Today, we release a list that no organization wants to be on. If you find yourself on this particular list, you probably have had a rough time and are likely still picking up the pieces. Today, we list the top five cyberattacks for the year 2022.
In December of 2021, Twitter suffered from a vulnerability related to one of its APIs. In July of the following year, 5.4 million users had their data leaked, as a result of this vulnerability, and put on sale through the black market. Another hacker has recently put this data up for sale, proving that these API attacks are quite problematic not just for big social networks like Twitter, but all businesses.
Since the global COVID pandemic forcibly introduced many, many businesses to the benefits of remote operations, there has been an increase in interest in hybrid workplace operations—a combination of the standard, in-office operations with remote work all working in tandem. However, for all its benefits, there are some threats that hybrid work brings with it that need to be acknowledged as well.
We’ve been known to discuss business security from time to time, as it’s a pretty important concept for businesses and personal users to appreciate. Today, we wanted to discuss one specific element of cybersecurity that all businesses should have in place: antivirus.
We are beginning to see the terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” popping up in a lot of places recently. They typically are used to describe software that has learning capabilities. With this advancement, many organizations are able to automate more of their business and reduce costs over time. Unfortunately, any good thing also comes with some drawbacks. In today’s blog we will introduce you to a phenomenon called data poisoning and what drawbacks it can have for your business.
If you think there is no way that a hacker could set sights on your business or impact your operations with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, then you’ve got another thing coming. Even the Vatican’s official website has fallen prey to such an attack, proving that even large organizations can suffer from these types of attacks.
When you think of the rubber ducky, what memories flood your mind? The rubber ducky might be reminiscent of simpler times, but a new threat that is capable of launching malware payloads via USB stands to ruin these fond memories forever.
Mobile malware isn’t as common as it is on desktops or laptops, but it does still exist. In fact, recently Google had to remove quite a few applications from the Google Play Store because they were infecting smartphones with malware and adware. If you have any of these apps, you need to take immediate action to uninstall them.
If PayPal randomly texts or emails you telling you that it has suspended your account, while also asking you to authenticate your identity with a random link, then think twice before clicking on the link. This is a common tactic used by hackers to break into accounts just like yours, and we urge you to instead access your account the way you normally would.
The following story and events are true, however, to protect the families of the innocent, all names have been changed. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or businesses, is purely coincidental. Enjoy and happy Halloween!