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DDoS Attack via Compromised Smart Toothbrushes Disrupts Swiss Company’s Network A Swiss company recently faced a significant setback due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack orchestrated through compromised smart toothbrushes. With over 3 million devices affected, the attack resulted in millions of Euros in losses for the company. The smart toothbrushes, operating on […]

Russian cyber attack on US mobile customers

From the afternoon hours of Tuesday, thousands of mobile users in United States received spam text from their phone numbers. And telecom company Verizon Wireless was forced to issue a public statement that some threat actors might have taken control of its servers to send spam to its users and diverting them to Russian state […]

Verizon Launches 2020 Cyber Espionage Report

The 2020 Cyber Espionage Report (CER) [download here] is Verizon’s first-ever data driven publication on advanced cyberattacks. This report draws from seven years of Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) content, as well as from more than 14 years of Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) Cyber Espionage data breach response expertise. The CER serves […]

Most of the Cyber Attacks can be curtailed says Verizon

A recent report released by Verizon says that most of the cyber attacks targeting companies can be curtailed if companies and individuals implement computer security patching at the right intervals. The Verizon Business Annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) says that most of the data breaches are motivated for financial gain and in the past […]

Verizon survey confirms C-Suite employees are vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

A recent survey conducted by Verizon says that senior-level executives i.e C-Suite employees are 12 times more vulnerable to cyber attacks and 9 times more to data breaches. Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report says that C-level employees are more prone to social engineering attacks as they hold the most sensitive information. For the first […]

Mobile Security compromise is making companies vulnerable to data loss, downtime, and reputational damage

Companies who are willing to compromise on mobile security are found to be falling vulnerable to cyber risks such as data loss, downtime and reputational damage and customer relationship. This was revealed in a Mobile Security Index survey conducted by Verizon where over 48% of respondents agreed to have sacrificed mobile security in the past […]

Verizon acquires Cloud-based Network Security company ProtectWise

Verizon Communications has made it official that it has purchased cloud-based network security solutions provider ProtectWise for an undisclosed amount. Thus, the Colorado-based security company is said to help Verizon to expand its product offering in detection and response of threats in a network. “Integrating ProtectWise capabilities with Verizon’s assets and services will help enhance […]

DHS issues security alert against US Mobile Carriers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning that the phones sold by popular US telecom carriers are deeply flawed and could unknowingly expose sensitive data to hackers. This includes those running Android and a few iOS devices- which strictly indicate that those from the Apple iPhone series are also flawed. A research […]

Verizon Wireless acknowledges Ransomware as a most popular form of malware

Verizon Wireless in its latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has confirmed that ransomware has become the most popular form of malware in 2017 and has doubled up in existence in the past couple of years. What’s more apprehending is that firms are still not investing in security strategies to tackle ransomware. Meaning they are […]

Most companies are sacrificing mobile security for business performance

According to a security report released by Verizon Wireless report, over 32% of companies are willing to sacrifice Mobile Security in order to improve their business performance. The 600 respondents who participated in the survey said that this lack of security vigilance is leading to major consequences like data loss or downtime at their respective […]

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