WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 166
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1- Financial Sector Saw a 125% Increase in Mobile Phishing Attacks During 2020
Researchers reported that despite a 50% increase in mobile device management (MDM) adoption during the past year, average quarterly exposure to phishing attacks on mobile devices in the financial sector rose by 125% – and malware and app risk exposure increased by more than five times.
2- Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments
Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.
3- Major U.S. Pipeline Crippled in Ransomware Attack
Colonial Pipeline Company says it is the victim of a cyberattack that forced the major provider of liquid fuels to the East Coast to temporarily halted all pipeline operations.
4- Massive DDoS Attack Disrupts Belgium Parliament
A large-scale incident earlier against Belnet and other ISPs has sent a wave of internet disruption across numerous Belgian government, scientific and educational institutions.