When organizations are assessing cyber risks, it’s critical to understand the scope and scale of different threat actors. The most dangerous are groups classified as advanced threat actors. To understand that distinction, let’s take a look at APT10.
First emerging in 2017, deepfakes (which can refer to fabricated images, videos, and/or audio recordings) have garnered substantial attention for how legitimate they appear as a result of advancement in the technology used to create them. Initial forays into creating deepfakes focused on swapping celebrity faces onto adult entertainment performers’ bodies.
Unsurprisingly, as the COVID-19 pandemic occupies the world’s attention, hostile actors are preying on the fears and uncertainties of the global population. LookingGlass researchers have observed a noticeable increase in cyber criminals seeking to capitalize on the pandemic, exploiting COVID-19 themes to perpetuate various cyber-enabled crimes. This is not a novel approach. Criminals are attuned […]
Ransomware is a persistent threat that targets individuals, enterprise organizations, and everyone in between. It seriously impacts business operations, making data difficult to recover and forcing company downtime.
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Cyber criminals have taken advantage of both individuals and computer networks amid COVID-19. Learn more about the rise of threat actors amid the pandemic.
There’s no question about it: The world needs managed security service providers (MSSPs). Qualified cybersecurity professionals are getting harder to find and retain every year. Researchers predict that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity roles by 2021, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, cyber threats are becoming increasingly prevalent and more damaging. According […]
On January 16, 2020, LookingGlass hosted a webinar on trends observed in the 2019 cyber threat landscape. Much of the activity seen in 2019 was a continuation of observed 2018 threat activity. Certain attack vectors noticeably increased in that adversaries are using known attack vectors more aggressively and frequently. Some notable events in 2019 included […]
New year, not so new story: Government agencies are under fire from criminal hackers. But this year, the stakes are high. Two really big events are happening in 2020: The 2020 U.S. Census. A presidential election (bearing in mind that the cyber shenanigans of the last election are still very fresh in everyone’s memory). The […]