Cybercriminals launch targeted phishing attacks against Microsoft 365 users

Cybercriminals continue to abuse Microsoft branding to steal personal information, corporate data and account credentials, a new report suggests. According to email security company Vade, Microsoft is the cloud brand most frequently impersonated in phishing attacks. It’s also the company to feature in the greatest number of phishing emails since 2018. In total, more than 12,000 Microsoft-related phishing attacks were …

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Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly targeted

Ransomware operators are losing interest in wide net attack strategies. Instead, they’re more inclined towards targeted attacks, in which they know exactly who they’re targeting, why and for how much money. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that the number of ransomware attacks has been steadily declining over the years. Between 2019 and …

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European Commission targeted by cyberattack

European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the European Union (EU), is among a number of EU institutions targeted by a cyberattack last month, the organization has confirmed.  As reported by Bleeping Computer, what’s known so far is that the attackers did not manage to break into EC systems and did not make away with any sensitive data. However, forensic …

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Uncovered: Are hackers getting smarter and are you really being targeted by China?

To stay ahead of the race and gain a competitive edge, every year businesses are innovating more and more, adopting new process and technologies to tackle different challenges. This has been amplified almost tenfold this year due to the widespread shift to remote working. However, any innovation or major technological overhaul opens up a pandora’s box of issues and comes …

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UK targeted by Covid-themed cyberattacks

Of all the cyber-incidents the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has tackled in the past year, more than a quarter used the Covid-19 pandemic to hook victims. This is according to the organization’s annual report, which covers the period between September 2019 and August 2020. All in all, the NCSC tackled 723 incidents, 10 percent more than the same …

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UK among the most targeted by cybercriminals

The UK is among the countries most frequently targeted by cybercriminals employing macOS malware.  This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that the UK is listed ninth when it comes to the geographical distribution of macOS malware (with 5.90 percent). The most common malware threats facing Mac users have remained largely the same in …

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UK the second most targeted country when it comes to cyberattacks

The UK is the second most frequent target of “serious” cyberattacks, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Specops Software. A “serious” cyberattack is defined as one targeting a country’s government agencies, defense and high-tech companies. It also includes economic crimes with losses of a million dollars or more. According to the Specops Software report, the UK was on …

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