Category Archives: Cybercrime

APWG REPORT: Phishing Attacks Double in 2020 and October Shatters All-Time Monthly Records

[news release] The APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals that the number of phishing attacks observed by APWG members grew through 2020, fully doubling over the course of the year. Attacks peaked in October 2020, with a high of 225,304 new phishing sites appearing in that month alone, breaking all previous monthly records.

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Rise in child abuse online threatens to overwhelm UK police, officers warn

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The vast, and growing, volume of child abuse material being created and shared online is threatening to overwhelm police efforts to tackle it, senior officers have told the Guardian.

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EURid and the Global Cyber Alliance join forces To Make The Internet More Secure

EURid has joined forces with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), signing a partnership agreement to contribute to a safer and more trustworthy internet.

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EURid To Host Virtual Cybersecurity Roundtable

Security on the web is crucial when building a European initiative for a Human Internet that respects key values such as privacy, participation and diversity. With that in mind, EURid, the .eu registry, is hosting a virtual roundtable on 3 February to discuss the security framework that is needed for the Next Generation Internet.

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These are the top cybersecurity challenges of 2021

The far-reaching cybersecurity breaches of 2020, culminating in the widespread Solarwinds supply chain attack, were a reminder to decision-makers around the world of the heightened importance of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a board-level issue now for many firms.

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“Twitter and the Other Platforms Are Bad, Facebook Is Worse”

Star economist Nouriel Roubini believes that President-elect Joseph Biden’s first term will be overshadowed by civil unrest at home and cyberattacks from abroad. He believes social media platforms must be more strictly regulated.

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ICANN Org Launches Audit of Registrar Compliance with DNS Security Threat Obligations

[news release] ICANN Friday announced the launch of an audit program aimed at reviewing how registrars are fulfilling their contractual obligations related to addressing reports of potentially abusive domains. This audit follows the 2019 audit program that included all active registry operators, with the objective of understanding how registries were fulfilling their contractual obligations relating to the performance of Security Threats Reporting.

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