2020 was a year of many challenges — and a rise in security breaches was one of them. After all, criminals are usually the ones to exploit the vulnerabilities of others. Both huge companies and individual users have suffered from devastating cyberattacks.
On December 1, 2020, the Bitcoin has set a new record high of $19,906. But the cryptocurrency market is not all roses. These new means of payment were created to protect the anonymity of the deals. But in reality, they are not always safe. Cryptocurrency exchanges get hacked, and the holders of the funds get scammed on the regular basis. And of course, the anonymity of cryptocurrencies is getting abused by the dealers of illegal goods on the dark web.
The new coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of unfortunate changes to our lives, including the spike in cybercrime. The feelings of uncertainty and anxiety made people more vulnerable to social engineering attacks, especially phishing. As the result, lots of financial and sensitive data was compromised.
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The attacker has already started to sell 8,225 databases with, allegedly, 15 billion user records on the darknet marketplace called Empire. The Breach Report team investigated the incident and came up with some new evidence-based conclusions.
Data leaks can be very dangerous. Compromised records may allow cybercriminals to steal valuable assets such as intellectual property, financial resources, or extort multi-million ransom. Unfortunately, the last couple of weeks were eventful in terms of resonant cyberattacks. Several IT giants suffered serious data breaches.
The independent Android app store suffered a breach compromising data of about 20 million users.
The global pandemic led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people learning online. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, in the education industry, human errors resulted in 35% of all cyber breaches. With so many academic institutions introducing remote communication practices for the first time, and new inexperienced users, this number is expected to go up.
Experts are uncovering more and more security breaches in the Zoom app, while the company is regrouping to sustain the growing user base.