Fleeceware applications, posing as Minecraft mods, lure hundreds of dollars per month from their users for simple services such as new wallpapers Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has identified a wave of malicious mobile applications in the Google Play Store targeting gamers, particularly fans of the popular Minecraft video […]
New research by Zscaler, analyzing 6.6 billion security threats, has discovered a 260% increase in attacks during the first nine months of 2020. Among the encrypted attacks was an increase of the amount of ransomware by 500%, with the most prominent variants being FileCrypt/FileCoder, followed by Sodinokibi, Maze and Ryuk.
Egress’ recent Outbound Email Security Report has revealed that stressed, tired employees are behind almost four in ten of the most severe data breach incidents. As stress levels rise, rushed employees are more likely to make simple mistakes such as sending an email to the wrong person, or attaching the wrong file. With remote workers facing distractions from childcare to delivery drivers […]
After suffering a data breach in September, a threat actor is selling a RedDoorz database containing 5.8 million user records on a hacker forum. RedDoorz is a Singapore-based hotel management & booking platform with over 1,000 properties across Southeast Asia.
As reported by TechDirt, a new EU “Draft Council Resolution on Encryption” has come out as the EU Council of Ministers continues to drift dangerously towards banning end-to-end encryption. The organisation says they just want “lawful access” to encrypted content, but there are fears that any such backdoor would effectively remove the protections of end-to-end encryption: […]
Aggressive scammers are targeting users by impersonating the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in e-mails designed to trick potential victims into paying fabricated outstanding amounts related to missed or late payments.