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Microsoft abused for phishing
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The research department of a cyber security solutions provider has published the Brand Phishing Report for the fourth quarter of 2023. The report highlights the brands most frequently imitated by hackers to steal personal information, user account information or payment data in October, November and December 2023. Microsoft was at the top with 33 percent and overall the technology sector was the most abused industry as Amazon came second with 9 percent, Google third with 8 percent and Apple with 4 percent. “As we move forward from 2023…

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90 percent of companies pay ransoms
90 percent of companies pay ransoms

90 percent of companies have paid ransoms in the last two years in order to quickly get their data back after cyber attacks, close leaks and maintain operations. This is shown by a study by Censuswide on behalf of Cohesity, a global provider of AI-powered data management and security. According to the survey, 93 percent of the international companies surveyed want to continue to pay ransoms in the event of a security attack and violate their “do-not-pay” guidelines in an emergency. Only 1 percent of companies categorically rule out paying ransoms. 35 percent of companies…

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Cyber ​​attacks are the main reason for business failures
Cyber ​​attacks are the main reason for business failures

A leading provider of data protection and ransomware recovery solutions by market share, releases the results of its fifth annual report. While companies say they will spend more money to defend against cyberattacks, the survey also found that IT leaders feel even less protected and are more concerned about their ability to recover business-critical data. Cyberattacks remain the leading cause of outages, and data shows that while organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud for major recoveries, only a small percentage believe they...

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Cyber ​​attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated
Cyber ​​attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated

A leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge solutions for protecting credentials, privileged access and remote connections, releases key findings from its latest study on current cybersecurity developments. The global survey of more than 800 IT security leaders found that the vast majority (95 percent) believe cyberattacks are now more sophisticated than ever before. AI-powered attacks are the most serious and phishing attacks are widely believed to be the fastest growing. Looking ahead to 2024, the cybersecurity landscape presents a mix of frightening factors, with emerging AI threats looming large…

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Mobile Security Index 2023: Phishing is trending
Mobile Security Index 2023: Phishing is trending - Image by Inamulhaq Usmani on Pixabay

The new 2023 Verizon Mobile Security Index highlights the importance of an effective mobile threat defense strategy. Published annually, the index confirms that phishing attacks on mobile devices are the main gateway to corporate data. As more and more employees work from anywhere, mobile devices dominate as the device of choice for the modern workforce. However, because these devices have traditionally been neglected as part of an organization's overall security strategy, they have also become the most vulnerable target for external hackers. Social engineering targets employees. Through tactics such as social engineering...

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Ransomware Trends Report 2023 is available
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Veeam's 2023 Ransomware Trends Report highlights key findings in ransomware attacks, data theft and extortion. Now provider Veeam is also presenting the report in German. Companies of all sizes are increasingly falling victim to ransomware attacks and are inadequately protecting themselves against this growing cyber threat. According to new data from the 2023 Veeam® Ransomware Trends Report, one in seven organizations will have nearly all of their data (>80 percent) affected by a ransomware attack - indicating a significant protection gap. Veeam Software has found that cybercriminals almost always...

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Vulnerabilities in critical infrastructures
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A global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released “SIERRA:21 – Living on the Edge,” an analysis of 21 newly discovered vulnerabilities in OT/IoT routers and open source software components. The report was written by Forescout Research – Vedere Labs, which specializes in uncovering security vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure. The analysis highlights the ongoing risk to critical infrastructure and highlights possible mitigation measures. “SIERRA:21 – Living on the Edge” describes research on Sierra Wireless AirLink cellular routers and a number of associated open source components such as TinyXML and OpenNDS. Sierra Wireless Routers Are Popular: An Open Database on Wi-Fi Networks…

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Privileged Access Management (PAM) is moving to the cloud
Privileged Access Management (PAM) is moving to the cloud

A leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge solutions for protecting credentials, privileged access and remote connections, releases the results of the Keeper Security Insight Report “Cloud-based Privileged Access Management (PAM)”. The report examines what IT and security leaders want from a PAM solution and the benefits of moving away from on-premise installations. 82 percent of respondents said they would be better off moving their PAM solution from on-premises to the cloud. Only 36 percent of IT leaders said an on-premise PAM solution makes sense given the current economic climate. PAM is essential…

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Companies use insecure password procedures
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At 61%, significantly more than half of the German companies surveyed still use insecure practices when managing and using passwords. This is proven by the “2023 Identity Security Threat Landscape” study. This is a key finding of the global study “2023 Identity Security Threat Landscape” by CyberArk. High-profile cyberattacks in which stolen employee logins are used to break into company IT systems are commonplace. The dangers are known and yet, according to the current CyberArk study “Identity Security Threat Landscape”, which provides a global inventory of cybersecurity, 61%…

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Inadequate IT security training
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Although human error is the top cybersecurity concern for four in ten (39 percent) of German SMEs, these companies' IT security training does not cover some of the most common security-related topics. This means that there is an alarming discrepancy between the real threat situation and the risk awareness of employees - this is the conclusion of a current study by Sharp among more than 500 IT decision-makers and procurement managers from SMEs in various industries throughout Germany. The results are part of a large-scale Europe-wide study* by Sharp. According to the decision-makers surveyed, employees who are inadequate when it comes to IT security…

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