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February 2022

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It won’t have escaped the notice of people watching and reading the news about cyber breaches that such incidents have become more frequent as the potential bounties for those launching attacks increased. But just how frequent – and how costly – those attacks and breaches are is rarely considered on a grand scale. Until now.Cyber...
Threat actors are very aware that a huge number of people leverage online platforms to host and participate in meetings, and are ready to exploit those spaces. In this attack described by Armorblox, social engineering was used to mimic an email invite to start a Zoom meeting and trick 10,000 users into clicking a malicious...
UK organizations are being urged to bolster their defenses as cyber incidents in Ukraine intensify.The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a press release after updating its guidance on mitigating cyber threats earlier last week.Following the investigation into recent cyber incidents in Ukraine, the NCSC concluded that they are similar in nature to attacks previously...
The drive to cash in on the cryptocurrency boom is nowhere to be seen – as innocent internet browsers’ machines are co-opted into mining for bitcoin and other crypto-assets without their owner’s knowledge. In an analysis of web threats monitored by cybersecurity researchers Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, cryptocurrency miners were one of the most...
While some claim prison is relatively safe for cybercriminals, others fear ransomware business might cost them their life.Recent arrests of Revil ransomware affiliates in Russia caused shockwaves in the criminal underground. The arrests made many threat actors uneasy since many felt local authorities would turn a blind eye if victims of ransomware attacks were outside...
Threat actors increasingly use online networks to con consumers. In 2021, victims reported $770 in losses to scams that started on social media.Social media was far more profitable to scammers in 2021 than any other method of reaching people, the latest report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests.In 2021, 95,000 people reported losses due...