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Mass attacks against edge services
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The cyber threat landscape in 2023 and 2024 will be dominated by mass attacks. An earlier report on the professionalization of cybercrime already pointed to the growing importance of mass exploitation of vulnerabilities at the edge as an infection vector. Now the scope and severity of these mass attacks have exploded. The spread can be measured by the number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) added to the Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalogue (KEV) per month. The number of CVEs added to the KEV each month that target edge services and…

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Ransomware attacks 2023: Over 50 new families and variants
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Ransomware attacks are a major and expensive problem for businesses. Last year, attacks increased significantly, according to a study by a leader in dynamic cybersecurity, which identified many new ransomware variants. Mandiant observed a significant increase in ransomware activity in 2023, with a 75 percent increase in reports of data leaks on websites. In particular, over 50 new ransomware families and variants were identified, with a third of these being variants of known families. Attackers are increasingly using legitimate tools such as ScreenConnect, Splashtop, Atera and Anydesk to penetrate victims' systems,…

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TÜV Rheinland falls victim to cyber attack
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Cyber ​​attack: According to a report, the company's subsidiary, TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH, was attacked by hackers and data was stolen. According to the company, it was not important data. According to Falconfeeds.io, it is said to be 650 GB of data. The cyber attack probably took place in June 2024, as has now become known. TÜV Rheinland itself recently published a report on the matter and played down the attack somewhat. According to the information, the company's subsidiary TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH was the victim of the attack and also lost the data. TÜV Rheinland's corporate network is said to have...

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Seeing NIS2 as an opportunity
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

With the NIS2 Directive implementation deadline approaching, many companies are facing a significant challenge. Our observations show that many companies will struggle to meet the requirements in time. This is mainly because the topic has been neglected for too long. When speaking to many CIOs and CISOs, it is clear that NIS2 and DORA are often viewed in a similar way to GDPR - as something that simply needs to be checked off. Executives often see the NIS 2 Directives as a checklist and therefore only invest the minimum amount of effort and resources to meet the…

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The Chinese hacker group Sharp Dragon
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

A provider of an AI-powered, cloud-based cyber security platform is warning about the Chinese espionage hacker group Sharp Dragon, which previously appeared as Sharp Panda. It has refined its activities and now relies on 1-day vulnerabilities, uses the proven Cobalt Strike Beacon as a payload - instead of a custom backdoor - and works with various functions, such as C2 communication and remote code. At the same time, the suspected Chinese hackers are choosing their targets more carefully and doing better reconnaissance. They are also trying better to conceal their own tools. The current scam: infected or trusted government agencies and authorities are used as a springboard...

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Danger from Phishing-as-a-Service Toolkit V3B
Danger from Phishing-as-a-Service Toolkit V3B

Banks and financial institutions in the European Union face an ever-growing threat of cyberattacks. These threats are diverse and range from simple phishing emails to complex V3B attacks that specifically target the vulnerabilities of the banking sector. The financial attractiveness and abundance of sensitive data make banks a preferred target for cybercriminals. In recent years, the number of phishing attacks specifically targeting financial institutions has increased significantly, highlighting the need for enhanced security measures and a comprehensive security culture. A particularly dangerous tool in this…

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State data center saves on backups – total data loss
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

On June 20th, there was a large-scale disruption of digital services in Indonesia: It emerged that a state data center had been attacked and partially encrypted using ransomware. There were no backups because they were cut back for cost reasons. After a ransomware attack on the Temporary National Data Center (PDNS) in Indonesia, it emerged that the national data center had no backup plan. Now even Indonesia's President Widodo has ordered an audit of state data centers. After all, there are no backup copies for most of the stored data. Cut back: No backups after ransomware attack On June 20th, there were...

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Cyber ​​insurance: When is it worth it?
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Companies are increasingly the target of cyber attacks and this can be expensive. Bitkom has now published a guide to cyber insurance for companies. It is about preventing attacks and the right insurance. Ransomware, which encrypts data and paralyzes production, digital theft of business data or deepfake attacks to obtain a money transfer - cyber attacks threaten practically all companies. Last year, 8 out of 10 (80 percent) were victims of data theft, espionage and sabotage, and cyber attacks alone caused 148 billion euros in damage to the economy. And 52...

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Teamviewer reports cyberattack
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As early as June 26, 2024, the security team of the remote service provider Teamviewer discovered an "anomalies" in their IT structure. It is now clear that there was a cyberattack by the APT group Midnight Blizzard. The specialist for remote and support access for companies announced that there was unauthorized access to its systems. After the initial investigations, there was only talk of an anomaly in the IT system. The internal response team was immediately activated and had initiated appropriate processes. Teamviewer wants to evaluate the attack together with globally recognized IT security experts. Midnight Blizzard also attacked...

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Cloud security: German companies use AI only selectively
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

According to a survey, almost all of the companies surveyed want to simplify their complex cloud security landscape. Half of them already use AI-based application development. German companies are even more cautious. The current report "State of Cloud-Native Security" by Wakefield Research on behalf of Palo Alto Networks examines the security practices, tools and technologies that companies around the world use to benefit from the advantages of cloud services and new application technologies. For the survey, Wakefield Research surveyed 20 managers and specialists from the areas of development, information security and information technology from...

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