 

Excite

Tips on how to remove Gameover Zeus

http://bit.ly/1inJCAp

Mention and link to the F-Secure Online Scanner

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June Coverage (6th)

June Coverage (6th) | F-Secure Coverage (UK) | Scoop.it

F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 6th June.

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Mix 96 (Radio Station)

Only 18% Of Bucks Feels Safe Online

http://bit.ly/1uXcbME

(Tom Gaffney’s interview on Freedome)

 

Information Security Buzz

Updating The Outdated

http://bit.ly/1kFRkKM

(By-Line Article from Allen Scott)

 

Apps Tech News

Opinion: Windows 8(.1) is the Enterprise OS

http://bit.ly/1mHclkS

(Mention of the Mobile Threat Report - "The other big enhancement to Windows Phone 8.1 is in regards to security. The current biggest OS in the Enterprise, Android, is always making the headlines for its vulnerabilities – the latest from an F-Secure report shows 91% of mobile malware targets Google’s platform. In 8.1, Microsoft added the ability for device storage to be encrypted using trusted BitLocker technology.”)

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June Coverage (4th)

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Summer is upon us for the F-Secure UK & Ireland team and we welcome you back with brand new June coverage as well as another new logo! Apologies for the lack of regular updates throughout May and we predict a lot of strong coverage for June! Here is our coverage from 4th June.

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Fool.com

What Spotify’s Data Breach Teaches Us About Android and Streaming Services

http://bit.ly/1hIfR24

(Mention of the Mobile Threat Report)

 

Reuters (Syndicated on Yahoo UK / Self Trade / BDNews24)

U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged

http://reut.rs/SyCM4b

(Brief Mention(s) of F-Secure)

 

V3

US charges Russian over Gameover Zeus malware racket

http://bit.ly/TJk0Iz

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May Coverage (28th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 28th May.

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Facebook Coverage:

 

V3

Facebook arms users with Trend Micro and F-Secure anti-malware support

http://bit.ly/TwXWRn

 

Information Week

Facebook fights malware with free security software

http://ubm.io/1oMPt81

 

Expert Reviews

Facebook launches F-Secure browser-based malware scanner

http://bit.ly/1mDw2Nh

 

The Inquirer

Facebook teams up with Trend Micro and F-Secure for better security

http://bit.ly/1ocSyjP

 

IT Pro

Facebook vows to address malware risk

http://bit.ly/1l0rkL8

 

Infosecurity

Facebook implements free browser-based AV for users

http://bit.ly/1xHQDG2

 

TechWeek Europe

Facebook makes malware removal tools free for users

http://bit.ly/1pj8AZg

 

 

 

Freedome Coverage:

 

One News Page

For safe, private mobile browsing, huddle under F-Secure’s Freedome

http://bit.ly/1innOom

 

 

 

F-Secure KEY coverage:

 

IT Pro Portal

How bad habits are still compromising passwords post-Heartbleed

http://bit.ly/1oMPWXM

 

Comms Business

Essential password tips from F-Secure

http://bit.ly/1oMQ0a8

 

 

 

Younited for Business Coverage:

 

PCR

Security roundup: hackers steal Google account passwords

http://bit.ly/1l7QFgs

 

 

Mobile Threat Report Coverage:

 

Macworld

Five new threats to your mobile device security

http://bit.ly/1s593QI

 

TechWeek Europe

Leaked source code causes explosion in popularity of ‘iBanking’ malware

http://bit.ly/SyfVpo

 

 

 

Breaking News / Features Coverage:

 

PC Pro

Router security: why your gateway to the web is at risk

http://bit.ly/1jUdZ6L

(Comment from Sean Sullivan)

 

Infosecurity

New web vulnerabilities expose eBay user data again

http://bit.ly/1xHRsi3

(Comment from Sean Sullivan)

 

Mobile Europe

Threats to 4G LTE networks behind new Nokia security unit

http://bit.ly/1uWEhHL

(“He adds work will continue with the likes of Infobox, Instanet, Juniper, F-Secure to implement their products into network’s infrastructure.”)

 

Softonic

After one month of using the unsupported XP… nothing happened

http://bit.ly/1pFEAED

(“Security expert Mikko Hypponen, founder of F-Secure, joked that the most secure operating system is Windows 3.1 because no one makes viruses for it anymore.” & Congratulations to Mikko on his job title change.)

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July Coverage (25th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 25th July.

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SC Magazine UK

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

http://bit.ly/1pfUz9y

Antti Tikkanen quoted - Antti Tikkanen, director of security response at antivirus vendor F-Secure, said that the ECB had reacted quickly to the incident and praised the network segregation. “I think the ECB came out with quite a clear statement on what has happened, and explained what kind of data was lost. In general, the best option is not to store any data you fear you might lose. If you can't do that, then encrypt it. Sometimes all data simply can't be encrypted because of the way it's used. If only customer contact data was lost, they did a better job than average with segregation."

