Reports show cybercriminals keep pushing the limits
For example, Armorblox researchers discovered that cybercriminals were exploiting legitimate GoDaddy hosting site services as part of a credential phishing attack. The fraudsters used a loophole to push their attack beyond the security of Google Workspace, telling consumers their Paypal profile was incomplete and offering a spoofed link to their financial information.
The attack used brand identity theft and social engineering to bypass existing workflows in their attempt to deceive people.
Data from the Armorblox report is available here.
Meanwhile, Akamai data indicates that gamers, developers, and gaming platforms are high on scammers’ attack destination lists. According to their latest Gaming State of the Internet report, gaming sites saw a 340% increase in web application attacks from 2019 to 2020. That includes mobile games.
“Criminals are relentless and we have the data to show it,” said Steve Ragan, security researcher at Akamai and author of the State of the Internet / Security report. “We are seeing remarkable persistence in video game industry defenses tested daily – and often hourly – by criminals looking for vulnerabilities to breach servers and expose information. group discussions form on popular social networks, networks dedicated to sharing attack techniques and best practices. “
In addition to web application attacks, the gaming industry has seen an increase in credential stuffing attacks (224%); just over half (59%) of the attacks were SQL injection attacks, targeting login credentials.
You can access more Akamai data here.
To better protect, especially since many organizations still have many employees working remotely, Armorblox suggests increasing native email security with additional controls to protect user information and update user knowledge. employees on cyber attacks, including how fraudsters use social engineering to bypass defenses.
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