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Top 10 Cyber Threats – January to June 2021

In the first six months of 2021, many countries were experiencing the worst waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and organisations came under increased strain, both from a business standpoint and a cybercriminal one. Critical infrastructure and enterprises were hit by attacks from disruptive ransomware and the opportunistic exploitation of multiple 0day vulnerabilities by state-sponsored APTs. […]

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Geopolitics and Cybersecurity Weekly – 24 August 2020

Attacks and cybersecurity news Japanese business technology organisation Konica Minolta was hit with a ransomware attack towards the end of July: its services were impacted for almost a week. Researchers obtained a copy of the ransom note and established that the attackers deployed RansomEXX. It is not believed that this malware steals user data before

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Cyjax Geopolitical Podcast – July 2020 – The Blog

This month, Cyjax CISO, Ian Thornton-Trump, and Head of Editorial, Tristan de Souza, tackle Russian interference, threat intelligence failure, a Microsoft vulnerability with – shock, horror – wormable potential, the hijacks of numerous high-profile Twitter accounts, and a chat app being used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East. All of our previous podcasts and blogs

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 29 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Coronavirus-themed attacks are decreasing, with a 24 per cent reduction in June compared to May. This is due to other news items gaining traction: Black Lives Matter is a case in point. It should be noted that these attack topics will not disappear as long as there is sufficient interest in the

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 22 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Citizens Advice in the UK has warned users not to fall for a new scam campaign that is sending fake messages purportedly from the UK government. The messages can come in the form of calls, text messages, or emails in relation to the new NHS test and trace service. Citizens Advice has

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 15 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The FBI has reported on the most common types of fraud during the pandemic. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly as many complaints in the first half of 2020 (about 320,000) as in the entirety of 2019 (about 400,000). Criminals continue to peddle counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and fraudulent

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 8 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update A recent interview with a member of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) revealed that state-sponsored groups have focused on exploiting COVID-19 fears to deliver malware and steal data. Before the lockdown, aviation was the main priority for CISA, but healthcare and the supply chain for food are now facing

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 1 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The UK’s fraud and cybercrime reporting site, Actionfraud, has released figures stating that so far 2,057 victims have lost a combined total of over £4.6 million to coronavirus-related scams. Different types of scams have been used to steal money from users, including, courier fraud, online shopping and auction fraud, computer software service

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