20 May 2019

Ransomware and malware attacks decline, attackers adopting covert tactics

New figures released by Microsoft indicate that global ransomware attacks fell by 60% between March and December of last year, while malware attacks declined in general. Instead, threat actors are launching campaigns that rely on more covert attack techniques such as phishing and social engineering in general. Cyber criminals also

Read More
12 Mar 2019

The U.N. Is Investigating Possible North Korea Sanctions Violations in 20 Countries

A new report by a United Nations (UN) expert panel lists various possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea that are being investigated. A total of 20 countries may have violated the sanctions, including China, Syria, Iran, Libya and Sudan. The report also mentions that North Korea is increasingly

Read More
06 Mar 2019

The public sector is a cyberattack magnet, manual processes are to blame

New research[PDF] by Tenable and Ponemon shows that a whopping 88% of organizations in the public sector experienced at least one damaging cyberattack over the past two years, while 62% of organizations where targeted at least twice. The top concern for 2 out of 3 (65%) public sector organizations is

Read More
06 Mar 2019

Attack traffic increased by 32 percent in 2018

F-Secure observed a 32% increase in attack traffic last year compared to 2017, and the second half of 2018 saw four times more attack traffic than the first half. Moreover, the security company found that 22% of its client organizations completely failed to detect attacks against their networks and many

Read More