Tagged: cyberattacks

NAB and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Assessment Tool to Help Australian Firms Deal with Cyberattacks

NAB has partnered with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to deliver a free cyber assessment tool in order “to help Aussie small businesses prepare for and bounce back from a cyber attack.” The tailored, self-assessment – available for all Australian businesses from now – “takes under two… Read More

UK Suffers “Record” Number of Ransomware Attacks, Elliptic Report Claims

Organizations in the United Kingdom reportedly suffered a record number of ransomware attacks last year, according to analysis of a dataset published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In its data security incident trends – which “are reported to the data protection regulator – the… Read More

Digital Security Firm CyberCube Monitors Hot Zones for Evidence of Online Threats, Bridging Divide between Virtual and Physical Impacts

Nation-state cyber threat activity will push the boundaries of war exclusion language, warns cyber risk analytics specialist CyberCube. In a report examining selected nation-state cyber hot zones to gain insight into the potential cyber (re)insurance impacts of future cyber wars, CyberCube monitors these hot zones… Read More

Cybersecurity Firms Release Ransomware Reports, Revealing Considerable Increase in Cyberattacks

In recent weeks, cybersecurity firms have issued “a dozen ransomware reports, most of which show a considerable increase in attacks,” according to an update shared with CI. As noted in an NCC Group’s July 2023 cyber threat intelligence report, the business saw over 500 attacks… Read More

Cybersecurity-focused Fintech Trustmi Introduces Business Payments Security Solutions

Trustmi announced its official launch as a pioneering leader in business payments security. The cybersecurity Fintech company says that it “offers an intuitive, end-to-end solution that helps businesses protect their bottom line by eliminating losses from cyberattacks, internal collusion, and human error, ensuring payments go… Read More

Digital Banking: European Mobile Bank N26 Announces Campaign to “Decode” Complex Security Issues

The digital bank N26 announced its new campaign, “Security Explained Simply” in order to help “decode the increasingly complex landscape of security in digital banking.” Each of the five updates featured in the campaign “discuss a separate security concept narrated by a character that relates… Read More

Security Gaps, Costly UX Issues Exposed, With Many Attack Vectors Linked to Authentication, HYPR Report Reveals

HYPR, the Passwordless Company and Vanson Bourne released the 2023 State of Passwordless Security Report. This third annual edition reveals “that insecure authentication is a primary cause of cyber breaches and that cumbersome login methods take an unacceptable toll on employees and business productivity.” Respondents… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), Cyberattacks: WEF Report Examines Solutions for Tech Risks in Financial Services Ecosystem

A report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) explores how technology-driven risks originating in financial services sectors “could become systemic threats to the global financial system.” Pushing Through Undercurrents, developed in collaboration with Deloitte, “examines how different forces influence the way tech-driven risks spread and… Read More

Mastercard Enhances Customer Security with AI ‘Cyber Shield’

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently acquired cloud-based cybersecurity company Baffin Bay Networks in order to better help businesses deal “with the increasingly challenging nature of cyberattacks.” Baffin Bay Networks, based in Sweden, “adds to Mastercard’s multi-layered approach to cybersecurity and helps to stop attacks, while mitigating… Read More

EGERIE Raises €30M to Help Execs Quantify the Financial Impact of Cyber Risks

Protecting and insuring against cyber risks are priorities for all companies and organizations. French cybersecurity firm EGERIE has raised 30 million euro, from investors with expertise in insurance and cybersecurity (Tikehau Capital, Open CNP, Banque des Territoires and TIIN Capital) in order “to help executives… Read More

Insurtech Cowbell Defines Approach to Catastrophic Modeling for Cyberattacks on SMEs

Cowbell, the provider of cyber insurance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has released a new whitepaper, “Modeling Catastrophic Cyber Events”, which lays out a path to model catastrophic cyber events in the SME market. Cowbell’s goal is “to help SMEs prevent and recover from… Read More

New Era of Online Risks Calls for Innovative Approach to Cyber Insurance, According to Swiss Re

The cyber risk landscape is “rapidly evolving,” with cyberattacks increasing in severity and sophistication. Hackers now “use triple extortion techniques and ransomware-as-a-service has lowered entry barriers for cybercriminals.” In addition, increased digitalization of critical infrastructure has made it “more vulnerable to cyber threats – with… Read More

Aunalytics Comments on Security Priorities During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Aunalytics, a data management and analytics company delivering managed IT and data platform services for mid-sized and enterprise businesses, “highlighted top security priorities to follow when reinforcing defensive security strategies against malicious cyber threats.” The guidance is “provided as Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a… Read More

Over $2.3B Lost to Web3 Scams, Exploits in 2022, Over 377 Cyberattacks Reported

So far in 2022, $2,338,910,183 billion has been “lost to various scams and exploits in the Web3 world and a total of ~377 attacks recorded this year,” according to an update shared by CertiK. Just like in July, August has “seen the same number of… Read More

Kyle Ferdolage: Lead Trust and Safety Analyst at N26 Says They’re Raising Awareness About Potential Scams

The past 12 months have seen phishing attacks rise 29% globally to reach a new record of 873.9M attacks, with the highest uptake of over 400% in the retail and wholesale industries, according to the 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report by ZscalerTM. The United States, Singapore,… Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Glasswall CEO Comments on $540M Crypto Hack

Cybercriminals have reportedly “duped” a senior engineer at a crypto-based online gaming company, Axie Infinity, into applying for a job at a “fictitious” company. The result: “the loss of $540 million in cryptocurrency,” according to an update shared with CI (and also widely reported). While… Read More

Zero Threat Endpoint Protection to Combat Ransomware Introduced by Xcitium

Comodo Security Solutions has announced a rebranding to Xcitium, as the company launches its patented “zero threat” endpoint technology “to combat an increase in ransomware and other malware across all industries.” Xcitium Zero Threat is reportedly “the only solution on the market that entirely eliminates… Read More

Cybersecurity Now an Integral Part of All Systems, Policies, Procedures, Industry Standards, Regulations: Report

Cybersecurity has been around for many years, albeit initially “confined to antivirus software with a limited understanding of network security,” according to an update from Juniper Research. The “exponential” growth of interconnectivity and personal and business information online in the late 1990s and 2000s, and… Read More

HMBradley Shares Notice About Recent Cybersecurity Incident

The team at HMBradley reveals that they recently detected a cyberattack on their systems. In this type of attack, often referred to as a “credential stuffing attack”, the perpetrator attempts “to gain access to a customer’s account using login credentials illegally obtained from another source.”… Read More

Destructive Malware Deployed Against Ukraine Organizations: FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Report

The FBI Cyber Division notes that cyber threat actors have recently “deployed destructive malware” against organizations operating in Ukraine. The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency noted in an extensive update that “leading up to Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, threat actors deployed destructive… Read More