Security of mobile phones and applications: five popular attack scenarios and methods of protection

Modern mobile devices are multifunctional and complex, which makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Attackers have a number of ways into your phone—from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the speaker and microphone. Positive Technologies analysts have published a research on the most common scenarios of attacks against mobile devices and applications. For more details, download the research, or read on to get a short overview. Attacks on … Continue reading Security of mobile phones and applications: five popular attack scenarios and methods of protection

Cobalt Hacking Group: Tactics and Tools Update

The PT Expert Security Center (PT ESC) has been monitoring the Cobalt group since 2016. Currently the group targets financial organizations around the world. Two years ago, for example, their attacks caused over $14 million in damage. Over the last four years, we have released several reports on attacks linked to the group. Over the last year, the group has not only modified its flagship … Continue reading Cobalt Hacking Group: Tactics and Tools Update

Watch out for cyberthreats during the “work from home” boom

Are you getting settled in your new home office? COVID-19 has changed people’s working habits drastically, but hackers are trying to take advantage, so how can organizations be prepared and why do companies need to analyze their network traffic? Due to COVID-19, almost all of the world’s major IT companies have moved most employees to work from home. These include Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Instagram, … Continue reading Watch out for cyberthreats during the “work from home” boom

How to avoid ATM fraud

ATMs and their users are an obvious target for criminal behavior. Thus, it is no big surprise that ATM-related cyberattacks and fraud often make headlines in the news. To successfully steal money, criminals don’t necessarily have to break into an ATM; they just have to trick the machine’s users. This article will tell you what you need to know to keep your money safe and … Continue reading How to avoid ATM fraud

Protecting your accounts and passwords: five useful tips

Password security is not in great shape at the moment. According to research, up to 86 percent of all hacked passwords have already been compromised. Reuse of compromised passwords is the reason behind 75 percent of attacks on corporate infrastructure. All too often, users choose easy-to-type combinations (such as “1234567” or “qwerty”). This makes things easy for attackers. Here we will provide some tips on … Continue reading Protecting your accounts and passwords: five useful tips