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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 1 of 2022

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 1 of 2022

Anti-phishing measures do not ensure 100% protection against ransomware and other social engineering attacks, but they do create additional protective shields and notification systems which gives the incident response teams enough time to detect and tackle the attack vector. Here are the major ransomware attack news headlines this week to help you protect your organization better.  Continue reading “Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 1 of 2022” »

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 52 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 52 of 2021

Ensuring phishing attack prevention is challenging when some form of cyberattack happens every minute. The global cybersecurity landscape is changing with more people becoming aware of cyber threats and doing their bit to ensure protection. But with every positive phishing protection measure that emerges, there is a similar (if not greater) growth in cyberattack vectors. Therefore, one must never stop looking up the latest attack schemes and upgrading their safety measures accordingly. In that capacity, here are the headlines of this week.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 51-2 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 51-2 of 2021

The Christmas holidays are one of the longest periods of the year when the majority of the employees are on leave. This is usually a peak time for cyberattacks wherein threat actors remain active from the onset of December. As we step into yet another holiday season, more and more ransomware attacks are getting reported. To make this process of protection from phishing attacks easier, here are the top phishing news this week.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 51 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 51 of 2021

There is no end to cyberattacks as the world continues to shift towards an online environment. The best preventive measure against online threat actors is to keep yourself updated on how they plan their attacks and target their next victims. Here are this week’s top phishing, ransomware, and data breach headlines.

 

BSI Warns Citizens of Increased Cyberthreats Ahead of Christmas

The German cybersecurity authority BSI is sending out warnings of ransomware threats to organizations as Christmas and end-of-year holidays approach. They suspect a return of the Emotet botnet and subsequent attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers. Because all employees are at home during the holidays, threat actors have greater chances of surpassing office firewalls and security systems.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 50 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 50 of 2021

Threat actors just need one opportunity to infiltrate your device and accounts online and get access to all your PII (Personally Identifiable Information). And phishing is one of the primary ways they use to set their malicious plans in motion, such as for data breaches, identity thefts, etc. This is why it is crucial to adopt basic cyber hygiene, so you can easily identify signs of phishing. Here are this week’s news headlines to keep you abreast of the latest phishing happenings.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 49 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 49 of 2021

Data is one of the most valuable information assets in the world today, and therefore data breaches are such a big deal. This week, the cyber news headlines highlight the significant instances of millions of people losing their data and funds to malicious cyber adversaries. Implementation of robust phishing protection measures is the need of the hour and here is why we need to rethink our digital security decisions.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 48 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 48 of 2021

This week’s news headlines highlight why phishing prevention should be a part of every organization’s cyber risk management strategy. Here are the major phishing and data breach headlines from this past week.

 

Data Breach Hits Costco

Costco customers are receiving breach notifications warning them of unauthorized payments. The security incident was brought to light by several customers of Costco who took to social media to speak about fraudulent charges associated with their Costco accounts.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 47 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 47 of 2021

Every week we see the adversaries successfully stealing information through various social engineering tactics. This cycle of malicious actors accessing one’s personal and organizational networks needs to be stopped. The first step towards that is keeping yourself up-to-date with how these threat actors operate. Here are the phishing news headlines of this week.

 

Data Breach at Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Newspaper reporter Josh Renaud first discovered a vulnerability in the DESE certification database. As a result of this vulnerability, the sensitive information of over 620,000 present and former teachers, including their social security numbers, was compromised. Renaud first informed the DESE and waited for them to patch the vulnerability, but he published his story when the Missouri Governor accused him of hacking into the database. The controversy aside, DESE is apologetic for this security negligence.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 46 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 46 of 2021

Ransomware gangs continue to target organizations worldwide, leaking users’ personal information only, which could be used to launch further phishing attacks, identity thefts, and other cyber attacks. Here is this week’s phishing news to help you learn how threat actors operate and the importance of adopting anti-phishing measures.

