25 Jul 2019

Malware-based Attacks Dropped 20% Worldwide

New research by SonicWall indicates that threat actors are increasingly abandoning traditional attacks like malware and phishing campaigns in favor of more sophisticated, encrypted attacks. While malware campaigns declined by 20% and phishing by 18% this year, encrypted attacks have surged by 76%. Ransomware increased by 15%, in large part

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24 Jul 2019

Survey: Only Half of Organizations Believe They Can Stop Cyber Attacks

A new global survey conducted by CyberArk indicates that half of organizations have little confidence in their cyber defenses and actually believe that threat actors can break into their networks whenever they want to. When it comes to threats to their critical assets, organizations are mostly worried about hackers (78%),

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24 Jul 2019

22 percent of businesses hit by phishing attacks in the last quarter

A new survey by GreatHorn sheds light on the massive threat that email-based attacks pose to organizations. It shows that 22% of organizations experienced a data breach that started with an email-based attack in the past three months alone. About one in two professionals receive malicious emails on a daily

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22 Jul 2019

Iran-Linked APT34 Invites Victims to LinkedIn for Fresh Malware Infections

FireEye researchers recently uncovered a new phishing campaign by Iranian state-backed cyber espionage group APT34 (aka OilRig or Greenbug) that took advantage of LinkedIn. Masquerading as a Cambridge University lecturer on LinkedIn, the threat actors invited people to connect with them. If a victim accepted the connection, the hackers would

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17 Jul 2019

Phishing alert: 80% of companies lack DMARC policies to protect against spoofing

Even though phishing emails are used in 91% of all cyberattacks, the vast majority of websites have not implemented basic measures to prevent threat actors from spoofing their domain as part of phishing campaigns, research by 250ok shows. In particular, companies are falling short when it comes to the implementation

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16 Jul 2019

Infographic: Why email is your weakest security link

Avanan has released a new infographic showing why email is the weakest link in cybersecurity. According to the report, 1 out of every 99 emails people receive at work is actually a phishing message. Moreover, phishing messages account for one in every 25 branded emails, with the most impersonated brands

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12 Jul 2019

Gone phishing: Why summer brings increased security threats to the enterprise

A new report by LastLine shows that cyber risk may be highest during the summer months, with 30.5% of respondents indicating they see more cyber threats during the summer compared to the rest of the year. However, 47.1% said they did not notice seasonal attack trends. As to the specific

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12 Jul 2019

One issue is probably to blame for your IT outages and data losses – and it’s not hackers

A new survey by Databarracks identifies hardware failure as the most common cause of data loss, ahead of human error and cyberattacks. However, cyberattacks are increasingly associated with data loss compared to previous reports, while the opposite trend is true for hardware failure and human error. In fact, the report

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10 Jul 2019

Anubis Android banking malware returns with extensive financial app hit list

Trend Micro researchers recently detected 17,490 new samples of Anubis, a powerful banking Trojan. The malware is being distributed via phishing campaigns and is capable of targeting 188 legitimate banking and financial mobile applications that are used in the US, India, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Poland. Anubis is often

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10 Jul 2019

Cyber Attacks Biggest Threat to Financial Sector

A new Wandera report looks at the mobile threats targeting financial services firms. It shows that phishing accounts for the majority (57%) of attacks, which is significantly higher than the average across other industries (42%). Man-in-the-middle attacks are also more common in the financial services sector (36%) than in other

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