Myra’s monthly security highlights present IT decision makers and security specialists with the most relevant topics from the world of cybersecurity. IT security trends, defense strategies and reports on cyber attacks, hacker campaigns, and more are available here in a clearly laid out format.
COVID19 also shapes the IT security landscape. In May, cybercriminals again used the pandemic as an intensifying factor for their attacks, increasingly targeting the financial industry. But hackers won’t even stop at supercomputers for research and development.
The top IT security topics in May
IT security trends
Cybercriminals exploit corona crisis for attacks:
While COVID19 is causing a global state of emergency, cybercriminals, and hacker groups are taking advantage of the situation to target critical services. In addition to the public sector, the healthcare, and financial industries are also affected by the attacks:
Supercomputers under fire:
A number of European high-performance data centers had to disable access to their supercomputers due to hacker attacks. The SuperMUC facility at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center in Garching, the Hawk high-performance computer at the Stuttgart HLRS, and the Jureca system in Jülich were also affected. The background to the cyber attacks is currently still unclear: