Cybersecurity threats and cybercrime trends of 2020

Bitdefender released a report revealing top cybersecurity threats, frequency of threats and cybercrime trends of 2020. “Our 2020 findings depict consumers under constant assault from cybercriminals looking to capitalize on fear and societal uncertainty accompanying the global pandemic,” said Bogdan Botezatu, director of threat research and reporting at Bitdefender. “Cybercriminals will stop at nothing to […]

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Massive increase in endpoint attacks, rising rate of encrypted malware and new exploits targeting IoT

Fileless malware and cryptominer attack rates grew by nearly 900% and 25% respectively, while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to WatchGuard. Q4 2020 also brought a 41% increase in encrypted malware detections over the previous quarter and network attacks hit their highest levels since 2018. “The rise in […]

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99% of security pros concerned about their IoT and IIoT security

Tripwire announced the results of a research report that assessed the security of connected devices across enterprise environments in 2021. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the survey evaluated the opinions of 312 security professionals that manage the security of internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices across their organization. According to the […]

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Tens of thousands of QNAP SOHO NAS devices affected by unpatched RCEs

Unpatched vulnerabilities in QNAP small office/home office (SOHO) network-attached storage (NAS) devices could be exploited by remote attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code. Security researchers at SAM Seamless Network discovered a couple of critical unpatched flawsin QNAP small office/home office (SOHO) network-attached storage (NAS) devices that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on […]

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