Cybersafety Sentinel February 2022 Week 1

Claudiu’s Top Story

Not cool at all. After criminals stole data on half a million vulnerable people, the Red Cross released this message: “Your actions could potentially cause yet more harm and pain to those who have already endured untold suffering.” Read More

Cyber Threats to the Fintech Industry a Growing Concern

By 2025, the total global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach US$15tr, the approximate GDP of China and the United Kingdom combined. For some, high-impact digital breaches have eroded consumer trust in the business, leading to an exodus of customers toward industry competitors. Read More

Ransomware: Over half of attacks are targeting these three industries

Over half of ransomware attacks are targeting one of three industries; banking, utilities and retail, according to analysis by cybersecurity researchers – but they’ve also warned that all industries are at risk from attacks. Read More

Cyberattacks on US schools increasing amid reliance on technology

Amid a growing reliance on technology due to the coronavirus pandemic, cyberattacks have become a growing threat to schools across the United States – leading to school shutdowns and to demands for more funding to address the problem. Starting last year, several high-profile incidents were reported, leading school officials to scramble to recover data or even manually wipe all laptops. Read More

Drone Technology – a Rising Threat to Cybersecurity

The illegal usage of drones has become a squeezing security worry across the world. Cyber criminals and other activists are embracing drone innovation and growing new refined manners to perpetrate wrongdoing and psychological oppression. Read More

Critical Infrastructure Attacks Spur Cybersecurity Investment

In late January, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) put critical infrastructure organizations on notice: Take “urgent, near-term steps” to mitigate the risk of digital attacks. Read More