Study
Cyber criminals also target backups with their encryption attacks. Why? Because this creates even more blackmail pressure and doubles the ransom sums.
IT security researchers also threatened and harassed
In the extortion campaign against Snowflake customers, cybercriminals are demanding ransom payments of between 300,000 and 5 million US dollars from up to 10 companies. This is reported by security experts investigating the attacks.
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Continuous further development
Aqua Security’s Team Nautilus presents a study detailing the infrastructure, tactics, techniques and modus operandi of the dangerous Kinsing malware. Kinsing first appeared in 2019 and targets cloud-native infrastructures, such as misconfigured APIs.
Akamai study
Akamai Technologies, provider of web, cloud and security solutions, has presented its new “State of the Internet” report. This shows that the number of DDoS attacks is increasing most rapidly in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa).
10 international arrest warrants, 4 arrests
Investigators are talking about the biggest strike against cyber criminals: more than 100 servers have been confiscated and 1300 domains put out of operation in an operation in several countries worldwide.
New malware discovered
A new threat has emerged on the cybercrime scene that is specifically targeting ATMs in Europe and could therefore endanger the entire banking industry. The malware, known as “EU ATM Malware”, was recently offered for sale on a hacker forum.
Report
Password-related cyberattacks through malware infections are at the top of the list of the most popular attacks. Nearly 31 percent of all security breaches analyzed by the Verizon DBIR team since 2013 have been related to stolen credentials.
Analysis
Akira (or Akira Ransomware) is fast becoming one of the fastest growing ransomware families, utilizing a double extortion tactic, a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) distribution model and unique payment options.

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The daily dangers posed by hackers or cyber criminals are an existential issue for every company.Both small and large companies and public authorities are affected.Analyzing the threats and understanding the attacks are necessary to minimize the risk and protect yourself.

Recognize and prevent critical actions in time, protective measures and information about new attacks or hacker groups, but also current reports about risks and attacks, can be found in this category. Here we report on current cyber attacks, malware, ransomware, phishing, social engineering, DDoS and insider threats, among other things.

The daily dangers posed by hackers or cyber criminals are an existential issue for every company.Both small and large companies and public authorities are affected.Analyzing the threats and understanding the attacks are necessary to minimize the risk and protect yourself.

Recognize and prevent critical actions in time, protective measures and information about new attacks or hacker groups, but also current reports about risks and attacks, can be found in this category. Here we report on current cyber attacks, malware, ransomware, phishing, social engineering, DDoS and insider threats, among other things.

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