How cybercriminals are gaining from COVID-19 charities

New Digital Shadows research takes a look at how cybercriminals may be profiting from COVID-19 charities. The Digital Shadows Photon Research Team revealed that in late March, a user on the prestigious Russian-language cybercriminal forum XSS initiated an English-language thread to share free credentials for accounts with preloaded funds for the automated vending cart (AVC) sites Joker's … Continue reading How cybercriminals are gaining from COVID-19 charities

Tips on preparing for and managing Ransomware Attacks

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) offers the following recommendations for organizations, cities, government entities, and beyond on how they can prepare for ransomware attacks: Rehearse and Test Your Incident Response: It's not a matter of if an incident response plan will be tested anymore, but a matter of when. Create a detailed incident response plan and … Continue reading Tips on preparing for and managing Ransomware Attacks

US taxpayers protest paying hackers in ransomware attacks with public funds

Security announced results of a new study that explores taxpayers' point-of-view on ransomware in the wake of growing attacks against cities. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM, highlights that nearly 80% of citizens surveyed across the United States are increasingly worried about ransomware attacks on cities - yet more than half are still … Continue reading US taxpayers protest paying hackers in ransomware attacks with public funds

artificial intelligence 2020

Top cybersecurity trends you shouldn’t miss in 2020

What are the top seven cybersecurity trends to be aware of in 2020? TÜV Rheinland  released its seventh annual report on Cybersecurity Trends for 2020. The report is a collaboration between many cybersecurity experts globally, and discusses seven key cybersecurity trends which will be important to be aware of in 2020. These include attacks on smart supply chains, … Continue reading Top cybersecurity trends you shouldn’t miss in 2020

What you need to know about information security and cybersecurity

Both the terms, cybersecurity and information security, are associated with the security of computer systems and are often used as synonyms. For those who are not aware of the difference — the definition and understanding of the terms vary a lot and should not be interchangeable as it is done often. Putting it in a … Continue reading What you need to know about information security and cybersecurity

Cybersecurity challenges in the British education system

Student Loans Company suffered just shy of a million attempted cyberattacks in the last fiscal year. The organisation says that “malicious online activity affects every organisation” and that 99.9% of the recorded attempts in 2017/18 presented an “extremely low level of threat”. The comments, made by an SLC spokesperson during an interview with IT Pro, may … Continue reading Cybersecurity challenges in the British education system

We will not harm any nation or individual – HUAWEI

Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a growing backlash overseas, and increased scrutiny of the company is hampering its efforts to dominate emerging fifth-generation network markets. Over the past few weeks, Huawei has faced a landslide of allegations, all of which it has denied. The company’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has been released on … Continue reading We will not harm any nation or individual – HUAWEI

Facebook enmeshed in a new software hack

  In yet another data breach, Facebook has revealed that a software bug caused photos of millions of its users being exposed. According to the world's largest social media network, over 12 days in the month of September, several third-party applications gained access to "broader set of photos than usual." Facebook said that the bug … Continue reading Facebook enmeshed in a new software hack

Chinese government arrests a Tibetan Monk on terrorism charges

A Tibetan monk was detained this month in Qinghai on suspicion of sharing politically sensitive content on social media and is being held at an undisclosed location with his current condition unknown, according to a Tibetan human rights group in India. Image: Woechung Gyatso Woechung Gyatso, a monk at the Tsang monastery in the Tsolho Tibetan … Continue reading Chinese government arrests a Tibetan Monk on terrorism charges

How to manage this 21st century digital landscape

The Internet, cybersecurity and human rights are on the agenda at the UN next week beginning on Monday, when the Twelfth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) starts its exploration on the evolving digital landscape. Another issue to be discussed at the meeting will be how this 21st century's digital landscape should be managed. The event takes … Continue reading How to manage this 21st century digital landscape