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While corporate IT security is becoming more and more powerful, cybercriminals are using open backdoors for supply chain attacks that are quite a sight to behold. Last May, cyberattacks such as SolarWinds and Passwordstate were public. A new study now shows that supply chain security has not changed much for the better. The supply chain remains a "blind spot" regarding potential risks threatening a company.

A large proportion of Internet users still believe that their data is of no interest to criminals. Many of them think that only well-known people are worthwhile targets for identity theft. In reality, however, fraudsters are particularly interested in the data of inconspicuous people. These are much easier to use for their fraudulent schemes, precisely because they are unknown persons.

Emotet belongs to the category of macro viruses. The malware has been known since 2014 and spreads via attachments in emails. At the beginning of 2021, we reported on our blog about how police authorities had dismantled the infrastructure behind Emotet. At the time, we already pointed out that the threat posed by the Emotet malware had not been banished for good. Now the malware is indeed back, as the latest analyses show.

Online and mobile banking are now widespread. Across the generations, banking transactions are gladly done on the PC or even via the smartphone. Cybercriminals take advantage of this and attack computers and cell phones with online banking Trojans. Experts see an alarming trend of increasing attacks of this kind, in which the hackers work with phishing and even more sophisticated methods. Those affected not infrequently have to bear the damages themselves because the jurisdiction in online banking is complicated.

The daily battle between cyber security and cyber crime is a highly technical and at the same time extremely human contest of strength. With the Emotional Insights approach, social engineering attacks should be better prevented in the future. In this article, you will learn exactly what emotional insights are and how they can minimise the "human security risk" in the context of cyber attacks.

Parcel notifications are a practical thing. Companies like DHL or UPS inform customers by email or text message about shipments that are about to arrive. Consumer trust in these messages is high. Therefore, many consumers open fake messages and fall for this trick of cyber criminals. The damage caused by such a small carelessness is sometimes devastating.

According to a study by Thales, an overwhelming proportion, namely 80%, of German companies do not use basic encryption for sensitive data stored in the cloud. At the same time, cybercriminal activities are increasing significantly, as drastically expressed in the current BSI situation report, among others. The question that arises: Why do so many companies do without cloud security? We set out to find the answers.

DNS servers, VPNs, and Internet nodes form the backbone of the Internet. Without these elements, all communication between two or more points breaks down. The Threat Intelligence Report of the US network specialist NETSCOUT now reveals a threatening new trend: Cybercriminals' activities are increasingly focused on the entire connectivity chain.

With the BSI Situation Report 2021, the Federal Office for Information Security makes it clear that the cyber threat situation remains tense. The situation report, which was presented by Arne Schönbohm, President of the BSI, on 21 October 2021, clearly shows that digitisation in Germany is increasingly at risk due to the growing professionalisation of cyber criminals. You can find out exactly what the current threats to Germany as a business location are in this article.