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RANSOMWARE IN 2022

Ransomware is a type of malware that locks down files, data or systems, and threatens to erase or destroy the data - or make private or sensitive data to the public - unless a ransom is paid to the cybercriminals who launched the attack. Recent ransomware attacks have targeted state and local governments, which are easier... Continue Reading →

Dropbox Phishing Attack

NEWS Millions of people around the world use Dropbox to store their files in a secure location on the cloud. On November 1st however, the security of the file hosting software became compromised after hackers successfully pulled off a series of phishing attacks on Dropbox employees granting them access into Dropbox’s system. The company revealed... Continue Reading →

CISCO GUIDELINES TO COUNTERACT PHISHING

Cisco published a guide, made of 5 tips useful to prevent and combat one of the most powerful and dangerous cyber threats: Phishing.  The Cisco objective is to raise awareness and alert both people and companies in order to avoid possible attacks, helping to contrast the spread of vulnerabilities exploitable from attackers. Phishing attacks consist... Continue Reading →

How Hackers Can Steal Your Car 

On Monday, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation halted a hacking attack which targeted vehicles with keyless entry. The hackers had managed to replace the software of the cars pretending to install an automotive diagnostic solution, and they were thus able to unlock the cars, start the engine and drive away. Europol eventually... Continue Reading →

The psychological consequences of cyberattacks: an IBM study

IBM says that ransomware attacks harm incident responders psychologically.  According to a survey conducted by IBM and Morning Consult, hundreds of cybersecurity incident responders indicated ransomware attacks have a significant impact on their mental health. Incident response indicates the activity of immediately identifying an attack lessens its effects, confines the damage, and addresses the root... Continue Reading →

CRYPTO.COM HACK

On January 17th, 2022 Crypto.com learned that a small number of users had unauthorized crypto withdrawals on their accounts. Later during the day hundreds of users were hit and it became clear that it wasn’t just an unauthorized withdrawal phenomenon that they were witnessing but that a cybersecurity breach had occurred in their systems. INCIDENT... Continue Reading →

TRENITALIA CYBER-ATTACK, MARCH 2022

On the morning of March 23rd, all the Trenitalia and RFI ticket offices and self-service machines were found to be unusable, causing inconvenience to thousands of people who rely on them every day to buy their train tickets. The cause of these inefficiencies is the same that interrupted the information services of the Lazio Region... Continue Reading →

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