Tag Archives: cyber attack

Investments, streaming and a pandemic: how fraudsters used spam and phishing in 2021

During 2021, cyber-fraudsters involved in the creation and distribution of spam and phishing tried to lure users using topics focused on lucrative investments, online streaming of global movie or TV premieres and themes related to restrictions, requirements and benefits of the ongoing pandemic. These are the key outcomes of Kaspersky’s …

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Phishing and ransomware among the most reported cybercrimes in 2020/21

As the sophistication and severity of cyber-attacks/breaches continues to intensify, cyber security has now rightfully become a major issue at the forefront of the public eye. Interested in cyber security, Reboot Online Marketing analysed the latest data from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to establish which type of major cyber …

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65% of all DDoS attacks target US and UK

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are common for cybercriminals who want to disrupt online-dependent businesses. According to the data analysed by the Atlas VPN team, 65% of all distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are directed at the US or UK. Computers and the internet industry is the favorite among …

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Egnyte report reveals ransomware attacks key findings

Egnyte’s  research report analyses reported ransomware incidents among its Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry customers. While the attacks were not due to any vulnerabilities in the Egnyte platform and Egnyte customers are seeing a much lower number of attacks than publicly available sources, the research revealed that AEC firms are …

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Cybercriminals narrow their focus on SMBs

Acronis has released its Cyberthreats Report Mid-year 2021 update.  The report warns that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are at particular risk based on the attack trends seen during the first six months of the year. The report revealed that during the first half of 2021, 4 out of 5 organisations …

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Zero-days in Microsoft Windows and Chrome used in a series of highly targeted attacks

In April, Kaspersky experts discovered a number of highly targeted attacks against multiple companies utilising a previously undiscovered chain of Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows zero-day exploits. One of the exploits was used for remote code execution in the Chrome web-browser, while the other was an elevation of privilege exploit …

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Kaspersky discovers malicious apps disguised as bestselling game

Considered one the world’s top-selling game of all time, Minecraft attracts the attention of enthusiastic players around the world but also draws the interest of fraudsters. Earlier, Kaspersky researchers discovered more than 20 applications advertised on app stores offering additional Minecraft features. Though these malicious apps were deleted from official …

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Where does JavaScript belong as bots get more sophisticated?

Andy Still, CTO, Netacea discusses how hackers are taking advantage of websites that use JavaScript. We have a bot problem. At least half of all web traffic is automated, and some of this traffic is buying our gig tickets, our sneakers, our plane tickets and our games consoles before the …

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Atlas VPN completes an independent security audit

Atlas VPN has completed its first independent cybersecurity audit. The security test was conducted by an acknowledged US-based cybersecurity consulting firm VerSprite. Despite careful examination by cybersecurity researchers, no significant vulnerabilities were found that could have been exploited to affect Atlas VPN users. “The blackbox analysis during the Application Penetration Test …

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New Kaspersky Industrial cybersecurity for networks

Kaspersky’s Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks now flags vulnerabilities in equipment and gives recommendations for their mitigation. Added support for the BACnet protocol allows the product to protect smart building systems. Automated learning mode for traffic monitoring, seamless protocol updates, and the new web console also simplify management and improve efficiency …

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