Posts of category: Cybercrime

Cybercrime·Data Security·Internet of Things

Hafnium is out there

Many people thought that the SolarWinds hack couldn't be topped when it hit the news. But truth be told, just when you think things can’t get any worse, there is always another disaster waiting around…

Cybercrime·Cybersecurity Strategy

ICS under fire: Water treatment plant hacked

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are like a little brother who is slow on the uptake compared to grown-up IT. Although ICS can do almost anything that IT can do, uses the same protocols and is similar…

Cybercrime·Data Security

The end of Emotet

We've all pretty much gotten used to the fact that malware isn’t likely to go away any time soon. Malware only usually makes the headlines these days if it causes substantial damage or is particularly…

Cybercrime·Data Security

The SolarWinds Hack – Pearl Harbor without planes

As if 2020 wasn’t unpleasant enough, the SolarWinds hack added fuel to the fire right at the end of the year. A – presumably – state-sponsored hacker group managed to break into the product…

Cybercrime·Data Security

Phishing is dead, long live smishing

In fact, the title of this post is misleading, phishing is unfortunately far from being dead and buried. Cybercriminals continue to use all sorts of tricks to get their victims to click on malicious…

Cloud·Cybercrime·Data Security

Confidential Computing – Safe from prying eyes

Many companies are now putting the cloud first in their IT strategy, particularly in terms of using public cloud services. Whether that makes sense or not is open to judgment, but the trend looks like…

Cybercrime·Data Security

IT Security – Let’s not forget the basics

It can become tedious writing about the same thing over and over again. But reading about the same thing happening time and time again is really bad for our blood pressure. A good example of this is…

Cybercrime·Cybersecurity Strategy·Data Security

Full points for DNS vulnerability SIGRed on the CVSS scale

Sometimes finishing with 10 out of 10 points is a reason for celebration. Unfortunately, in this case, things are different. A newly discovered vulnerability in Windows DNS servers, SIGRed has…

Cybercrime·Cybersecurity Strategy·Data Security

Coronavirus might be here or there but the money comes from ransomware

Although the title of this post is probably not the world’s greatest contribution to rhyming poetry, it remains true. Even though the world is busy dealing with the impact of the coronavirus,…

Cybercrime·Cybersecurity Strategy·Data Security

Phishing on behalf of the coronavirus

That's all we needed: As if the effects of coronavirus on everyday life are not bad enough, cybercriminals are now using the virus as bait in various phishing campaigns. Numerous security companies…