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Prompt Hacking, Private GPTs, Zero-Day Exploits and Deepfakes: Report Reveals the Impact of AI on Cyber Security Landscape

AI’s newfound accessibility will cause a surge in prompt hacking attempts and private GPT models used for nefarious purposes, a new report revealed. Experts at the cyber security company Radware forecast the impact that AI will have on the threat landscape in the 2024 Global Threat Analysis Report. It predicted . . . Read more

Kaspersky Study: Devices Infected With Data-Stealing Malware Increased by 7 Times Since 2020

The number of devices infected with data-stealing malware in 2023 was 9.8 million, a sevenfold increase over the same figure for 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence. However, the researchers believe that the true figure could be as high as 16 million, as credentials from devices . . . Read more

Protect Your Business With This Seamless Firewall — Now $150 Off

TL;DR: There’s no shortage of threats to business out there these days, but DNS FireWall can help protect you from cyberthreats. Grab it for $49.97 this week only at TechRepublic Academy. There are myriad digital threats to businesses today, and it’s crucial that decision-makers prioritize cybersecurity. You don’t need a . . . Read more

Keep Your Network Secure With This $39.99 CompTIA Bundle

TL;DR: Secure systems require experts who are up to date on the latest threats, and the Complete 2024 CompTIA Cyber Security Certification Training Bundle gives IT experts and regular users alike the tools they need to protect their networks for less than $40. As a regular internet user, you’ve probably . . . Read more

CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report: 6 Key Takeaways

Highlights from CrowdStrike’s 2024 report: Identity-based and social engineering attacks still take center stage. Cloud-environment intrusions have increased by 75% from 2022 to 2023. Third-party relationships exploitation makes it easier for attackers to hit hundreds of targets. CrowdStrike added 34 new threat actors in 2023. Attackers are compromising networks at . . . Read more

Infoblox says IT Pros Are Missing This Mega-Threat From Organised Global Cyber Criminals

High volumes of malware and other malicious content are being delivered to networks in APAC, Australia, New Zealand and across the globe as a result of a set of large-scale malicious cybercriminal partnerships led by the largely secret yet insidious threat actor, VexTrio. Renée Burton, head of threat intelligence at . . . Read more

National Cyber Security Centre Study: Generative AI May Increase Global Ransomware Threat

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre has released a new study that finds generative AI may increase risks from cyber threats such as ransomware. Overall, the report found that generative AI will provide “capability uplift” to existing threats as opposed to being a source of brand new threats. Threat actors . . . Read more

Androxgh0st Malware Botnet Steals AWS, Microsoft Credentials and More

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency warned in a joint advisory about a threat actor deploying a botnet that makes use of the Androxgh0st malware. This malware is capable of collecting cloud credentials, such as those from AWS or Microsoft Azure and more, abusing the . . . Read more

Award Winning Antivirus, On Sale for $25, Offers Elite Protection from Malware

Image: StackCommerce TL;DR: Protect your computer from common viruses and other forms of malware, including ransomware and rootkits, with the ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2024 Edition, on sale for just $24.99 through January 14. Cybercrime has long been a problem for businesses. Now that hackers have access to AI and machine . . . Read more

ESET Threat Report: ChatGPT Name Abuses, Lumma Stealer Malware Increases, Android SpinOk SDK Spyware’s Prevalence

Risk mitigation tips are provided for each of these cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity company ESET released its H2 2023 threat report, and we’re highlighting three particularly interesting topics in it: the abuse of the ChatGPT name by cybercriminals, the rise of the Lumma Stealer malware and the Android SpinOk SDK spyware. . . . Read more