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Google Chrome says it began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies with its release of the Chrome 80 update in February. But now the work has been postponed due COVID-19.
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Data is more valuable to cyber attackers than cash - report
Data theft was the goal of more than half of all attacks in 2019, according to PT. This is a 20 percentage point increase compared to 2018 when data theft was the goal of only 30% of incidents.
Guardicore Labs exposes brute force MS-SQL attack campaign
The cyber attack campaign uses password brute force to breach victim machines, deploys multiple backdoors and executes numerous malicious modules, such as multifunctional remote access tools (RATs) and cryptominers.
Interview: ManageEngine's VP says legacy remote solutions aren't cutting it
Techday spoke with ManageEngine vice president Rajesh Ganesan on the company’s solutions to the rapid changes and issues facing workforces around the globe as millions upon millions pack up their offices and work from home.
Marriott International reports breach affecting 5.2 million customers
Marriott said in statement that an ‘unexpected’ amount of guest information may have been accessed in mid-January this year, using the login credentials of two employees at one of the company’s franchise properties.
Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
The popular face-to-face video hosting service has been accused of hacking users' other accounts, a claim Houseparty disputes.
Acronis appoints new APAC General Manager and launches Partners Programme
One of Morarji’s first objectives has been to launch the new Acronis Partner Programmes in APAC, in which the Acronis team will help channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) expand their portfolios and deliver fast ROI.
80% of cyber threat landscape uses COVID-19 as leverage - report
A report released recently by Proofpoint reveals the extent to which cyber attackers are capitalising on fear and paranoia surrounding the pandemic, with instances of coronavirus-themed attacks increasing every day.
Kaspersky announces update to Microsoft Office 365 security solution as COVID-19 threats emerge
The upgrade introduces enhanced anti-phishing capabilities with a dedicated anti-spoofing feature, as well as bolstered protection within Microsoft Teams.
HP announces three new security solutions for remote workers
HP says over 80% of home office routers have been found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks, and 90% of PC infections originate from email attachments.
COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
The VPN service has recently announced its intention to offer free six-month subscriptions for small businesses, as more countries tighten quarantine measures and finances become strained.
VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
Zero trust security gaining momentum as a cybersecurity model
The model is centred on the belief that organisations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything trying to connect to its systems before granting access, according to CSO.
Interview: Barracuda decision-makers discuss public cloud security
Last month, Barracuda released a report outlining the security barriers organisations must overcome to adopt the public cloud, as studies reveal that security was the top concern for such organisations.
New stalkerware tech wreaking havoc on personal privacy
Stalkerware, which tracks and stalks victims using their own devices, is not a new concept but researchers at Kaspersky have found a new sample of it, which it says supersedes all previously found software.
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
CompTIA absorbs cybersecurity info-sharing group
“There is great interest from managed service providers and other organisations to be part of an information-sharing body dedicated to cybersecurity, the global MSP community and its customers.”
Case study: 40% of password managers vulnerable to breach
Two of five password managers tested by researchers from the University of York were fooled by a fake app into giving away a password.
IoT devices more at risk of cyber attack than ever - report
Among the most disturbing discoveries: 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on relevant networks.
Apple rolls out new App Store restrictions in response to COVID-19
The tech giant has also banned outright entertainment or game apps which use the coronavirus as a theme or central idea.
Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
Cyber threats, rising costs, cloud integration - Dell reveals data trends
Results from Dell's Global Data Protection Index indicate the advances in data technologies, while potentially lucrative, also present significant issues for organisations.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.