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Threat Landscape  |  1 April 2021

Trending Topics cybersecurity – March 2021

Critical infrastructure requires a particularly high level of protection against cyber threats. Failures or disruptions caused by attacks endanger public welfare and even lives, as was recently demonstrated by an attack on a water treatment plant in Florida.

Threat Landscape  |  3 February 2021

DRDoS & RDoS: Blackmail Using Reflection Attacks

Cybercriminals are increasingly employing reflection attacks using massive volumes of bandwidth to bring the Internet services of companies to their knees. These powerful DDoS attacks are designed to exact high ransoms – and those who fail to pay up come under fire.

Threat Landscape  |  26 November 2020

Doxing: minimizing data exposure is the best protection

Criminals seek to harm their victims by publishing their private data. Those who do not take adequate steps to protect their digital identity will quickly become victims themselves.

Threat Landscape  |  2 November 2020

Cyber warfare: US military succeeds in strike against the TrickBot botnet

The U.S. Cyber Command has temporarily disrupted the botnet allegedly controlled by Russian cyber criminals to prevent it from impacting the U.S. presidential election.

Threat Landscape  |  26 October 2020

BSI report: “Threat situation in the KRITIS sector remains at a high level”

CRITIS operators across sectors face DDoS and ransomware attacks in particular. Complex DDoS attacks on banks caused disruptions in payment transactions.

Threat Landscape  |  9 October 2020

Lives depend on cybersecurity in critical infrastructures

A ransomware attack brought down key systems at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf. Due to limited operations, there were major restrictions in patient care – with tragic consequences.