Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:39 AM
Microsoft Office products were the most commonly exploited by cybercriminals around the world and nearly 73% of cyber exploits were performed in MS Office products in the third quarter of this year, a new report has said. According to information gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, other exploited applications by cybercriminals included browsers and operating systems, among others. MS Office products were followed by Browsers with 13.47% of the total number of exploits by cybercriminals, Android with 9.09%, Java with 2.36%, Adobe Flash with 1.57% and PDF with 0.66%.
Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:49 PM
Cybercriminals have taken to phishing as the most common way to steal information, through increased sophistication and well-crafted emails, according to a report prepared jointly by consultancy EY and industry body FICCI. Malware attacks on mobile devices come next on the list as they allow quick getaways, the report says. Customer information, financial data and strategic plans of companies are the three most valuable pieces of information coveted by cybercriminals, according to the report titled ‘Innovation-led cyber crime management’. India ranks among the top five globally for the most high-profile cyber-attacks, with more than 90% of hackers under the age of 35, out of which 58% are self-taught, which means technical education is not relevant, the report points out.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:00 PM
Online transactions look easy and hassle-free, but at the same time, have disadvantages. As online t ...