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COVID-19 impacted volumes for the year, but the U.S. moved into third place on the list of countries most infected by stalkerware. Tens of thousands of mobile users were infected by the class of software known generically as stalkerware last year. According to just-published research by Kaspersky, 2020 lockdowns related . . . Read more
Sneaky attackers are flipping backslashes in phishing email URLs to evade protections, researchers said. Researchers from GreatHorn report they have observed a nearly 6,000-percent jump in attacks using “malformed URL prefixes” to evade protections and deliver phishing emails that look legit. They look legit, that is, unless you look closely . . . Read more
The volume of attacks fell 31 percent in the last part of 2020, as Bitcoin values skyrocketed. But there were still several notable trends, such as a rise in Linux botnets. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks dropped significantly at the end of 2020, down 31 percent in the fourth quarter, according . . . Read more
The number of people being targeted by fake relationship-seekers has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Romance scams remain the most successful fraud strategy for cybercrooks, and represents a growing sector, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Last year, romance schemes accounted for a record $304 million raked into illicit coffers, . . . Read more
Researchers at Google and Stanford analyzed a 1.2 billion malicious emails to find out what makes users likely to get attacked. 2FA wasn’t a big factor. Users whose personal details have been exposed by a third-party breach, Australians, older folks and those who use both desktops and mobile devices are . . . Read more
Remote work continues to fueling a spike in phishing and cyberattacks, particularly in the U.S. When it comes to paying the ransom in a ransomware attack, demands are on the rise. Yet, many companies that paid the ransom failed to receive a decryption key, in a survey issued Monday. In . . . Read more
Claroty reports that adversaries, CISOs and researchers have all turned their attention to finding critical security bugs in ICS networks. It’s on: Adversaries, CISOs and researchers are all simultaneously involved in a frantic race to find cybersecurity vulnerabilities hiding within industrial networks, according to the latest Biannual ICS Risk and . . . Read more
A look back at what was hot with readers — offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year. As 2020 draws to a close, it’s clear that work-from-home security, ransomware, COVID-19-themed social engineering and attacks by nation-states will go . . . Read more
Underground marketplace pricing on RDP server access, compromised payment card data and DDoS-For-Hire services are surging.
As just one symptom, 83 percent of the Top 30 U.S. retailers have vulnerabilities which pose an “imminent” cyber-threat, including Amazon, Costco, Kroger and Walmart.