Cyber-Spike: Orgs Suffer 925 Attacks per Week, an All-Time High

Cyberattacks increased 50 percent YoY in 2021 and peaked in December due to a frenzy of Log4j exploits, researchers found. 2021 dragged itself to a close under a Log4Shell-induced blitzkrieg.…

PYSA Emerges as Top Ransomware Actor in November

Overtaking the Conti ransomware gang, PYSA finds success with government-sector attacks. PYSA, which is also known by Mespinoza, has overtaken Conti as the top ransomware threat group for the month…

Encrypted & Fileless Malware Sees Big Growth

An analysis of second-quarter malware trends shows that threats are becoming stealthier. A full 91.5 percent of malware was delivered using HTTPS-encrypted connections in the second quarter, researchers said, making…

Innovative Proxy Phantom ATO Fraud Ring Haunts eCommerce Accounts

The group uses millions of password combos at the rate of nearly 2,700 login attempts per minute with new techniques that push the ATO envelope. A sophisticated fraud ring, dubbed…

Women, Minorities Are Hacked More Than Others

Income level, education and being part of a disadvantaged population all contribute to cybercrime outcomes, a survey suggests.