Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity research and market forecasts for managed security services providers (MSSPs) from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research and more.

Black Basta Crew Using Qakbot in Widespread Ransomware Strikes

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Cybereason reports that its managed services team observed multiple infections of Black Basta using QakBot beginning more than a year ago.

Cyber Hackers-for-Hire Hitting Mobile Devices with Fake VPN Apps

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MSSPs on notice as cyber mercenary group Bahamut targets Android users with fake VPN apps to steal confidential data, ESET reports.

Cybersecurity Research Report: Failure of Security Controls is Primary Reason for Data Breaches

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An organization’s lack of visibility and understanding of their security posture is the leading cause of their frustrations, Panaseer reports.

Ransomware Warning! Expect Hackers to Hit Harder During Holiday Season

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Ransomware attacks during weekends and holidays hit organizations when they are most vulnerable, causing greater damage, Cybereason reports.

Private Equity Portfolios Susceptible to Cyberattacks, Cyber Hygiene Must Improve

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Private equity firms struggle with IT management, particularly cybersecurity hygiene, making their portfolios susceptible to attacks from hackers, BlueVoyant research findings assert.

“Freebie Bots” Plague Online Holiday Shoppers, Reports Bot Defender Kasada

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Freebie bots are used to automatically scan retail websites for mispriced goods and services and purchase them before the error is fixed.

Cyber Attacker Earth Preta in Spear Phishing Campaign Via Google Drive Links

Trend Micro recommends companies implement ongoing phishing awareness training for partners and employees.

Hackers Hit One Third of Organizations Worldwide Multiple Times

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Customer records are at increased risk as organizations struggle to profile and defend an expanding attack surface, Trend Micro reports.

Sophos 2023 Threat Report: Cybercrime-as-a-Service on the Rise

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Hackers are increasingly using several forms of cybercrime-as-a-service to attack global organizations, Sophos reports.

Cybersecurity Training Boosts Risk Posture, Research Finds

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Majority of respondents say their team’s cybersecurity performance was more efficient because of professional training, Cybrary reports.