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Countering the new generation of attacks driven by COVID-19

Cyberattacks in the form of ransomwares are evolving in the global pandemic situation. Subhalakshmi Ganapathy, Product Evangelist, ManageEngine, explains how these new ransomware work. With the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, cybercriminals are leveraging the fear and uncertainty that’s prevailing around the pandemic and launching unscrupulous ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions […]


McAfee uncovers attacks on corporate cloud accounts as companies work remotely

McAfee, a device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released a new research study titled Cloud Adoption and Risk Report – Work from Home Edition. McAfee’s new report uncovers a correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack, during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an increase in cyberattacks targeting the cloud. Based on anonymised and aggregated data from more than 30 million McAfee MVISION cloud […]


GDPR failings with home working Brits as law celebrates its second anniversary

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the toughest privacy and security law in the world, celebrated its second anniversary on Monday 25 May. Launched on May 25, 2018, GDPR was introduced to protect the data of anyone living, or doing business with, those in the European Union and European Economic Area. GDPR, over the last two […]


38% of South African consumers would disclose their social media activity for government monitoring

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of local consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor social media activity to keep its citizens safe, according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing the world of ratings. The report reveals people’s perception of social ratings and if they are prepared to be a part of […]


Ransomware: Here today, here tomorrow

Cybercriminals do not take a break when a pandemic hits, and with many networks increasingly vulnerable as more people work from home, now is the time to try and avert threats. Derek Manky, Chief Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, Fortinet, explains how to improve your cybersecurity. With all our energy of the past several […]


49% of organisations in the UAE witnessed a significant ransomware attack in the last year, according to Sophos

A new global survey reveals that more than half of organisations questioned had experienced a significant ransomware attack in the last 12 months. Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, which reveals that paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware […]


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