Entries by Amer Owaida

Microsoft thwarts record‑breaking DDoS attack

The attack, which clocked in at 2.4 Tbps, targeted one of Azure customers based in Europe Microsoft has revealed that it thwarted a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack that clocked in at a whopping 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps). The onslaught, which targeted an Azure customer in Europe, surpasses the previous record holder – a 2.3 […]

Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows An analysis of 186 successful ransomware attacks against businesses in the United States in 2020 has shown that the companies lost almost US$21 billion due to attack-induced downtime, according to technology website Comparitech. Compared to […]

Bug in macOS Finder allows remote code execution

While Apple did issue a patch for the vulnerability, it seems that the fix can be easily circumvented Researchers have uncovered a flaw in Apple’s macOS Finder system that could allow remote threat actors to dupe unsuspecting users into running arbitrary commands on their devices. The security loophole affects all versions of the macOS Big […]

European police dismantle cybercrime ring with ties to Italian Mafia

The group used phishing, BEC and other types of attacks to swindle victims out of millions Law enforcement agencies from Europe have cracked down on an organized group that is associated with the Italian Mob and has been involved in all manner of cybercrime, including phishing campaigns, SIM swapping and Business Email Compromise (BEC). The criminal […]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero‑day and 85 other flaws

The most recent Patch Tuesday includes a fix for the previously disclosed and actively exploited remote code execution flaw in MSHTML. The arrival of the second Tuesday of the month can only mean one thing in cybersecurity terms, Microsoft is rolling out patches for security vulnerabilities in Windows and its other offerings. This time round Microsoft’s […]