IBM: Cloud use makes Europe biggest target of hackers in 2023
Recent research by IBM Security X-Force finds that Europe faced the most cyber attacks in 2023. High cloud adoption that increases the attack surface is the main reason.
The annual IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2024 shows that Europe suffered the most cyber attacks of any world region in... Read more
Internet can easily be disrupted due to an old design flaw
A design flaw in security extensions on the network protocol allows hackers to cut off large parts of the world from the internet. Researchers clarified the danger with the development of a KeyTrap attack that requires only a single DNS packet.
The network protocol contains an easily exploitabl... Read more
Sophisticated phishing campaign hijacks Microsoft Azure accounts
An advanced phishing campaign attacked hundreds of companies' Microsoft Azure accounts. Once the hackers got the login information, the accounts were hijacked with various forms of MFA.
According to Proofpoint security researchers, hundreds of Microsoft Azure accounts within companies have recen... Read more
‘Quishing attacks surge and bypass email security’
Email attacks using QR codes increased significantly in the last quarter of 2023. Researchers are concerned because quishing attacks are increasingly able to bypass email security solutions or spam filters.
Researchers at Abnormal Security found in a study that quishing attacks involving malicio... Read more
Cybercrime increasingly turns to as-a-Service tools
Ready-to-use malware, cryptominers and botnets can all be easily purchased by criminals. There's now a wide range of As-a-Service tools available on the dark web to facilitate illegal activities. That is not to say, however, that attackers are operating at a lower level, as they are increasingly by... Read more
Hackers deploy login credentials they stole at Okta to hack Cloudflare – update
Cloudflare delved deeper into the Okta data breach that occurred in November 2023. The company became one of the victims of this data breach and got hacked sometime later. Investigations now reveal that the hackers, in all likelihood, have ties to the Chinese government.
Cloudflare fell victim ... Read more
Attackers in the cloud get too many opportunities to strike
Runtime scans detect policy failures in 91 percent of all cases. As a result, organizations are picking up potential vulnerabilities later than expected, according to a new Sysdig report.
The Sysdig report examines the state of cloud-native security. It shows that cloud environments are more sus... Read more
AI and supply chain optimization are the biggest opportunities for retailers
SOTI answered the question: "What do consumers expect from the digital transformation in retail?" The survey revealed three expectations, but these expectations do not align with the challenges retailers are currently facing.
Retailers looking to tinker with a better customer experience in the ... Read more
AI’s rise is having an enormous environmental impact
Research by the International Energy Agency (EIA) on electricity consumption by 2026 shows that the meteoric rise of AI, as well as data centers and crypto currencies, is going to have a big impact on the environment. Tch giants need to do more work on solving this problem.
According to IEA rese... Read more
Majority of organizations pay up after ransomware attack
A new report from Barracuda Networks shows that cyber incidents are costing organizations millions. Attacks are also becoming a lot more sophisticated, with fears about the impact of AI.
57 percent of the 1,917 IT security professionals surveyed said they had experienced one or more cyber attack... Read more