Ransomware attacks doubled in frequency during pandemic

Phishing may be the most common cybersecurity threat in the UK, but it could be only a matter of time before ransomware snatches the crown, a report from cybersecurity firm CybSafe suggests. Analyzing data provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), CybSafe noted that phishing was to blame for most incidents so far this year, making up 40 percent of …

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Password stealing and banking trojans have doubled in recent years

Trojans that steal passwords and banking information from their victims have been constantly on the rise for the past two years. According to fresh figures from AT&T’s Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange, the number of threats increased between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020 by 130 percent. A year before that – Q3 2018 to Q3 2019, the number of threats …

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Number of infected IoT devices has doubled since last year

The number of infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices has doubled since last year, a new report from Nokia states. The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report claims that IoT devices accounted for 16 percent of all infected machines in 2019, but this year the figure jumped to 33 percent. The company bases its findings on data aggregated from monitoring network traffic …

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