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July Coverage (17th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 17th July.

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Street Wise Tech

F-Secure Anti-Virus – 2014 Edition

http://bit.ly/X8GGUj

Review of F-Secure Anti-Virus

“F-Secure Anti-Virus is one of the best anti-virus software programs ever developed…”

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July Coverage (9th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 9th July.

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PCR (PRINT)

F-Secure SAFE Product Feature - Please

 

IT Security

CosmicDuke – does it highlight the difference between US, Russian and Chinese cyberspies?

http://bit.ly/1svWvya

Includes F-Secure CosmicDuke Announcement & Sean Sullivan Quoted

 

Fool.com

DOD Approval of iOS and Android Deal Another Blow to BlackBerry

http://bit.ly/1qJkKtx

Mention of Mobile Threat Report - “A study from security specialist F-Secure found that Android-based malware accounted for 97% of all mobile malware in 2013. The remaining 3% targeted Nokia's discontinued Symbian OS, while iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Phones accounted for 0% of all malware attacks.”

 

Families Online

Internet safety for children

http://bit.ly/1mHUxva

Allen Scott Quoted - "MD Allen Scott, MD of security experts F-Secure said: "We understand that many people are a bit lost when it comes to online protection, which is why we've compiled advice to give some guidance."

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July Coverage (1st)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 1st July.

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Microscope

F-Secure: Data security cloud concerns are ‘misplaced’

http://bit.ly/1vws1fy

 

V3

BlackEnergy spooks hacking government systems with bogus IT alerts

http://bit.ly/1oDH8D0

 

TechWorld

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

http://bit.ly/1o2bVaG

 

ComputerWorld UK

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

http://bit.ly/1jkhRPf

 

Yahoo! News

Russian hackers ‘target western power plants’

http://yhoo.it/1nafLkj

 

Sky News

Russian hackers ‘target western power plants’

http://bit.ly/1r5hJmp

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June Coverage (26th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 26th June.

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European Press Trip Coverage:

 

Tech World / Computer World UK

New Havex malware variants target industrial control system and SCADA users

http://bit.ly/TlxIQN

 

Info Security Magazine

Watering Hole Hackers Sniff Out Industrial Control Systems for Future Attack

http://bit.ly/1mjkPm0

 

SC Magazine UK

Nation state behind malware attacks on European ICS systems?

http://bit.ly/1sFqx6D

 

The Register

Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

http://bit.ly/1qdzAcU

 



Other Coverage:

 

SC Magazine UK

Bank bosses finally get the memo on cyber security

http://bit.ly/1uWfVfu

Sean Sullivan quoted - "On the JP Morgan figure, F-Secure researcher Sean Sullivan said that it wasn't clear what the money is for: “It's difficult to tell what exactly the increase is for. I get the sense it's just added costs related to DDoS mitigation, and not for actually improving core security principals.”

 

Fool.com

Why Apple Will Beat Google in This Crucial Market

http://bit.ly/1qxU2mB

Mobile Threat Report quoted - "Android's security as a health-care platform is also questionable. F-Secure recently reported that out of all the malware discovered during the first quarter of 2014, Android was targeted by 275 out of 277 "threat families" (malware-infected apps sharing a common code). iOS and Symbian were each only targeted by a single threat family."

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June Coverage (19th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 19th June.

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European Press Trip Coverage:

 

The Inquirer

One in five SMBs refuse to let go of Windows XP

http://bit.ly/1lYqZrF

(Mikko Hypponen of rival security firm F-Secure recently said, "I can't wait for Windows XP to die. I’m glad Microsoft stopped shipping updates. I'm mad at Microsoft for shipping updates after end of support, it should try and kill this beast. But it's not dead yet.")


The Inquirer

Mikko Hypponen says John Kerry should 'shut the f*** up' about Snowden

http://bit.ly/1raO3nj

(Mikko Hypponen has slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry for branding Edward Snowden a "coward" and a "traitor," and saying that the US National Security Agency (NSA) document leaker should "man up" and return to the United States from Russia to "make his case".)


 

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June Coverage (17th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 17th June.

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SC Magazine UK (PRINT)

(Brief Mention - “Helsinki-based F-Secure' s Personal Cloud Service has been selected to power BT Cloud, a service enabling BT's UK customers to safely store and share photos, videos and personal files across their smartphones, tablets and PCs.” )

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June Coverage (13th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 13th June.

