Account breach incidents increased by 20% in 2020

In 2020, every second fraudulent transaction in the financial industry was an account breach, as a “Kaspersky Fraud Prevention” research reveals. According to statistics from anonymous sources on events identified by “Kaspersky Fraud Prevention” from January to December 2020, the proportion of these incidents increased from 34% in 2019 to 54% in 2020. Two tricks for accessing Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Team of researchers scrapped Emotet, the world’s most dangerous software

A team of researchers from around the world has scrapped the infrastructure of the Emotet, considered the most dangerous malware in the world, capable of stealing codes and installing malware from afar, the German forensic service announced today. The operation took place the day before yesterday, Tuesday 26/1, as part of an international campaign involving researchers from Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The four cybersecurity issues that will concern us in 2021

It has been almost a year since the new coronavirus pandemic began —which has reversed the way we live, work and communicate— and therefore in 2021 we are likely to see an increase in some cybersecurity threats.  According to ESET’s latest report on Cybersecurity Trends in 2021, these are the four main challenges expected Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Experts link the attack on SolarWinds to Kazuar backdoor

On December 13, 2020, “FireEye”, “Microsoft” and “SolarWinds” announced the discovery of a large, sophisticated supply chain attack, developed by the new —previously unknown— “Sunburst” malware, used against “SolarWinds Orion IT” customers.   Kaspersky experts have identified several specific code similarities between “Sunburst” and known versions of “Kazuar” backdoors; the type of malware that provides remote access to the victim’s Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Stay safe when using your mobile phone to make payments

The popularity of electronic payments has been steadily increasing in recent years. According to a recent US federal reserve survey, cash payments accounted for only 26% of all payments in 2019, while for the remaining 64% used credit and debit cards and electronic payment methods. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it drastic changes in Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

It is possible to recover data from SSD; Everything you need to know

SSDs offer many advantages over traditional hard drives (HDDs). In addition to higher performance and loading speeds, they also use less power and are lighter, making them ideal for laptops. More over, they are less likely to be damaged, especially during transport. These advantages have made many users consider SSDs Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Apple will let you see the data your apps collect before you download them

Along with the release of iOS 14.3, the new version of the mobile operating system, Apple has launched a tool that will increase transparency as it reveals the data collected by app developers. This tool, which Apple calls “nutrition labels”, was launched on Monday and will inform users about the data that an app requires to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Magnetic tape storage record by IBM and Fujifilm

A high-density magnetic tape cartridge with a record capacity of up to 580 TB was developed by IBM and Fujifilm for storage purposes in large “data centers”. As mentioned in an IBM post, this prototype provides 27 times more area density than today’s tape drives. It is noted that today there are more than 500 hyperscale “data Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …