• The Russian government is responsible for the majority of cyberattacks originating from a nation-state, Microsoft researchers said in a new report.
  • Russia is trailed by Iran, China, and North Korea, according to the report, which measured Microsoft accounts that were “targeted or compromised by nation-state activities.”
  • During the 2016 US presidential election, hackers backed by the Russian government breached the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller eventually indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for a variety of offenses related to the hacking. 
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Russian state-backed hackers are the most prolific of any government-backed hackers in the world, according to Microsoft’s first ever “Digital Defense Report.”

The lengthy report digs into ongoing trends in cybersecurity, and reveals that Russia is responsible for the most government-backed cyberattacks by far: Russia reportedly makes up over half, with Iran in a distant second

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More than half of India’s organisations don’t have up-to-date cyber security plans for fighting vulnerabilities posed by remote working during Covid, a survey has found. Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report titled ‘Brave the New Normal: How companies in India are overcoming security challenges in a remote workplace.”

The research revealed that 53 per cent of organisations surveyed in India do not have an up-to-date security strategy or solutions covering all the vulnerabilities posed by remote working. While 71 per cent admitted that security has taken a back seat in the shift to this mode of working. The market report was commissioned by Barracuda and conducted by an independent research firm Censuswide in July 2020, among 1,055 business decision-makers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

The corporates were surveyed to gain insights into their current mindset about the

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Malicious cyberattacks against online gambling sites soared during the pandemic lockdown as scammers looked to take advantage of the sites’ increased popularity.

Technology analytics firm Neustar Security recently released its Cyber Threats & Trends Report: Jan-Jun 2020, which details a 151% surge in the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

Worse, these attacks are getting more powerful and lasting longer. While attacks at the lower end of the scale involving 5 Gigabits (Gbps) or lower per second were up over 200% year-on-year – and such attacks represented over 70% of observed attacks – those at the other extreme (involving 100 Gbps or more) were up around 275%.

The longest attack duration this year was five days and 18 hours, the longest Neustar has ever observed, while the largest individual attack size was a whopping

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An organisation in India is being attacked on average 1,189 times per week in the last 6 months, compared to 465 cyberattacks per organisation globally.

According to Sundar N Balasubrmanian, Managing Director, India and SAARC at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a leading cyber security solutions provider globally, the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in an increase of cyberattacks.

On a weekly basis, 11 per cent of the organisations (in India) are impacted by mobile malware as compared to the global figure of 4.5 per cent. Some 7 per cent of the organisations are impacted on a weekly basis by banking malware. The corresponding global figure is 2.7 per cent. Ransomware and phishing are common attacks, with mobile phones being the most vulnerable device.

In an interview to BusinessLine, Balasubrmanian talks about the cyber security landscape in India, nature of attacks, identifying vulnerabilities, among others. Excerpts:

What have been the

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Business Continuity Management Solutions Market 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The business continuity management solutions market is poised to grow by USD 387.00 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 15% during the forecast period.

The reports on business continuity management solutions market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the rising incidences of cyberattacks.

The business continuity management solutions market analysis includes end-user segment and geographic landscape. This study identifies the growing demand for business continuity management solutions from various industries as one of the prime reasons driving the business continuity management solutions market growth during the next

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