Phish Scale: New method helps organizations better train their employees to avoid phishing

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method called the Phish Scale that could help organizations better train their employees to avoid phishing. How does Phish Scale work? Many organizations have… Continue reading Phish Scale: New method helps organizations better train their employees to avoid phishing

A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic: it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages, Group-IB reveals. Ransomware, the headliner of the previous half-year, walked off stage: only… Continue reading A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt onslaught of malicious emails targeting people’s inboxes, according to an attack landscape update published by F-Secur… Continue reading Cybercriminals moved quickly to capitalize on the COVID-19 outbreak using malicious emails

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware

The attack on the Newhall District in Valencia is part of a wave of ransomware attacks on the education sector, which shows no sign of dissipating. Continue reading California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware

Mobile messengers expose billions of users to privacy attacks

Popular mobile messengers expose personal data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts based on phone numbers from their address book, according to researchers. When installing a mobile messenger like WhatsApp, new users can instantly … Continue reading Mobile messengers expose billions of users to privacy attacks

DDoS attacks rise in intensity, sophistication and volume

There have been significant shifts in DDoS attack patterns in the first half of 2020, a Neustar report reveals. There has been a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019. These included the largest and longest att… Continue reading DDoS attacks rise in intensity, sophistication and volume

Most people ignore QR code security concerns

QR codes are rising in popularity and use, according to a consumer sentiment study by MobileIron. Sixty-four percent of respondents stated that a QR code makes life easier in a touchless world – despite a majority of people lacking security on their mo… Continue reading Most people ignore QR code security concerns

Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Vatican, Catholic Orgs

The China-linked threat group RedDelta has continued to launch cyberattacks against Catholic institutions since May 2020 until as recently as last week. Continue reading Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Vatican, Catholic Orgs

What are the most vulnerable departments and sectors to phishing attacks?

While cyber attackers chase down system vulnerabilities and valuable data each passing day, the business world has taken the measures against them. The latest trends and cybersecurity statistics reveal that data from various sources, especially mobile … Continue reading What are the most vulnerable departments and sectors to phishing attacks?

Tracking global cybercrime activity and the impact on the digital economy

A LexisNexis Risk Solutions report tracks global cybercrime activity from January 2020 through June 2020. The period has seen strong transaction volume growth compared to 2019 but an overall decline in global attack volume. This is likely linked to gro… Continue reading Tracking global cybercrime activity and the impact on the digital economy