Threat Landscape | 20 October 2021
A scalpel, not a shotgun: DDoS extortion with increasing precision
Extortionists are increasingly targeting cash-rich companies in critical sectors such as finance and healthcare. Having preventive protection for operational business is therefore crucial.
Threat Landscape | 1 October 2021
Trending Topics cybersecurity – September 2021
Cyber attacks are continuing to escalate in highly regulated sectors such as aviation and transportation. In most cases, encrypting ransomware Trojans are being used to cripple systems. Against this backdrop, U.S. federal authorities are already warning of failures in critical supply chains in the food industry.
Threat Landscape | 13 July 2021
“Fancy Lazarus”: What to do in the event of an attack
The activities of DDoS extortionists in the DACH region continue to increase significantly. Learn what to watch out for in the event of an acute attack and how Myra protects your company from RDoS attacks.
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.
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: