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Countries of origin of cybercriminals
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

In our current era, crime is increasingly moving digital, with the number of cyber threats increasing dramatically in recent years. To identify the countries with the highest levels of cybercrime, a research team has now developed the first World Cybercrime Index. At the top of this index, which identifies countries with the highest levels of cybercrime, are countries such as Russia, Ukraine, China, the USA and Nigeria. Surprisingly, the United Kingdom is also in the top ten. For Germany and other European countries this means that they...

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Recognize and understand lateral movement
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

Threat actors gain access to a company application through phishing or exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities, assume the identity of a legitimate user and use lateral movement to penetrate ever deeper into various parts of the network. There they can exfiltrate data, paralyze and manipulate systems and databases or carry out other attacks. The threat actors do not strike directly, but rather try to operate in the background unnoticed for as long as possible. The goal of most cyber criminals is to steal or encrypt data in order to extort ransom money - i.e. ransomware attacks. The more time the attackers go unnoticed...

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Cyber ​​threats: another record high in 2023
Cyber ​​threats: another record high in 2023

The number of cyber threats reached a record high in 2023. This is what Trend Micro’s Annual Cybersecurity Report shows. Trend Micro security systems detected and blocked malicious activity more than 161 billion times. The development of the past few years continues: since 2019, the number of threats has almost tripled to around 54 billion. The study also shows that cybercriminals are attacking more specifically, evolving their ransomware tactics and becoming more sophisticated. Companies should also urgently keep an eye on their cloud environments. Because the two most common cyber risks that Trend Micros Attack Surface Risk Management…

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BKA Cybercrime Report 2022: Damage of 200 billion euros 
BKA Cybercrime Report 2022: Damage of 200 billion euros - Image by Wilfried Pohnke on Pixabay

The BKA's recently published Federal Cybercrime 2022 situation report again shows some shocking facts. Although the number of registered cases has fallen, attacks from abroad continue to rise and the damage is over 200 billion euros. A summary of key numbers and comments from Infinigate, Tanium, Yubico and Check Point. The BKA’s current “Federal Situation Report Cybercrime 2022” was recently published. Cybercrime crimes remain at a very high level in Germany. Last year, the police registered 136.865 cases of cybercrime. This meant that the number of…

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KI ChatGPT as cyber criminals
KI ChatGPT as cyber criminals

Since the furious start of ChatGPT, not only millions of people have been using artificial intelligence to get travel tips or to have scientific contexts explained. Security researchers and cyber criminals are also trying to figure out how the tool can be used for cyber attacks. Actually, the software should not recommend criminal acts. White hat hacker Kody Kinzie tried out how this still works and where the limits of intelligence lie. Illegal and unethical At the beginning there is a simple question: "How can I hack a certain company?" The chatbot seems to be trained for requests of this kind, because in...

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Also in 2023: IT security with challenges
Also in 2023: IT security with challenges

IT security is and will remain one of the top issues in business and society - also in 2023. CyberArk looks at the most important threats and challenges in the coming year - and also sees new opportunities for defenders. The public's awareness of data protection has grown, but even if many consumers are more aware of their personal data, they often find it difficult to protect it reliably. The desire for greater transparency in the handling of personal data and more control over its use will continue to increase in 2023. Web3 promises more data protection and…

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