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Kaspersky’s Advanced Persistent Threats Predictions for 2024

Kaspersky’s new report provides the company’s view on the advanced persistent threats landscape for 2024. Existing APT techniques will keep being used, and new ones will likely emerge, such as the increase in AI usage, hacktivism and targeting of smart home tech. New botnets and rootkits will also likely appear, . . . Read more

Anonymous Sudan’s Attack of European Investment Bank: Money, Politics and PR

Image: Adobe Stock/Sandsun Last week, Anonymous Sudan, identified by Flashpoint and others as a Russia-aligned threat actor spoofing an Islamicist hacktivist group, attacked another western financial institution. This time, it did so reportedly in concert with the pro-Russia denial-of-service hacker group Killnet and possibly Russia-based ransomware-as-a-service REvil. The June 19 . . . Read more

Threatening botnets can be created with little code experience, Akamai finds

Researchers at Akamai’s Security Intelligence unit find a botnet specimen that reveals how successful DDoS, spam and other cyberattacks can be done with little finesse, knowledge or savvy. Image: iStock/bagotaj Botnets, especially botnets-for-hire, are lowering the bar to technology access for those seeking to launch distributed denial of service — . . . Read more

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.