IcedID banking trojan has entered Check Point Research’s Global Threat Index for the first time, taking second place, while the established Dridex trojan was the most prevalent malware during March,...
Apr 15, 2021
There is a new surge in infections by the well-known Phorpiex botnet which has made it November’s most prevalent malware, impacting 4% of organizations globally, according to Check Point Research’s...
Dec 15, 2020
The Trickbot and Emotet trojans continue to rank as the top two most prevalent malware in October, and that the trojans have been responsible for the sharp increase in ransomware attacks against...
Nov 09, 2020
In Q3, Microsoft was the most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals, soaring from fifth place (relating to 7% of all brand phishing attempted globally in Q2 of 2020) to the top of the ranking,...
Oct 20, 2020
Coronavirus-related email subjects remain the biggest threat, according to KnowBe4’s Q3, 2020 phishing report. Covering the entire third quarter, simulated phishing tests with a message related to...
Oct 16, 2020
An updated version of Valak malware has entered Checkpoint Research’s Global Threat Index for the first time, ranking as the 9th most prevalent malware in September 2020. First observed in late 2019...
Oct 08, 2020
An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) espionage campaign has been uncovered recently by Kaspersky’s researchers that use a very rarely seen type of malware known as a firmware bootkit. The new malware...
Oct 06, 2020
Share of attacks against the building automation and oil & gas industries grow in the first half of 2020: Study
Attacks against industrial organizations always carry the potential to be particularly devastating, both in terms of disruption to production and financial losses. In addition, attacks against...
Sep 25, 2020
Sanctions refer to notifications issued by entities and/or governments that alert and/or prohibit organizations/individuals from carrying out financial transactions with certain people/organizations...
Sep 18, 2020
Ripple20 vulnerabilities can cause a massive impact if affected software goes undetected and unpatched, according to ExtraHop’s study. Analyzing data across its customer base, ExtraHop threat...
Sep 14, 2020
Many organizations choose Linux for strategically important servers and systems, not least because this operating system is thought to be safer and less prone to cyberthreats than the far more...
Sep 11, 2020
46% of consumers happy to share streaming services with their housemates, despite a third worrying about their digital habits: Study
46% of consumers feel comfortable sharing streaming services with their housemates. However, a third (32%) are unsure about the safety of their accounts because they do not know about their...
Aug 31, 2020
A new Android spyware application is being distributed by Transparent Tribe, a prolific APT group, in India under the guise of adult content and official COVID-19 applications, according to Kaspersky...
Aug 27, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly in the first half of 2020, many organizations were required to shift to telework practically overnight as teams around the globe were asked to stay home....
Aug 24, 2020
Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted, according to Kaspersky’s Q2, 2020 report. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks, disguised as...
Aug 11, 2020
Attackers, pretending to be normal, misuse legitimate tools in 30% of successful cyber incidents: Study
Almost a third (30%) of cyberattacks investigated by the Kaspersky Global Emergency Response team in 2019 involved legitimate remote management and administration tools. As a result, attackers can...
Aug 10, 2020
Emotet malware strikes again, aims to steal banking credentials and spread inside targeted networks: Study
After a five-month absence, Emotet has surged back to 1st place in Check Point Software Technologies’ latest Global Threat Index for July 2020, impacting 5% of organizations globally. Since February...
Aug 10, 2020
Criminal businesses need hosting services and cybersecurity protections too, according to Trend Micro’s study. The study analyzes the market for underground hosting services and details how and where...
Jul 27, 2020
Consumers need to be ready for a major new wave of attacks attempting to compromise their home routers for use in IoT botnets, according to a Trend Micro research. The report urges users to take...
Jul 17, 2020
67% of all malware in Q1 was delivered via HTTPS, so organizations without security solutions capable of inspecting encrypted traffic will miss two-thirds of incoming threats, according to WatchGuard...
Jun 25, 2020
By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About two dozen online...
Jun 23, 2020
Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious...
Jun 22, 2020
Several malicious spam campaigns are distributing the Ursnif banking trojan, which caused it to jump up 19 places to 5th in the Top Malware list, doubling its impact on organizations worldwide,...
Jun 19, 2020
A correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the COVID-19 pandemic exists, along with an increase in...
