USA: Hive cyber-attack network dismantled

US and German authorities announced today that they have dismantled one of the world’s largest ransomware attack networks, the “Hive”, which reportedly targeted 1,500 businesses and organizations in 80 countries! US Secretary of State Merrick Garland, in the press conference he gave, said: “Last night, the Department of Justice dismantled Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

T-Mobile: Hacker gained access to personal data of 37 million customers

The “T-Mobile” company said yesterday that a hacker gained access to the personal data of 37 million of its customers. The company said the hacker stole customer data that included names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, “T-Mobile” account numbers and information describing the type of service they Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cybercriminals attack users with 400,000 new malicious files every day

In 2022, Kaspersky’s detection systems discovered that an average of 400,000 malicious files were distributed every day, a size that corresponds to an increase of 5% compared to 2021. The number of specific types of threats also increased dramatically. Indicatively, Kaspersky experts discovered an increase of 181% in the percentage Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Seven tips for safe online shopping

Black Friday is approaching, and many stores are already advertising tempting discounts and other offers. But dealers aren’t the only ones looking for buyers. Fraudsters try to take advantage of this circumstance and extort money from unsuspecting consumers. Cybercriminals lurk and outdo themselves by creating fake websites that look very Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Should we cover our laptop camera lens for protection or not?

If we’re paranoid about what visual access people can have to us when we’re working, when they shouldn’t, we might wonder if we need a physical camera cover over our computer lens. Several high-profile public figures have been known to use camera covers… Former FBI Director James Comey told “NPR” Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The temperature of our fingers betrays our codes

Inexhaustible is —as it turns out— the imagination of those who seek to find a way to access our personal information, but, unfortunately, they have the rapid development of technology as their ally, which provides them with the tools to achieve their goal. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cyber-attacks: “Hacktivism”; the #1 risk and the new trends

“Check Point Research (CPR)”, the Threat Intelligence division of “Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP)” —the world’s leading provider of cyber security solutions— released its “Cyber ​​Attack Trends: 2022 Mid-Year Report” report, which highlights how cyber attacks have become a state-level weapon —including the new method “ransomware” “Country Extortion” Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cybersecurity: What is SIM swapping; how to protect yourself

It is a fact that cyber-attacks aimed at stealing personal data are increasing. While most people are aware of “phishing attacks”, very few are aware of the dangers of so-called “SIM swapping”: where cybercriminals get their hands on a copy of a victim’s mobile “SIM card”. With a duplicate “SIM Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Kaspersky: How to protect your router

“Routers” are essential for “Wi-Fi” connections, as millions of new devices are installed in homes and workplaces every day. According to an analysis carried out by Kaspersky, over 500 vulnerabilities were discovered in routers in 2021, including 87 critical ones. Threats from vulnerable “routers” affect both households and organizations, as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Vishing: What it is; how it works and how to avoid falling into the trap

On “TikTok” a prank is gaining popularity where people call their friends —using an automated voicemail— to tell them that a large amount of money is about to be debited from their account. Kaspersky experts warn that this trend is a real fraud method, called “vishing”, and is actively used Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Why you shouldn’t post pictures of children online

Children born today will have the largest digital footprint in history. By the time the average person turns 18, it is estimated that they will have more than 70,000 posts about themselves online! This is a huge amount of data being shared, exchanged and stored. This data is then accessible Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for safe streaming, how to avoid viruses

In recent years this era has been largely replaced by “streaming” services such as “Spotify”, “Apple Music” and others, which have conquered the music market. According to the “MIDiA” report, the global music subscriber base continues to grow rapidly, with 523.9 million music subscribers at the end of the second Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …