Volume of credential spill incidents doubles as attacks become more sophisticated

The number of incidents in which login details are leaked online, known as “credential spills”, has doubled in the past four years, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm F5. While the volume of spilled credentials fell by almost half (46 percent) in the same period, with the average spill size also declining by 73 percent, the record in …

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Volume of malicious files detected daily saw dramatic rise in 2020

Malware is on the rise, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that 5.2 percent more malicious files were detected this year than last. In total, 360,000 new malicious files were intercepted over the last twelve months. Largely, these files were linked with either Trojans or backdoors, both of which rose substantially, by 40.5 and 23 …

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