 

Data Breach Hits Electronic Warfare Associates

The popular US defense contractor Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) recently notified clients of a data breach that exposed a database containing users’ personally identifiable information (PII). The adversaries accessed the email system of the company and stole the files containing sensitive information. EWA first discovered the breach on 2nd August 2021 and notified the  Montana Attorney General’s office soon after. The attack came to the notice of EWA when the adversaries attempted wire fraud. Therefore the company believes that stealing PII was perhaps not the attackers’ intention, but they ended up doing that anyway.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 45 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 45 of 2021

Social engineering has become one of the most common means of launching cyberattacks today, and there can never be infallible protection against these attacks. However, being abreast of the latest attack vectors in various sectors can help you keep ahead of threat actors and ensure phishing protection for your organization. Here are the top headlines this week to help you in this endeavor of creating a safe cyberspace for everyone:

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 44 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 44 of 2021

Threat actors continue to target organizations worldwide to get their hands on sensitive organizational data, using which they can extort some money or use it for other nefarious purposes. Here are this week’s headlines that continue to highlight the importance of adopting phishing prevention measures, especially for SMBs.

 

Cyberattack Hits MCH Group

Apart from a series of attacks on Switzerland’s Easygov federal portal, municipality website of Montreux and Stadler Rail, and the price comparison website Comparis, the next Swiss enterprise to be targeted by the adversaries is the MCH Group. The Swiss marketing and events organizer enterprise MCH Group was recently hit by a malware attack that brought down its systems. With over 700 employees and 90 exhibitions, MCH Group is fairly occupied this time of the year.  It is in charge of the Art Basel shows in Basel, Hong Kong, Miami Beach, and the watch and jewelry show Baselworld. MCH Group has clarified that the attack won’t affect the ongoing and immediate events and exhibitions.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 43 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 43 of 2021

One cannot have their guards down in today’s cyber world, where cyber adversaries are on the rise and improving their methods and methodologies of launching cyber attacks by the day. However, a pertinent goal can be to ensure maximum security and efficient risk management for yourself and the business you run or work for if such an attack targets your systems. To this end, here are the top security hacks, data breaches, and phishing attacks from the last week, so you keep yourself abreast, learn from the mistakes of others and take robust anti-phishing measures in advance. 

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 42 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 42 of 2021

Here are the latest updates on the major hacks and attacks this week that will keep you abreast of the recent threat factors and help plan your phishing prevention strategies.

 

Conti Ransomware Gang Attacks Sandhills Global

US-based information processing firm Sandhills Global recently underwent a ransomware attack that disrupted its business operations and brought down all hosted websites. Its trade magazines include Truck Paper, TractorHouse, RentalYard, Machinery Trader, AuctionTime, Machinery Trader Auction Results, Charter Hub, Controller, and Executive Controller. Users who visited the Sandhills website during this downtime received a Cloudflare Origin DNS error page. In the interim, Sandhills Global’s phones were un-operational as well.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 41 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 41 of 2021

Ransomware attacks have increased ominously over the last couple of years, and you would be surprised to know how innovative cyber adversaries have become in their modus operandi. Ensuring phishing protection becomes problematic when the attackers don’t stick to one strategy or name, and that is where the role of keeping abreast of the latest data breaches comes in. Following are the major data breaches in the past week.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 40 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 40 of 2021

Threat actors continue to launch phishing campaigns and ransomware attacks to lure netizens into giving away PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other critical information. The best prevention against such threats is keeping oneself abreast of the latest methods that they adopt to launch cyber attacks. To that end,  here are the major phishing and data breach events of this week.

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 39 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 39 of 2021

Phishing is a recurrent problem in the cyber world, and if you are connected to the internet, then chances are you have witnessed or undergone some form of a phishing attack; whether you fell for it or thwarted it is another story. Here are the phishing headlines in the spotlight this week to help you plan your phishing prevention strategies and maintain robust cyber hygiene:

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Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 38 of 2021

Cybersecurity Updates For The Week 38 of 2021

Threat actors continue with their nefarious activities to target organizations around the world. The following news headlines highlight the major phishing attacks in the past week and the mitigation measures adopted by concerned authorities.

 

AVOS Locker Ransomware Attacks Pacific City Bank

The Pacific City Bank is a leading American bank providing commercial banking services to Korean-Americans based in California. The Bank recently underwent a ransomware attack, and the AVOS Locker Ransomware gang was behind the attack. Several sensitive files were stolen from the organization’s servers, and threat actors warn of leaking them.

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