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NY Time

European Firms Turn Privacy Into Sales Pitch

http://nyti.ms/1oW28FK

(Features Timo Laaksonen and Mentions F-Secure’s Cloud Storage Application & Data Security)

 

IT Pro Portal

Thursday Threat Report: Tweetdeck hack, how to tell if you're GameOver infected, and how to stay safe in the FIFA World Cup 2014

http://bit.ly/1lshLmU

(F-Secure Briefly Mentioned (Gameover Botnet & Tweetdeck Patch) - “Details of how it works are revealed in the announcement, for those interested in the technical aspects behind this. F-Secure says it is the first time it has used this particular technology.”)

 

CultHub

Sponsored Video: The Hoff goes in search for Digital Freedom

http://bit.ly/1n8Ccne

(Sponsored Article on Freedome)

 

Gadget Review

Cyber Criminals Beware F-Secure And The Hoff Are Looking For You

http://bit.ly/1kSy0tO

(Sponsored Article on Freedome)

 

Beta News

F-Secure releases one-click test for PCs infected by GameOver Zeus botnet

http://bit.ly/1uekvVQ

(Mentions F-Secure’s GameOver Zeus Announcement)

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June Coverage (11th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 11th June.

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ITProPortal

One-click test released for PCs infected by GameOver Zeus botnet

http://bit.ly/TJmG8O

(Mentions F-Secure announcement on Gameover Zeus)

 

ComputerWorld UK

One-click test finds Gameover Zeus infections

http://bit.ly/1uXeMGf

(Mentions F-Secure announcement on Gameover Zeus)

 

TechWorld

One-click test finds Gameover Zeus infections

http://bit.ly/1nwVcxq

(Mentions F-Secure announcement on Gameover Zeus)

 

International Business Times

Cybercriminals Will Leverage Chatbot Technology Used to 'Pass' Turing Test

http://bit.ly/1km9v39

(Sean Sullivan quoted following briefing)

 

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June Coverage (9th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 9th June.

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SC Magazine UK

ICYMI: Praise for Operation Tovar, Vodafone transparency & Open SSL problems

http://bit.ly/1n1DJeN

(Quote from Sean Sullivan - Speaking to SCMagazineUK.com, F-Secure researcher Sean Sullivan applauded the move and said that the most transparent telcos will end up ‘winning'. He added that it would be easy for companies with few requests to submit their transparency requests, but harder for those – like BT – with close-government ties. “…It's a very promising trend for companies that haven't got many requests, but other larger telcos are going to follow and it's going to be more difficult to move forward.”

 

CBR Online

Microsoft demands NSA reform on anniversary of Snowden leaks

http://bit.ly/1l0Mjh1

(Quote from Mikko Hypponen - Mikko Hypponen of security firm F-Secure said: "Practically all the changes we've seen have been to improve the privacy of US citizens, not foreigners. Politicians have to keep their voters satisfied, and we foreigners won't be able to vote them out of their positions.")

 

Information Age

Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure - 'I hope we get more Snowdens'

http://bit.ly/1km8wjI

("Security expert Mikko Hypponen of security and privacy specialist F-Secure talks about the events of Year 1 After Snowden, and their impact on people and business”)

 

IT Security Guru

A year since Snowden’s revelations – industry views

http://bit.ly/1s5pexl

(Mikko Hypponen quoted)

 

IT Security Guru

Attackers predicted to begin targeting security software

http://bit.ly/TJlEtq

(Sean Sullivan quoted)

 

IT Security Guru

IT professionals believe passwords make them vulnerable

http://bit.ly/1km8DeZ

(Sean Sullivan quoted)

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June Coverage (5th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 5th June.

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Easier Technology

British mobile users targeted by malware

http://bit.ly/1odcSlc

(Mentions of Mobile Threat Report)

 

Source Wire

red24 Offers Information to Those at Risk from Cyber Crime and Identity Theft

http://bit.ly/1odcSBT

(Brief Mention of F-Secure, Online Scanner & Removal Tools/Rescue CDs)

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May Coverage (29th)

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F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 29th May.

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Make Use Of

Is your antivirus tracking you? You’d be surprised at what it sends

http://bit.ly/1lmM4va ;

(Article saying that AV companies collect data on users. F-Secure is mentioned as being part of the study by AV-Comparatives, but is not singled out. AhnLab and Emsisoft are listed as the two vendors which collect the least amount of data.)

 

ComputerWorld UK

Windows XP hack resurrects patches for retired OS

http://bit.ly/1l0s575

(“In August 2010, after Microsoft required customers to upgrade from XP SP2 to SP3 to continue to receive security updates, a security adviser with antivirus vendor F-Secure revealed a Windows registry hack that tricked Windows Update into "seeing" an XP SP2 PC as an XP SP3 system.”)

 

IT Pro

Facebook vows to address malware risk

http://bit.ly/1l0rkL8

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