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 | 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.
Threat Landscape | 11 September 2020
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 | 2 September 2020
DDoS blackmailers attack in the name of “Fancy Bear”
Cybercriminals are blackmailing German companies into paying large ransoms using the name of the Fancy Bear hacker gang. Those failing to heed the attackers’ demands face the prospect of critical DDoS attacks.
Threat Landscape | 16 July 2020
Social engineering: What the Twitter hack shows us
Attackers have successfully hijacked countless celebrity and corporate accounts on Twitter and used them for fraudulent spam messages. The blame for this was not a security hole in the Twitter systems, but a successful attack via social engineering on an employee of the service. You can find out what the attack was about here: