Vaccine phishing attacks surge as the rollout gathers pace

It appears that cybercriminals have been paying close attention to the news, with the number of Covid-19 vaccine-related spear-phishing attacks surging every time there’s an important announcement or breakthrough. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Barracuda, which analyzes the number of vaccine-related phishing attacks between October 2020 and January 2021, during which period the first vaccines …

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Cyberattacks on healthcare sector spike following Covid vaccine rollout

December was a devastating month for healthcare organizations in terms of cybersecurity. As vaccines started rolling out across the world, the number of web application attacks against healthcare organizations spiked by 51 percent. This is according to fresh figures from cybersecurity researchers at Imperva, which claims healthcare organizations experienced 187 million attacks in total (roughly 500 per organization). Year-on-year, the …

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Speed of 5G rollout in 2021 will hinge on extent of economic recovery

Telecommunications operators are back on track when it comes to the expansion of 5G infrastructure, but short-term progress depends largely on how fast countries recover from the pandemic and economic downturn. This is according to a new report from the GSM Association (GSMA), which states that 113 mobile operators have launched 5G networks in 48 different countries to date. Over …

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