Tag: Phishing

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018 – 251,286,753 records leaked

Ransomware, phishing, malware, hackers... See the list of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018.

Is spam email defeated or not?

Has spam email been defeated, or should we admit we cannot beat it?

List of data breaches and cyber attacks August 2018 – 215,000,000 records leaked

As we end the near of August, it’s time to tally up the month’s breaches.

2017: Spam down, Phishing up!

The average amount of spam in 2017 decreased to 56.63%, but the number of phishing attacks increased by 59%.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are peak days for financial phishing attacks

Shops are preparing for the largest revenue stream of the year. Unfortunately, so are cybercriminals.

Catching the hackers in the act

Cyber-criminals start attacking servers newly set up online about an hour after they are switched on, suggests research. The servers were part of an experiment the BBC asked a security company to carry out to judge the scale and calibre of cyber-attacks that firms face every day. About 71 minutes after the servers were set ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2017

Well, this month’s total number of leaked records looked like it was going to be very low, but in fact it’s the highest one we’ve ever done. The discovery of the Onliner spambot has added 711 million records to the list. August was – relatively speaking – a pretty quiet month. As far as I’m ...

Security practitioners overwhelmed by the tenacity of digital threats

When it comes to organizations’ digital defense posture, many enterprise security practitioners are overwhelmed by the scale and tenacity of external digital threats—and they lack confidence in their processes, systems and tools. That’s according to RiskIQ’s 2017 State of Enterprise Digital Defense Report, which found that an average of 40% of organizations experienced five or ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2017

The DEFCON conference happened in Las Vegas last week, and roughly 18,000 security researchers, IT professionals and hacking enthusiasts attended, so now feels like as appropriate a time as any to list July’s data breaches and cyber attacks. This month’s list is rather short, but I calculate the number of known leaked records in the ...

Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime. The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) work with young computer criminals. Attendees learned about responsible use ...

Mexico’s spyware scandal is a gift for organized crime

Recent revelations about the government of Mexico's widespread use of spyware to monitor adversaries in the press and the human rights community represent a gift for organized crime. The New York Times first reported in June that Mexican journalists, lawyers, human-rights activists and their families had been targeted by government-owned spyware, which would allow eavesdroppers ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2017

With more and more organisations wanting to learn about the EU General Data Protection Regulation, it’s been difficult for me to find the time to keep up to date with the month’s breaches and hacks. When I started compiling April’s list, I hoped that there weren’t many breaches this month, but unfortunately I was wrong. ...