Education and research were the top targets for cyberattackers in 2021, with an average of 1605 attacks per organization per week, a 75% increase from 2020, according to research by Check Point Software Technologies.
Pandemic’s push for digital invites threats
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed staff in businesses and education to work from home. The resulting need for digital skills and online courses has boosted the digital education market, creating opportunities for study but also for cyberthreats.
A major shift to distance learning and the fact that online education organizations have a huge number of non-employees accessing their systems from remote locations widens the exposure, elevating risks, according to Omer Dembinsky, data research manager at Check Point.
To read this article in full, please click here
UK police reveal they are running fake DDoS-for-hire sites to collect details on cybercriminals
There's bad news if you're someone who is keen to launch a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack to boot a website...
Microsoft Fixes Security Flaw in Windows Screenshot Tools
Information disclosure vulnerability aCropalypse could enable malicious actors to recover sections of screenshots Read More
Three Variants of IcedID Malware Discovered
The new variants hint that considerable effort is going into the future of IcedID and its codebase Read More
New MacStealer Targets Catalina, Newer MacOS Versions
The malware can extract information from documents, browser cookies and login information Read More
Can zero trust be saved?
Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Kolide. Thanks to the great team there for...
Part of Twitter source code leaked on GitHub
Part of Twitter’s source code has been leaked and posted on GitHub by an unknown user. GitHub took down the...