Survey: Network Security Incidents on the Rise
The COVID-19 crisis is fuelling a cyber pandemic. According to a new survey by telecommunications provider Telia Carrier, 45% of businesses in some of the world’s biggest markets experienced a sharp increase in the number of network security attacks since the arrival of the coronavirus in the West
Nuspire Reports Massive Increase in VPN Attacks During Q1 2021
Nuspire, a leading managed security services provider (MSSP), reports a sharp rise in cyberattacks against VPN connections during Q1 of 2021. The company noted a 1,527% increase in Pulse Connect Secure VPN attacks and a nearly 2,000% increase in attacks aimed at Fortinet’s SSL VPN. Due to the n
Dozens of Websites Go Down in Tuesday’s Global Glitch
A number of world-leading and high-traffic websites, including CNN, The New York Times, Guardian, Reddit, Amazon, and Twitch, went down following a June 8 outage at Fastly, a San Francisco-based CDN service. “We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on Ju
Parents turn to operators to protect children online
A worldwide Enea study published in April 2021 has revealed that one in two parents needs safeguards from operators to protect their children online, and they’d pay for this service. The study included 4,000 households from the US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK. It showed that the u
New Zero-Day Malware Wreaks Havoc on MacOS
Cybersecurity researchers at Jamf have identified a serious vulnerability on macOS, which allowed malware to bypass all security measures and access sections that require permission. The exploit is used by XCSSET malware. Its latest nasty trick involves exploiting that zero-day to record screensh
167 Fake Trading and Cryptocurrency Apps Exposed
Disguised under popular brand names, 167 fake applications for trading and cryptocurrency were scamming people out of their money - until Sophos researchers exposed them and published a report detailing the extent of the scam. The researchers explained that the attackers camouflaged these apps to
Bitwarden Reveals Common Password Security Habits
Bitwarden, an open-source password management service, has recently announced the results of its World Password Day Global Survey for 2021. The survey shows that although people are relatively familiar with password security practices, many don’t seem to be fully putting their knowledge to use.
FluBot: The Latest Android Malware Will Steal Your Password
FluBot, the quickly spreading Android malware, aims to steal your bank details, passwords, and other sensitive data. The malware is introduced to users’ phones through a phishing link claiming that it’s meant to track package delivery. It prompts you to install a tracking program, which is, in f
New Legislation To Take On Cybersecurity Threats
With bipartisan support, a National Guard-style program has been introduced in the House and the Senate. The legislation’s goal is to address growing cybersecurity vulnerabilities shown in the SolarWinds and Pulse Secure cyberattacks. The proposed legislation would include two separate reserves
Kaspersky’s Blocked App Is the Final Straw Leading Russia to Fine Apple
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation fined Apple $12 million on April 26 for alleged monopolistic actions and unfair leverage over third-party apps via its store. The Moscow Times reports that the fine was raised over a 2019 lawsuit that Kaspersky instigated against Apple. A
Israel Details Plan for Better Internet Security
Israel’s National Cyber Directorate hopes to improve internet security by setting up a rating system for web hosting providers. The hosting companies that choose to implement the program will have to introduce a series of security measures to receive a certificate confirming that they meet the sta
61% of Employees Can’t Answer Simple Cybersecurity Questions
Nearly 70% of employees who participated in a survey conducted by TalentLMS, a company providing e-learning solutions, said they recently had cybersecurity training organized by their companies, yet 61% of them failed to answer basic questions related to cybersecurity. A thousand and two hundred