Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

Scammers even run their own dark-web “travel agencies”, misusing stolen loyalty points and credit card numbers. The hospitality, travel, and retail industries, which have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been increasingly targeted by cybercriminals seeking to profit from the dire situation, a report has found. “During the lockdowns in Q1 … More Fraudsters crave loyalty points amid COVID‑19

European Cybersecurity Month 2020: Cyber skills for a digitalized world

While digitalization has long been on the global agenda, it has never accelerated so quickly since WHO’s declaration of a coronavirus pandemic. By mandate, work, education, leisure and entertainment have all been driven online, along with nearly every other aspect of everyday life. In many ways, this has made some activities far more accessible, allowing … More European Cybersecurity Month 2020: Cyber skills for a digitalized world

Securing medical devices: Can a hacker break your heart?

Why are connected medical devices vulnerable to attack and how likely are they to get hacked? Here are five digital chinks in the armor. There’s virtually no realm in healthcare today that isn’t adopting more technology. From real-time wireless access to your own health parameters through smart watches and wearables to implanted devices inside your … More Securing medical devices: Can a hacker break your heart?

Microsoft issues two emergency Windows patches

The flaws, neither of which is being actively exploited, were fixed merely days after the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout. Microsoft has rushed out fixes for two security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code. The security flaws are classified as Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities and if successfully exploited could allow threat … More Microsoft issues two emergency Windows patches