Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Scammers Working Hard Over Northern Summer As Vacation-Related Online Scams Rise: Check Point Research

As the northern hemisphere summer gets into full swing, cybercriminals are getting active registering domain names relating to summer vacations, warns Check Point Research.

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Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report: frequency and cost of social engineering attacks skyrocket

[news release] Verizon Business today [6 June] released the results of its 16th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (2023 DBIR), which analyzed 16,312 security incidents and 5,199 breaches. Chief among its findings is the soaring cost of ransomware – malicious software (malware) that encrypts an organization’s data and then extorts large sums of money to restore access.

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U.S. Seizes 7 Domains Used in Cryptocurrency “Pig Butchering” Scheme That Cost 5 Victims $10m

Seven domain names used in a recent cryptocurrency confidence crime, known as “pig butchering”, were seized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia earlier this year. Through these seven domain names, five people were scammed losing $10 million.

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ENISA: Cybersecurity Threats Fast-Forward 2030: Fasten your Security-Belt Before the Ride!

The infographic released by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) highlights the top cybersecurity threats likely to emerge by 2030.

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Ransomware threat rises: Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report

[news release] The Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (2022 DBIR) examines an unprecedented year in cybersecurity history, and sheds light on some of the leading issues affecting the international cybersecurity landscape. 

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Cloudflare Disrupts Largest DDoS Attack Over HTTPS Ever Recorded

Cloudflare’s systems recently automatically detected and mitigated a 15.3 million request-per-second (rps) DDoS attack — one of the largest HTTPS DDoS attacks on record, the cybersecurity company announced in a blog post last week.

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.EU Adds 175,000 New Registrations in Q1 While ‘Ukraine’ Added To Malicious Domain Registration Checks

There were 174,903 new .eu domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2021 taking the overall total registrations in the European ccTLD to 3,724,513, according to EURid’s Q1 2022 Progress Report [pdf] released last week. Three countries led the way with Luxembourg showing an increase in registrations of 7.4% for the quarter, Portugal (4.5%) and Liechtenstein (2.8%).

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ASPI Launches Website and eMail Security Check Tool .auCheck

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) recently launched .auCheck to help internet users check their website, email and internet connections for use of the latest and most secure internet standards. It’s aimed at .au domain names but appears to be able to check domain names in any top-level domain. And the .au policy and regulatory body, auDA, and registry, Afilias, don’t come out well.

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How the tech community has rallied to Ukraine’s cyber-defence

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As the conflict in Ukraine escalates, expert cyber-watchers have been speculating about the kind of cyber-attacks that Russia might conduct. Will the Kremlin turn off Ukraine’s power grid, dismantle Ukraine’s transport system, cut off the water supply or target the health system? Or would cybercriminals operating from Russia, who could act as proxies for the Russian regime, conduct these activities?

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The ‘most serious’ security breach ever is unfolding right now. Here’s what you need to know.

On Dec. 9, word of a newly discovered computer bug in a hugely popular piece of computer code started rippling around the cybersecurity community. By the next day, nearly every major software company was in crisis mode, trying to figure out how their products were affected and how they could patch the hole.

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