More coronavirus phishing campaigns detected

More coronavirus phishing campaigns detected

Cybercriminals often use major global events to spread malware and steal data, and the recent coronavirus outbreak is no different. Security experts from Cofense have identified two phishing campaigns that take advantage of coronavirus concerns to infect devices with the Agent Tesla keylogger. According to the report, cybercriminals are distributing emails that appear to originate from The […]

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DDoS attacks hitting service providers hard

DDoS attacks hitting service providers hard

Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are “significantly” on the rise, suggest a new report from F5 Labs. The same report also argues brute force attacks, although still present, are losing steam. In the past two years, DDoS attacks accounted for almost half (49 percent) of all cyberattacks, representing “by far the biggest threat” to […]

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Cisco routers have critical security flaws

Cisco routers have critical security flaws

No less than 19 vulnerabilities were discovered in popular low-cost routers with  tools for business users. These vulnerabilities would allow criminals to eavesdrop on conversations, initiate fraudulent phone calls, and even pivot further into the internal network. The flaws were discovered by security researchers at Tenable Research, who claim that Cisco VoIP adapters from the SPA100 Series were vulnerable […]

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GandCrab ransomware crew returns from exile

GandCrab ransomware crew returns from exile

The group of hackers behind the now infamous GandCrab ransomware appear to have returned from their self-impsoed retirement. Researchers from Secureworks said they had analysed a new strain of computer virus and came to the conclusion that it was built by the same people that created GandCrab. It even contains the same mistakes as GandCrab, apparently. The […]

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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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