Tag: threats

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Hackers hijack Linux devices using PRoot-isolated file systems

Hackers hijack Linux devices using PRoot-isolated file systems

Hackers are using BYOF (bring your own filesystem) attacks to abuse the open-source Linux PRoot utility and develop a consistent source of harmful tools compatible with Linux devices. A BYOF attack involves a threat actor building a malicious file system on their devices that includes a typical ... Read more

date2 months ago
Typosquatting campaign impersonates 27 brands

Typosquatting campaign impersonates 27 brands

27 brands from different sectors are being impersonated in a typosquatting campaign to trick unsuspecting users and install malware in their systems. Typosquatting is as old as the internet. The technique involves a malicious actor creating a fake website with a domain name similar to a legitima... Read more

date3 months ago
Zscaler’s latest report raises red flags about ransomware

Zscaler’s latest report raises red flags about ransomware

Despite consistent efforts to thwart it, ransomware remains a persistent problem for businesses and consumers worldwide. Zscaler has released its latest report titled ThreatLabz 2022 Ransomware Report. The study has revealed the number and scope of ransomware attacks has grown unabated, generati... Read more

date8 months ago
600,000 WordPress websites threatened by critical RCE vulnerability

600,000 WordPress websites threatened by critical RCE vulnerability

Multiple versions of WordPress plugin 'Essential Addons for Elementor' are vulnerable to remote code execution (RCE). The plugin is used by hundreds of thousands of websites. The vulnerability is present in every version prior to 5.0.5. Its attack surface is huge. According to WordPress, the plu... Read more

date1 year ago
$1 trillion spent globally in 2020 to deal with cybercrime

$1 trillion spent globally in 2020 to deal with cybercrime

Last year, more than $1 trillion was spent on cybersecurity or to pay for damages caused by cyberattacks. This amount represents about 1% of the world’s GDP. The report comes from Atlas VPN, which says that a majority of the money ($945 billion) was spent on Cybersecurity incidents. The remaining... Read more

date2 years ago