Financial Sector Business Leaders Targeted by Cyberattacks from India

Financial Sector Business Leaders Targeted by Cyberattacks from India

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 29.05.2020

Companies in financial services, consulting and healthcare, along with business leaders, have been targeted by hackers from India using accounts spoofing the World Health Organization (WHO). read more

Enemy Unseen – Part I: How the Dark Web is Shaping Cybercrime

Enemy Unseen – Part I: How the Dark Web is Shaping Cybercrime

by Business Insights , on 29.05.2020

While public safety measures have started to relax, the surge of malware accompanying the pandemic is still making headlines. As a recent study points out, hackers have created no less than 130 000 new e-mail domains related to Covid-19 to carry out what analysts now call ”fearware” attacks. read more

Executives Bypass Security Protocols for Fear IT Admins Might Peek into Their Private Lives

Executives Bypass Security Protocols for Fear IT Admins Might Peek into Their Private Lives

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 29.05.2020

A point of tension between business leaders and IT departments is exposing organizations to security risks. New research shows that executives are pressuring IT administrators to ease off on security protocols when it comes to their devices, fearful that they might expose their personal lives but also because they find obeying security standards a hassle. read more

Law firm: Phishing Still Top Cause of Data Security Incidents

Law firm: Phishing Still Top Cause of Data Security Incidents

by Business Insights , on 28.05.2020

In its sixth annual Data Security Incident Response (DSIR) Report, BakerHostetler found that phishing attacks ranked as the leading cause of data incidents among the 959 cybersecurity incidents the law firm helped clients manage last year. This is the fifth year in a row phishing proved to be the top cause of data security incidents in the law firm’s report. read more

Secure Your IoT Devices, Hackers Are Coming for Them

Secure Your IoT Devices, Hackers Are Coming for Them

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 27.05.2020

Our homes are littered with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, even if we might not be aware that they fall into that category. Left unattended, unpatched or unprotected, they are just waiting to be taken over by malicious actors who can use them in numerous nefarious ways. We can now take a closer look at the most vulnerable devices and at what constitutes a threat in the home or business IoT ecosystem. read more

Price of Access to Corporate Networks on the Dark Web Went Up in 2020

Price of Access to Corporate Networks on the Dark Web Went Up in 2020

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 26.05.2020

Access to company networks is sold on the dark web, and the latest research indicates that it’s a growing business, with advertisements for this type of illegal access increasing by 69% in Q1 2020 compared with the Q4 2019. read more

Better business days to follow – our channel partners confirm it

Better business days to follow – our channel partners confirm it

by Andrada Georgescu, from Business Insights , on 25.05.2020

We’ve faced life-altering changes over the past few months, and many of us are still learning to cope. The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed the way we do business. After all this disruption, we wanted to take a close look at how our channel partners are doing, so we asked them how the pandemic is influencing their businesses in general. Our project, called Special Bitdefender Research, ran throughout the month of April, giving all our partners worldwide the chance to share their opinion. read more

Researchers Develop IoT Medical Device that Makes Human Body Part of the Internet of Things

Researchers Develop IoT Medical Device that Makes Human Body Part of the Internet of Things

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 29.05.2020

Researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, Switzerland are working on a prototype that would allow gene expression to be activated through electrical impulses, so the human body could become a part of the Internet of Things. Implants that can be controlled remotely are not new, and there are numerous such ... The post Researchers Develop IoT Medical Device that Makes Human Body Part of the Internet of Things appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Contact Tracing App in Qatar Exposed Data of 1 Million People, Amnesty International Says

Contact Tracing App in Qatar Exposed Data of 1 Million People, Amnesty International Says

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 28.05.2020

An Amnesty International investigation found that a security flaw in Qatar's contact tracing app exposed personal details of over 1 million people. Contact tracing via smartphones and other devices could be the new norm, but the privacy issues raised by such apps shouldn’t be ignored. Worst-case scenarios range from companies using health data for other ... The post Contact Tracing App in Qatar Exposed Data of 1 Million People, Amnesty International Says appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Florida Tech Students Reveal Security Flaws in 16 Popular Internet-Based Security and Doorbell Cameras

Florida Tech Students Reveal Security Flaws in 16 Popular Internet-Based Security and Doorbell Cameras

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 28.05.2020

A team of computer science students from Florida Tech has discovered privacy flaws in popular IoT devices, including Internet-enabled doorbells and security cameras. In their paper, “Never Ending Story: Authentication and Access Control Design Flaws in Shared IoT Devices”, the researchers evaluated the “challenges of credential revocation and access control list modifications in a shared ... The post Florida Tech Students Reveal Security Flaws in 16 Popular Internet-Based Security and Doorbell Cameras appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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