Risk of network-based attacks continues to grow

Risk of network-based attacks continues to grow

Network-based attacks are rising in popularity, a new report says, claiming that botnets, DNS as DDoS are key attack vectors. CenturyLink’s new whitepaper argues that organisations struggle to identify, block and mitigate threats on time, and even though visibility and monitoring is important – acting is paramount. Necurs, Emotet and TheMoon are considered the biggest, […]

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Wikipedia hit by DDoS attack

Wikipedia hit by DDoS attack

The world’s most popular online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, has suffered a severe DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, which resulted with multiple servers across the globe going offline in different points in time. According to the company’s Twitter account, but also a subsequent press release, the attack started on Friday, forcing the site offline across Europe and parts of the […]

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Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware is trendy again, according to a new repot from McAfee which says that new ransomware samples increased by 118 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. It also states that it had observed “shifts” in initial access vectors, campaign management and “technical innovations in the code”. Looking at the targets, McAfee says ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed […]

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Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Employees still pose the greatest cybersecurity risk for industrial processes, as they are the ones to most often err and make a mess. This is according to a new report by Kaspersky which claims that more than half (52 per cent) of all incidents around operational technology, or industrial control systems were in fact human errors. The […]

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