The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in Extract.

How the government can protect itself from the cyber warfare? Somewhat surprisingly, the 2020 Presidential Election blew over without any serious cybersecurity incident and without any interference from foreign, politically motivated hacker groups. Apart from the post-election procedures (like recounting ballots and the expected dispute over the election outcome), the election was almost uneventful. Even […]

The Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats In The Middle East

SECURITY CONCERNS ARE HEATING UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST Rising rates of cybercriminal activities occur as threat actors observe the flourishing economies in the Middle East. These activities can range from the opportunistic data breaches to more targeted attacks, and increasing use of ransomware by threat actor groups. As security professionals in this region plan […]

Acronis Cyberthreats Report predicts 2021 will be the “year of extortion”

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today released its Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020, its in-depth review of the current threat landscape and projections for the coming year. Based on the protection and security challenges that were amplified by the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Acronis warns 2021 will bring aggressive cybercrime activity as […]

How Cybercriminals Answer “What do you do for a living?”

Have you ever wondered how cybercriminals explain their mysterious means of income to others? While not all threat actors’ illicit activity is so lucrative that they have to account for an eight-bedroom mansion in the hills and a Porsche collection, many cybercriminals’ friends and families may question their means of income if they have no […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Organizations Targeted in Global Phishing Campaign

The Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency has issued a warning about a global spear phishing campaign targeting organizations in the cold storage and supply chain that are involved with the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Two of the first vaccines to be produced must be kept and low temperatures during storage and transit prior to being […]

The 10 Worst Malware Threats to Expect in 2021

Meta Description: Cybersecurity attacks are growing in numbers in recent years. Therefore, it is wise to know some of the worst malware threats you can expect in 2021. Technology continues to evolve and become a driving force for digital development. It has signified transformation in different industries. However, as technology becomes more advanced, so makes […]

Sopra Steria estimates financial Impact of ransomware attack could reach €50 Million

IT services provider Sopra Steria estimates that a recent ransomware attack will have a financial impact ranging between €40M and €50M. At the end of October, French IT outsourcer Sopra Steria has been hit by a ransomware attack. While the company did not reveal the family of malware that infected its systems, local media speculate the involvement […]

UVM Health Restores Electronic Health Record System One Month After Ransomware Attack

University of Vermont Health Network has announced it has brought its electronic health record (EHR) system back online, a month after experiencing a ransomware attack. The ransomware attack occurred on October 25, 2020 and caused a massive outage across all six of its hospitals. For the past month, staff have been forced to record patient […]

Sophos warns customers it was hit by data breach

A tool collecting data from customers asking for support was misconfigured, Sophos claims.                                       (Image credit: Image Credit: Balefire / Shutterstock) Cybersecurity firm Sophos has confirmed it experienced a data incident that caused thepersonal information of some users to be exposed to third parties. Describing the incident in an email notification sent to affected customers, […]

FBI Issues Warning About Increasing Ragnar Locker Ransomware Activity

Threat actors using Ragnar Locker ransomware have stepped up their attacks and have been targeting businesses and organizations in many sectors, according to a recent private industry alert from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ragnar Locker ransomware was first identified by security researchers in April 2019, with the first known attack targeting a large […]