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Yahoo most impersonated brand in Q4 2022 phishing attacks

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its Brand Phishing Report for Q4 2022. The report highlights the brands that were most frequently imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during October, November and […]

Big drop in ransomware payments revealed but ‘highly concentrated’ core of attackers keeps active

A new report reveals a dramatic drop in ransomware payments but warns a core group of attackers remains ‘highly concentrated’. The latest Crypto Crime Report by Chainalysis says that in 2022, total ransomware revenue fell to its lowest in three years. And while attackers still received at least US$456.8 million, this represents a huge 40.3% […]

Royal Mail experiences cyber incident

The Royal Mail is experiencing severe service disruption to its international export services following a cyber incident.   The organisation released a statement about the issue: ‘We are temporarily unable to despatch export items including letters and parcels to overseas destinations. We have asked customers temporarily to stop submitting any export items into the network […]

IT Governance: 31.5 million records breached in December 2022

In its monthly analysis of the latest data breaches and cyberattacks across the world, IT Governance has identified 78 publicly disclosed security incidents in December 2022 – resulting in 31,586,757 compromised records. Compared to November 2022, there is a slight decline where the organisation identified 95 publicly disclosed security incidents and 32,051,144 compromised records. Alan […]

Imperva discovers vulnerability affecting 2.5 billion Chrome users

Imperva, a leader in the digital security space, has revealed a new vulnerability dubbed CVE-2022-40764. Discovered by Imperva’s Threat Research Team, it has been found to affect more than 2.5 billion users of Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. The vulnerability is based on the way these browsers process symbolic links, or symlinks. Normally used to […]

Uber confirms second data hack in three months

Automotive giant, Uber, has once again confirmed it has been the victim of a data hack – the second attack to target the company – by third-party vendor, Teqtivity. Rick Jones, CEO and Co-founder, DigitalXRAID, commented on the news: “It is not uncommon for organisations to be hit more than once. After a first, successful […]

Australian Government contemplates making ransom payments illegal

It has been reported that it could soon be illegal for companies that fall victim to data breaches to pay ransoms to the hackers. The home affairs minister for the Australian Government, Clare O’Neil, confirmed that the organisation was examining whether new laws were needed to stop ransom payments in the wake of the Medibank and Optus […]

Potential cyber threats to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Digital Shadows Photon Research Team set up a detailed alert system to collect examples of the critical threats to the Qatar 2022 World Cup organising bodies and their key partners and sponsors, over the course of 90 days. These potential incidents fall under four categories: brand protection, cyberthreat, physical protection and data leakage. Most incidents […]

Festive shoppers urged to be cyber-aware as figures reveal average online losses of £1,000

Cybersecurity and law enforcement partners have joined together to issue a warning ahead of Black Friday and Christmas sales. Bargain hunters are being urged to bolster their cybersecurity in the approach to the festive season after new figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person in the same period last […]

Department for Education warned after gambling companies benefit from learning records database

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to the Department for Education (DfE) following the prolonged misuse of the personal information of up to 28 million children. An ICO investigation found that the DfE’s poor due diligence meant a database of pupils’ learning records was ultimately used by Trust Systems Software UK Ltd (trading as […]

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