Not just ransomware: Schools and universities are increasingly targeted by impersonation scams

School districts and universities, which were once seen as poor targets for financially motivated cybercrime attacks, are now awash in impersonation scams and other attacks.

Google Project Zero testing 30-day grace period on bug details to boost user patching

Google Project Zero will be shifting from a 90-day deadline to a new model that incorporates a new 30-day grace period to gives users time to install patches before technical details are revealed.

Nation-State Attackers Taking Over Global Cyber Realm

Nation-State Attackers Taking Over Global Cyber Realm - Cybersecurity news - Trends, Reports, Analysis
New research sheds light on cyberattack incidents by the nation-backed cybercriminal groups, revealing a 100% rise in nation-state incidents between 2017 and 2020.

The Rise and Fall of Maze Cartel

The Rise and Fall of Maze Cartel - Cybersecurity news - Trends, Reports, Analysis
From being a lone warrior to becoming an influencer, the Maze group has carved its way to becoming one of the most infamous ransomware groups by establishing the first-ever cartel.

The Biggest Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in 2020

The lifeblood of the cybersecurity industry is new investments, both in startups and established companies. 272 vendors received additional funding in 2020 based on data published by Crunchbase. The total new investment for 2020 was $10.7 billion.

US Sanctions Russia and Expels 10 Diplomats Over SolarWinds Cyberattack

The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday formally attributed the supply chain attack of IT infrastructure management company SolarWinds with "high confidence" to government operatives working for Russia's SVR.

2021 and Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

Instead of coming to a standstill, if anything, 2020 saw an increase in cybersecurity threats as criminals found new ways to take advantage of vulnerabilities and infiltrate business systems.

Consumers worry about the cybersecurity of connected vehicles

The HSB poll by Zogby Analytics found that 37 percent of consumers who responded were somewhat or very concerned about the cyber security and safety of connected and automated vehicles.

Update: The COVID-19 Vaccine's Global Cold Chain Continues to Be a Target

The expanded scope of precision targeting includes key organizations likely underpinning the transport, warehousing, storage, and ultimate distribution of vaccines, according to IBM Security X-Force.

Key Characteristics and Geographic Associations of Phishing Emails

Key Characteristics and Geographic Associations of Phishing Emails - Cybersecurity news - Trends, Reports, Analysis
An analysis by Barracuda and Columbia University revealed that the majority of phishing emails originate from countries in Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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