Cybersecurity Digest #50: 16/05/2022 – 27/05/2022

Cybersecurity news

Cybersecurity Blog Posts

Research and analytics

  • Group-IB unveils its guide to the evolution of threat number one “Ransomware Uncovered 2021/2022”. The findings of the second edition of the report indicate that the ransomware empire kept its winning streak going with the average ransom demand growing by 45% to reach $247,000 in 2021.
  • Worldwide, 60% of organizations say they are struggling to recruit cybersecurity talent, while 52% struggle to retain qualified people, according to a new report by Fortinet. The report is based on a survey of 1,223 IT and cybersecurity decision-makers across the globe.
  • Zerto sponsored a recent study by IDC and found that 79% of those surveyed activated a disaster response, 83% experienced data corruption from an attack, and nearly 60% experienced unrecoverable data.
  • New research from the Ponemon Institute reveals that nearly 60% of organizations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months. Email was revealed as the riskiest channel for data loss in organizations, as stated by 65% of IT security practitioners. This was closely followed by cloud file-sharing services (62%) and instant messaging platforms (57%).
  • A case of software supply chain attack has been observed in the Rust programming languages create registry that leveraged typosquatting techniques to publish a rogue library containing malware. Cybersecurity firm Sentinel One dubbed the attack “Crate Depression”.
  • 46% of IT, security, and cybersecurity leaders say they still store passwords in shared office documents. That’s despite an overwhelming 93% of respondents that require password management training, with 63% holding training more than once per year, according to a survey conducted by Pulse on behalf of Hitachi ID.
  • Vishing (voice phishing) cases have increased almost 550 percent over the last twelve months (Q1 2022 to Q1 2021), according to the latest Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report from Agari and PhishLabs.

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