Hacker steals database of Verizon employees, tries to ransom it for $250K
According to Motherboard, the hacker said they reached out to Verizon and shared the email that he sent to the company. "Please feel free to respond with an offer not to leak you're (sic) entire employee database," the hacker wrote in the email. A Verizon spokesperson reportedly confirmed to the website that the hacker has been in contact with the company.
Every 3rd banking malware attack in 2021 directed at corporate users
Every third (37.8 per cent) of PC banking malware attacks targeted corporate users in 2021, representing a growth of almost 14 per cent since 2018, a new report showed on Monday. While 2021 saw an expansion in threats to financial organisations on a global scale, there was a continuation of the downward trend of PC and mobile malware previously seen in 2020.
Nvidia data breach exposes data of 71,000 employees: Report
The data breach at graphics chip maker Nvidia has reportedly exposed emails and hashes belonging to at least 71,000 employees. The 'Have I Been Pwned' website suggests that the hack includes a massive 71,000 employee emails and hashes that may have allowed the hackers to crack their passwords.
$4.4 mn stolen in attack on blockchain infrastructure Meter
The company said it manages an infrastructure that allows smart contracts to scale and travel through heterogeneous blockchain networks. The Meter network, as well as the Moonriver network, were affected by the hack, reports ZDNet. Blockchain research company PeckShield confirmed that 1391 ETH and 2.74 BTC were stolen during the incident, the report said.
China leads in hosting DDoS cyber attack weapons: Report
The number of total botnet agents was almost halved in the first half of 2021, with China hosting 44 per cent of the total number of drones available worldwide, according to the report by US-based tech firm A10 Networks.
88% of board of directors find cybersecurity as business risk
Even as business leaders are aware of the need to secure the enterprise against new and evolving threats, responsibility for security mostly lies with IT leadership, says global market research firm Gartner. Gartner found that in 85 per cent of organisations, the CIO, CISO or their equivalent was the top person held accountable for cybersecurity and just 10 per cent of organisations held non-IT senior managers accountable.
4 in 5 firms say staying ahead of hackers 'a constant battle'
More than half (55 per cent) of large companies globally are not effectively stopping cyber-attacks, finding and fixing breaches quickly, or reducing the impact of breaches, according to research from global professional services company Accenture. "Our analysis reveals that organisations too often focus solely on business outcomes at the expense of cybersecurity, creating greater risk. While getting the balance right isn't easy, those who have a clear view of the threat landscape and a strong alignment on business priorities and outcomes achieve greater levels of cyber resilience," Kelly Bissell, who leads Accenture Security globally, said.
Crypto hackers targeting iPhone users via Bumble, Tinder apps
Jagadeesh Chandraiah, a senior threat researcher at Sophos said that the attackers tend to post convincing fake profiles on popular dating apps as the first step. That is how they come in contact with the targets. Sophos uncovered a Bitcoin wallet controlled by the attackers that contain nearly $1.4 million in cryptocurrency.
Web threats increased at dual speed in India in Q2: Report
Comparing this with the number of threats detected in the period between Jan-March 2021, which was around 3.76 crore (3,76,50,472), there has been a two-fold increase in the number of web-borne threats in the second quarter. "The increase in the number of internet-borne threats targeted at Indian internet users is definitely a cause of serious concern," Dipesh Kaura, General Manager, Kaspersky (South Asia), said in a statement.