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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Most UK users are happy with tech going virtual

Most Brits are fine with the technology used for work going virtual, a new report from Zoom has found – however some things, like weddings or festivals, they’d prefer stay offline. Polling 8,000 consumers for the report, including 1,000 from the UK, Zoom found that almost four-fifths (79 percent) think everything will have a virtual component in the post-pandemic world. …

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Users are more concerned about online privacy following pandemic

The pandemic has made consumers in the UK more worried about their online privacy, a new report by digital identity firm Callsign is saying.  Polling 2,000 UK adults, Callsign says almost a third (32 percent) are more worried than before the pandemic, and of those people – another third say it’s because they don’t know what data the companies are …

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Millions of BigBasket users have details leaked online

Personally identifiable data relating to more than 20 million BigBasket users has allegedly ended up on an underground forum where criminals buy and sell stolen  data and hacking tools. As reported by TechCrunch, hackers going by the name “ShinyHunters” posted the database on the dark web for free over the weekend. The publication analyzed a small sample of the database …

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Majority of cloud users suffered takeover attempts last year

Most businesses using Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud productivity suite have faced multiple attempts to take over legitimate user accounts, highlighting the need to track and secure identities as they move from on-premise solutions to the cloud. This is according to a report from cybersecurity firm Vectra, which claims that 71 percent of Office 365 deployments suffered as many as seven …

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Microsoft says it now has over 200 million education users

As the second half of the academic year gets underway, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to share new information about its student user base, as well as its vision for the future of education technology. In a recent blog post, Barbara Holzapfel, Microsoft VP for Education, said that more than 200 million students, faculty, institutional leaders and teachers are actively …

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