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‚Äôs 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

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

eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

CrowdStrike has released an annual report that reviews intrusion trends during the first half of 2020 and provides insights into the current landscape of adversary tactics, which has been heavily impacted this year by the remote workforce environment o… Continue reading eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

How to protect yourself from the hidden threat of evasive scripts

Evasion techniques are used by cybercriminals to evade detection, and they are especially prevalent in the context of scripts, which on their own have legitimate uses (e.g., to automate processes on a computer system). Unfortunately, scripts can also b… Continue reading How to protect yourself from the hidden threat of evasive scripts

Organizations facing surge in phishing attacks since the start of the pandemic

The frequency of phishing threats has risen considerably since the pandemic started, with companies experiencing an average of 1,185 attacks every month, according to a survey from GreatHorn. Phishing attacks and the pandemic Additionally, 38% reported… Continue reading Organizations facing surge in phishing attacks since the start of the pandemic

What is the difference between "local" and "Adjacent" threat agents?

I am using CVSS to do the vulnerability assessment for my project.
As per documentation here is the definition of local and adjacent

Adjacent (A) The vulnerable component is bound to the network stack, but the attack is limited at the p… Continue reading What is the difference between "local" and "Adjacent" threat agents?

The global cost of cybercrime per minute to reach $11.4 million by 2021

Cybercrime costs organizations $24.7, YOY increase of more than $2 every minute, a RiskIQ report reveals. It will also have a per-minute global cost of $11.4 million by 2021, a 100% increase over 2015. The report covers the top threats facing today&#82… Continue reading The global cost of cybercrime per minute to reach $11.4 million by 2021

91% of cybersecurity pros want stricter internet measures to tackle misinformation

There’s a growing unease amongst the cybersecurity community around the recent rise in misinformation and fake domains, Neustar reveals. 48% of cybersecurity professionals regard the increase in misinformation as a threat to the enterprise, with … Continue reading 91% of cybersecurity pros want stricter internet measures to tackle misinformation