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Author: Filip Truta

Filip is an experienced writer with over a decade of practice in the technology realm. He has covered a wide range of topics in such industries as gaming, software, hardware and cyber-security, and has worked in various B2B and B2C marketing roles. Filip currently serves as Information Security Analyst with Bitdefender.

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FBI: 41% of Financial Sector Cyber Attacks Come from Credential Stuffing

Oct 02 by Filip Truta
  • 60 percent of users employ one or more passwords across multiple accounts
  • Cyber criminals exploit user negligence to steal credentials and attempt logins across various sites
  • The increasing prevalence of credential stuffing attacks correlates with an increase in leaked credentials available on the dark web
  • Many reports received by the FBI indicate the use of botnet credential stuffing
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Current Security Tools Hamper Detection of Insider Threats, Survey Shows

Oct 01 by Filip Truta
  • 36% of respondents say they don’t need privileged access to do their jobs but have it anyway
  • 85% of IT pros say the risk is either unchanged or increasing in the next 12 to 24 months
  • 60% of respondents working in government find it difficult to detect insider threats because behavior is consistent with the individuals’ role and responsibility
  • Respondents in the commercial sector say their current cybersecurity tool stack yields too many false positives and more data than can be reviewed in a timely fashion
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CISA Urges Businesses to Patch Domain Controller Netlogon Flaw

Sep 29 by Filip Truta
  • CISA is aware of active exploitation of Netlogon bug
  • A remote attacker can exploit the vulnerability to breach unpatched Active Directory domain controllers and obtain domain administrator access
  • Agency urges admins to applyi patches from Microsoft’s August 2020 Security Advisory for CVE-2020-1472
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Phishers Target Businesses with Fake GDPR Compliance Requests

Sep 28 by Filip Truta
  • New phishing campaign uses the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance as a lure
  • Attackers are targeting businesses in several industries
  • Emails also target high-profile individuals (executives and upper management)
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COVID-19 Amplifies CISOs’ Concerns about Doing More with Less

Sep 17 by Filip Truta
  • Chief Information Security Officers are preparing for an average of 3.3 security compliance standard audits over the next six to 12 months
  • Of the CISOs working for software companies, 77% said they were preparing for SOC-2 audits
  • Security seniors are worried about their current resources facing upcoming audits and security compliance
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Researchers Identify the Departments and Industries Most Susceptible to Email-Based Cyber-Attacks

Sep 16 by Filip Truta
  • Simulated phishing campaign reveals recipients typically open the email 50% of the time, 32% click the malicious attachment or link, and 13% submit sensitive data
  • Employees in Quality Management & Health, Purchasing / Administrative Affairs, Legal / Internal Control, Human Resources, and Research & Development have the highest rates opening and interacting with malicious emails
  • Phishing attacks are winning because they target fundamental and typical human nature, researchers say
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Telehealth Now the Biggest Cyber-Threat to Healthcare, New Data Shows

Sep 15 by Filip Truta
  • The adoption of telehealth vendors has significantly expanded healthcare providers' attack surface
  • Researchers find a noticeable increase in leaks from primary healthcare and telehealth companies on the dark web since February 2020
  • Threat actors use strains of ransomware that are uniquely tailored to take down healthcare IT infrastructures
  • Despite new risks from telehealth vendors, the healthcare sector has improved its security posture compared to 2019
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Ransomware Was the Top Cyber Insurance Claim in Q1 2020

Sep 14 by Filip Truta
  • Ransomware retakes the lead (from business email compromise) as the top cyber insurance claim the first half of the year
  • Analysts observed a 47% increase in the severity of ransomware attacks, on top of a 100% increase from 2019 to Q1 2020
  • Ransomware (41%), funds transfer loss (27%), and business email compromise incidents (19%) were the most frequent types of loss
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Eight in 10 IT Pros Believe Their Organization Is Next to Suffer a Breach

Sep 10 by Filip Truta
  • 94% of IT pros have experienced a data breach at some point in time
  • 79% are worried their current employer could be next
  • Employee data breaches most commonly occur through external email services such as Gmail and Outlook
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Companies Should Tell Workers It’s OK to Confess to Security Mistakes, Stanford Professor Says

Sep 09 by Filip Truta
  • 88% of data breaches are caused by human error
  • Employees between the ages of 18 and 30 are five times more likely to admit to errors that compromised cybersecurity
  • IT reps can leverage integrated Risk Management and Analytics to address misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, including human-triggered ones
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IT Leaders Grossly Overestimate the Maturity of Their Vulnerability Management Programs

Sep 08 by Filip Truta
  • 84% of companies say their vulnerability management is efficient
  • Researchers find a significant disconnect between perception and reality
  • Organizations must update and automate remediation processes

Most companies place a lot of trust in their vulnerability management programs, with 84% of IT leaders rating them as "mature." However, a deeper dive into the state of vulnerability management at various companies reveals a major disconnect between that perception and reality.

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A Third of Companies Expose Unsafe Network Services to the Internet, Research Reveals

Sep 07 by Filip Truta
  • Data storage, remote access and network administration are most prevalent services exposing sensitive data
  • Unsafe services are linked to other security issues in the digital supply chain
  • Ukraine, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Mexico and Poland are among countries with the highest rate of domestically hosted systems running unsafe services

A third of companies in the digital realm expose unsafe services to the internet and exhibit several other critical security lapses, according to an in-depth study on the prevalence of unsafe network services.

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