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The number of coronavirus infections are increasing each day, which has resulted in drastic countermeasures. Shops, restaurants and other public places are staying closed to prevent the spread of the virus. Companies are asking their employees to work from their homes. During this extraordinary and sometimes overwhelming situation, companies and employees should not have to face additional fears about IT security in the home office. Hornetsecurity has some recommendations for this.
A recent case has not only puzzled researchers at Hornetsecurity Security Lab, but also other security analysts: In a current email spam campaign in which malicious Excel documents are delivered in zipped archives, only the Windows calculator application ultimately starts when the analysis is performed on the security experts’ computers. Our Security Lab uncovers what exactly lies behind the scam and what possible target the attackers are trying to exploit.
The Hornetsecurity Security Lab has recently noticed an increase in phishing emails sent on behalf of the WHO and the CDC. The cyber criminals take advantage of the current fear of the corona virus.
The implementation of encryption strategies in companies is becoming increasingly popular. The strongest driver of this process is the ratification of the GDPR in May 2018, but encryption is not a modern-day invention: historically, the beginnings are very ancient. We look back into the past and explore the methods our ancestors used to exchange secret information and how the procedures have changed until today.
What cyberthreats can be expected in the first year of the new decade? Our Head of Product Management, Dr. Yvonne Bernard, gives us an expert assessment what kind of attacks and cybercriminal activities we should have on our radar in 2020.
Microsoft is considered as the major driver of the cloud movement and has brought the world’s most used office suite into the cloud with Office 365. But users of the cloud service are more and more in the centre of cybercriminal activities. Most recently, Microsoft reported a 250 percent increase in targeted attacks on Office 365 accounts. The technology company integrated various security mechanisms to defend against malware and other threats. But are these really sufficient for comprehensive security?
Cybercrime: How serious is the situation really? Download the new Cyberthreat Report now and get access to exclusive information and statistics!
A successful start into the new year: Hornetsecurity completes the acquisition of the British distribution partner and email security provider EveryCloud. Since 2009, EveryCloud has sold the services of the German market leader for cloud security solutions exclusively under its own branding in the UK and later also in the USA.