Companies in financial services, consulting and healthcare, along with business leaders, have been targeted by hackers from India using accounts spoofing the World Health Organization (WHO).
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While public safety measures have started to relax, the surge of malware accompanying the pandemic is still making headlines. As a recent study points out, hackers have created no less than 130 000 new e-mail domains related to Covid-19 to carry out what analysts now call ”fearware” attacks.
A point of tension between business leaders and IT departments is exposing organizations to security risks. New research shows that executives are pressuring IT administrators to ease off on security protocols when it comes to their devices, fearful that they might expose their personal lives but also because they find obeying security standards a hassle.
Despite the downsides of replacing on-premise work with remote work, 84% of companies anticipate a consistent expansion of remote work practices, according to a 2020 Remote Work-From-Home Cybersecurity Report published earlier this week.
In its sixth annual Data Security Incident Response (DSIR) Report, BakerHostetler found that phishing attacks ranked as the leading cause of data incidents among the 959 cybersecurity incidents the law firm helped clients manage last year. This is the fifth year in a row phishing proved to be the top cause of data security incidents in the law firm’s report.
Our homes are littered with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, even if we might not be aware that they fall into that category. Left unattended, unpatched or unprotected, they are just waiting to be taken over by malicious actors who can use them in numerous nefarious ways. We can now take a closer look at the most vulnerable devices and at what constitutes a threat in the home or business IoT ecosystem.
Access to company networks is sold on the dark web, and the latest research indicates that it’s a growing business, with advertisements for this type of illegal access increasing by 69% in Q1 2020 compared with the Q4 2019.
We’ve faced life-altering changes over the past few months, and many of us are still learning to cope. The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed the way we do business. After all this disruption, we wanted to take a close look at how our channel partners are doing, so we asked them how the pandemic is influencing their businesses in general. Our project, called Special Bitdefender Research, ran throughout the month of April, giving all our partners worldwide the chance to share their opinion.
Many companies rushed to provide their employees with a procedure to work from home, leading to a drastic increase in cyber risks that could directly affect the business, according to a new survey from HiveIO.
At a time of technological transformation and “cyber everywhere”, the attack surface for organizations is exponentially growing and cyber criminals are going after operational systems and backup capabilities simultaneously in highly sophisticated ways—leading to enterprise-wide destructive cyber attacks.
Security incidents and confirmed data breaches jumped to a record high in 2019, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, which covers 16 industries.
For the past few years, IoT botnets have set new standards in DDoS attacks. From the notorious Mirai incident in September 2016 that broke the US Internet to ' 'GitHub's record-breaking 1.3 Tbps attack in 2018, cyber-criminals have been constantly trying to outdo themselves. And vulnerable devices in the Internet of Things are surely lending a helping hand. The role of the Internet of Things (IoT) botnets in denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has been increasing steadily in the past few years.
94% of security and IT professionals across the globe have become more concerned about their digital security in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study from Tripwire in partnership with Dimensional Research.
Software failure and security issues are the most common causes of costly downtime for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and nearly a quarter of SMBs say they have gone offline in the past year.
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40% of cybersecurity and IT professionals from private and public organizations perceive public clouds as more secure than on-premise environments, according to the latest Cloud Threat Report published by Oracle and KPMG.
User names and passwords are an essential part of security. A new survey, though, shows people, including employees, tend to reuse the same passwords across multiple online services, leaving both personal and work accounts vulnerable.
Norfund, the Norwegian state-owned investment fund for developing countries, has revealed that it has been swindled out of US $10,000,000 (approximately 100 million Norwegian Krona) intended for an institution in Cambodia.
New research indicates that infosec professionals are more concerned about their employers’ security than the security of their own home, with the vast majority saying recent data breaches in the business sector have increased their organization’s focus on securing data.
While some of the impacts of the current global pandemic could be predicted, such as the move to work from home, cloud computing, and other technological change, one of the changes that one might not consider until in the thick of the pandemic would be biometrics.
As uncertainty continues to dominate the news, the striking wave of cybercrime we’ve seen lately is becoming less of an anomaly and more of a reality. Even the World Health Organization has reported a five-fold increase in attacks directed at its staff, with e-mail scams being the most prevalent.
A phishing campaign using a fake Zoom notification is targeting employees in an effort to steal Office 365 credentials, looking to trick people into entering their user names and passwords into a lookalike website.
Data breaches have turned into an unfortunate reality for companies around the world, accounting for more than 50% percent of all security incidents reported in 2019.
When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. And according to a plurality of veteran security experts, far too many organizations today plan to fail at cyber incident response.
Almost 30% of all organizations in Europe and the Middle East continue to rely on passwords as their exclusive authentication method, despite the dangers posed by using such a strategy, according to a recent survey.
A new survey reveals a worrying habit of people reusing old passwords in enterprise environments, not to mention employees sharing the same password between private and work accounts.
Bitdefender’s hard-to-beat track record in third-party independent testing stretches back many years. The latest 100% APT detection score from AV-Comparatives and the new Best Protection Award from AV-TEST are just the most recent proof of what the industry already knows: Bitdefender builds superior Endpoint Security solutions. There’s a good chance these technologies are protecting you even without you knowing it: a significant portion of the security vendors around the world use Bitdefender security technologies.
Kaiji is a new IoT malware botnet written in Golang from scratch that searches for poorly configured SSH services and brute-forces its way in. But even if it’s a new strand of malware, a powerful security solution can still pick up its nefarious behavior and intercept it on the way.
According to research by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), 51% of companies believe their security and IT professionals are in a position to detect and respond to the wave of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new study from Neustar International Security Council (NISC) shows that 86% of companies have experienced network disruptions due to the sudden shift to remote work.
The average payment to ransomware operators increased in the Q1 2020, according to a new Coveware report. The COVID-19 pandemic and the troubling economic times are making their mark on ransomware attacks, leaving companies more willing pay.
Losses from cybercrime totaled a staggering $3.5 billion in the U.S. alone, and BEC scams accounted for nearly half, according to the 2019 Internet Crime Report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Even as internet and cloud solution providers are scrambling to reliably handle increased traffic due to the sudden shifts to distributed workforces in the face of COVID-19, they're also battling strains against their bandwidth from a decidedly less legitimate front. According to several pieces of research out recently, DDoS attackers are turning up the heat in the quarantine era.