May 28, 2020
Trust has eroded among criminal interactions, causing a switch to e-commerce platforms and communication using Discord, which both increase user anonymization, according to Trend Micro’s new data on...
May 27, 2020
Paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a...
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 related spam campaigns distributing a new variant of the Agent Tesla remote access trojan: Study
Several COVID-19 related spam campaigns are distributing a new variant of the Agent Tesla remote access trojan, moving it up to 3rd place in the Index, impacting 3% of organizations worldwide,...
May 12, 2020
There has been significant growth of the lifespan of phishing attacks in the second half of 2019, according to Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB). This has resulted in the...
May 11, 2020
The rampant rise of ransomware persists, with 100% of respondents – who include ITOps, backup, DR and storage admins, application and workload owners in the U.S. – reporting that their company...
May 11, 2020
26.5% of all online transactions were fraud and abuse attempts in the first quarter of 2020, which is a 20% increase over the previous quarter, according to Arkose Labs’ Q2 2020 Fraud and Abuse...
Apr 29, 2020
Data is key to any organization. Every organization has data which is vital for their organizational growth. Most organizations build security around structured data which is mostly stored in the...
Jun 13, 2019
Some of the employee accounts of Wipro—one of India’s top IT services firms—may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign, reported Reuters, quoting the company. The company had launched...
Apr 16, 2019
Cryptominers are still the most prevalent malware aimed at organizations globally although crytomining services, such as Coinhive have closed down, according to Check Point Research’s Global Threat...
Apr 12, 2019
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of INR 10 million on Indian Bank for contravention of RBI circular on Cyber Security Framework in banks issued by the regulator in...
Dec 11, 2018
Cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and to accelerate infections, according to Fortinet’s Global Threat Landscape Report. While ransomware continues to...
May 23, 2018
Dr. Rudra Murthy, former CISO at Ministry of Home Affairs, has taken up a new CISO role at Amazon Pay India. Dr. Murthy, also led the security role at Unique Identification Authority of India (...
Apr 03, 2018
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect May 25, 2018, businesses around the globe should be preparing accordingly. However, through a recent survey, Trend Micro...
Sep 07, 2017
With cybercrime on the increase, payment card security is increasingly a focus for companies and consumers alike. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is there to help...
Aug 31, 2017
Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 36.6 million data records being lost or stolen in India in 2016, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is...
Jul 11, 2017
Between 2015 and now, there have been an alarming 53.6% rise in the number of records stolen across the globe, according to the first State of Cybersecurity Report, 2017 by Wipro. Data breaches once...
Jun 15, 2017
Gartner highlights the top technologies for information security and their implications for security organizations in 2017. The top technologies for information security are: Cloud Workload...
Jun 14, 2017
91% of businesses in India say their organization is at risk because of the complexity of business and it operations, which is above the APJ average of 85% and the worldwide average of 83%, according...
Jun 08, 2017
Cyberattacks on the government sector doubled in 2016, rising to 14% from 7% of all cybersecurity attacks in 2015, according to the Executive’s Guide to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat...
May 10, 2017
A few years ago, no one would have heard of headless worms, machine-to-machine attacks, denial of service and two-faced malware. Today the threat of cybersecurity just exceeds everything else there...
Apr 28, 2017
The spend on cyber security will significantly grow over the next five years, but will still not be able to keep pace with threats posed by data breaches, according to a new research on cyber...
Apr 28, 2017
Hacking used to require a distinct set of skills and capabilities. These days, attack services are bought and sold via marketplaces on the Clearnet and Darknet—a phenomenon that’s closing the gap...
Apr 28, 2017
Even insurance companies aren't insured against cyber attacks. On 7th April 2017, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued a circular to CEOs and CMDs of all...
Apr 18, 2017
With Industry 4.0 becoming a reality, operational infrastructure, which used a lot of electronic technology but were so far isolated from the rest of organizational IT, are now getting connected to...
Apr 07, 2017
Enterprise security is undergoing a dramatic change in 2017. According to research firm Gartner, organizations are moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response...
Mar 14, 2017
As consumer privacy becomes a major issue, more and more consumer technology companies are trying to encrypt user data. Law enforcement agencies complain that this is leading to a situation where...
Feb 10, 2016