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73% cyberattacks occur on Microsoft Office products: Report

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:39 AM

73% cyberattacks occur on Microsoft Office products: Report

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%.

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Phishing is the most common way to steal information

Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:49 PM

Phishing is the most common way to steal information

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.

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Online Fraud: Woman Lost Rs 40,000 After Cancelling Movie Ticket

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:00 PM

Online Fraud: Woman Lost Rs 40,000 After Cancelling Movie Ticket

Online transactions look easy and hassle-free, but at the same time, have disadvantages. As online t ...

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