In September 2016, the United States internet infrastructure took a heavy blow that left many of the Fortune 500 businesses in digital darkness. The attack, initially pinned on a hostile nation-state, was in fact the work of teenagers wielding a botnet of about 100,000 IoT devices.
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While the COVID-19 is confining workers to home and keeping offices empty, cybercriminals and other bad actors have no compulsion in continuing their DDoS attacks. The only difference appears to be in the scale of attacks, which are slowly moving from large to small targets. On top of that, an increase in attacks aimed at VPN providers is expected.
The legal sector is a prime target for cybercriminals, and the vast majority of IT leaders in the industry consider insider threats a significant concern. 77% think employees are directly responsible for exposing valuable data by mistake.
Companies have been using videoconferencing applications for a long time, so the adjustment needed to do it from home is not major. Still, many employees have been thrown into the deep end and suddenly need to master the art of videoconferencing safely.
The healthcare industry is among the most affected by security incidents, and new research shows that two-thirds of all healthcare organizations in the world have suffered a cyberattack of some form.
The word “ransomware” strikes fear in the hearts of chief technical officers. Their impulse in the face of an attack is to say it was random, but that’s usually not true. Targeted ransomware is the result of a complex process that involves more than just the initial infection – and it presents more challenges than a regular incident.
A wide range of information is lost in a data breach, starting from more innocuous things like an email address to more dangerous items such as financial details. In a recent survey, 20% of the people interviewed had their financial data leaked in a data breach.
Physical security systems across Europe are not properly optimized and some of them need improvements in 2020, according to a survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers.
Insider threats present themselves in a variety of ways, and a person isn’t always responsible. Most insider threats are a mix of technology, personnel, and security, according to officials from the US Department of State.
A prolific and dangerous group called Exaggerated Lion has been hitting targets in the United States with business email compromise (BEC) attacks that follow a very specific model. They have racked up thousands of attempts and hundreds of millions of dollars stolen every month.
More than 2,000 government mobile devices went missing in a recent 12-month period in the UK alone, either lost or stolen. Many were unencrypted, raising questions about cybersecurity.
Data breaches in the healthcare industry are on the rise in the United States, and more people are affected each year. While the number of breaches is rising, the number of affected patient records is soaring, having tripled since 2018.