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Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Companies increasingly reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments

January 15, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

More than one in four security managers attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity, according to Radware. Nation-state intrusions soaring In 2018, 19% of organizations believed they were attacked by a nation-state. That figure increased to 27% […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]


Application security, Security

Windows 7: Microsoft Ceases Free Security Updates

January 14, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Microsoft on Tuesday will offer its final, free updates and security fixes for its Windows 7 operating system as well as Office 2010. The same goes for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which also saw free support and security […]


Network security, Security

From the AI arms race to adversarial AI

January 14, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The AI arms race is on, and it’s a cat and mouse game we see every day in our threat intelligence work. As new technology evolves, our lives become more convenient, but cybercriminals see new opportunities to attack users. Whether […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran

January 13, 2020

Via: The Hill

The U.S. and Iran may have walked back from the brink of war, but the potential for a cyber battle looms with no clear rules of engagement. Lawmakers and military officials say there’s no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes cyber […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

January 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace – so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding […]


Network security

Smart cities are on the rise, what are the dangers?

January 8, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

A combination of job prospects, local amenities and other attractions is drawing more people to city living than ever before. Indeed, the UN estimates that by 2050 two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities, up from just […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

PCs still running Windows 7 will soon be significantly more at risk of ransomware

January 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security

DHS issues bulletin warning of potential Iranian cyberattack

January 7, 2020

Via: The Hill

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a bulletin this week through its National Terrorism Advisory System warning of Iran’s ability to carry out cyberattacks with “disruptive effects” against critical U.S. infrastructure. In the bulletin, sent in the wake of […]


Phishing

Five cyber risks that will define 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

2019 was a bad year for data security. By virtually every metric, it was the worst ever. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of a data breach reached $3.92 million, the […]