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Cloud security, Security

Study on public cloud performance: AWS, GCP, Azure, Alibaba and IBM Cloud

November 18, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There are notable network performance and connectivity differences between the five major public cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud, ThousandEyes reveals. A look at public cloud performance While […]


Malware

Threat Actor Impersonates USPS to Deliver Backdoor Malware

November 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new threat actor has been found impersonating the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and other government agencies to deliver and install backdoor malware to various organizations in Germany, Italy and the United States, according to new research. The campaigns, which […]


Network security

5,183 breaches from the first nine months of 2019 exposed 7.9 billion records

November 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to Risk Based Security’s Q3 2019 Data Breach QuickView Report, the total number of breaches was up 33.3% compared to Q3 2018, with 5,183 breaches reported in the first nine months of 2019. Breach activity in 2019 is living […]


Network security

Plugging the Data Leak in Manufacturing

November 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

More often than not, when then the internet of things (IoT) is brought up these days, it conjures images of Alexa, Siri and Cortana. These personal assistants can help users turn on a smart light bulb, flick on the oven […]


Phishing

Lateral phishing makes for dangerous waters, here’s how you can avoid getting caught in the net

November 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As companies and consumers have become more aware of phishing, hackers have refined their techniques and are now launching a more advanced form of attack known as lateral phishing. This technique is highly convincing and, consequently, highly effective. Hackers are […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Microsoft to Apply California’s Privacy Law to All U.S. Users

November 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is extending a California law aimed at protecting users privacy to all of its users in the United States, an unexpected move supporting tougher requirements to disclose exactly how the company uses the consumer data it collects. The California […]


Vulnerabilities

How to Secure Critical Infrastructure When Patching Isn’t Possible

November 7, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cyberattacks are on the rise and threatening our digital life and our most intimate information — but also our operational realities. Attacks on critical infrastructure such as power plants, water works, airports and the like (transportation ranks among the highest-value […]


Network security

Most organizations plan to increase their cybersecurity budgets in 2020

November 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

With the perpetually shifting threat landscape, most organizations (over 90%) believe that the cyber threat landscape will stay the same or worsen in 2020, according to FireEye. FireEye surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Identity theft

Vendor Email Compromise is Latest Identity Deception Attack

November 5, 2019

Via: Security Week

Identity deception attacks continue to grow, but the type of attack seems to be changing. During Q3, 2019, phishing campaigns impersonating brands dropped by 6% over the previous quarter. Attacks impersonating individuals, however, increased by 10%. The drop in brand […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Mueller Documents: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Theory

November 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia probe. The unsubstantiated theory, […]