The world has come a long way since the first computer viruses – Creeper, Wabbit and Elk Cloner – were unleashed on the ARPANET (forming the technical base of today’s internet) close to half a century ago. Initially self-replicating and somewhat harmless programs, these viruses and worms gradually turned complex, vicious and persistent. The internet … More How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world
The recent cyber-attacks inflicted by ransomware “WannaCry” and “Petya” impacted companies worldwide and across a broad range of sectors, emphasizing the growing and ever-present cyber threat that businesses are facing.
The threat of cybercrime on the global banking and financial services industry is apparent with a tectonic increase in cases over the past few years. These attacks have become highly targeted, and cyber criminals seem to have hit the jackpot by deploying sophisticated techniques for illicit financial gains. From hacking the bank accounts of companies, … More Countering emerging cyber threats in the banking sector
Safeguarding your technology assets has become critical than ever before. Further to the global outbreak on Friday, many global corporations have reported ransomware infections involving WannaCry 2.0 and many others that use the same exploit as WannaCry 2.0
Over the last few years, there has been an exponential rise in targeted cyber-attacks which are aimed at financial gain. Incidents around ransomware, data breach incidents and Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attacks also made headlines worldwide. Today, a company’s ability to deal with such situations effectively is a priority but at the same … More Cyber incident response remains low in corporate India
The threat of cybercrime, and particularly ransomware has been accelerating at an alarming rate in recent times. In Switzerland, a number of high profile cases have been reported, indicating a shift in the perpetrator’s focus from targeting individuals to not only small and medium sized companies but also large organizations. Trend shows the healthcare sector … More Escalating ransomware threats in the healthcare sector
The world is more interconnected today than ever before with digitization and data sharing in businesses. These technological advancements can become a double-edged sword for not only Swiss companies but also all companies operating in a global ecosystem. Today, fraud has also assumed a digital avatar, especially because of the ever increasing activities of cybercriminals … More Defying cybercrime risks in Switzerland
Imagine a scenario when your alarm clock is connected to the internet, and accesses your calendar to know when and where the first appointment of the day is. It simultaneously cross-references that against the latest traffic conditions, depending on which you can sleep a little longer or wake up earlier. The curtains in your bedroom open, … More Understanding the Internet of (Hacked) Things
The evolution of ‘money’ has progressed from exchanging cattle, to coins, cash and most recently crypto currency. But the question to be considered in this digital era is – can you completely discard traditional forms to work with just an all-electronic currency? Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision was that it is possible, and in 2008, he proposed … More Bitcoins – the future or the past?
*Gaurav, a finance manager in a multinational company, rose to attention one Monday morning as he received an email from *Shephali, the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). The email directed him to urgently make a payment of $10,476 toward an attached invoice to a Cyprus-based vendor. Gaurav instantly initiated the process, bypassing some of the … More Social media, cloud and phishing: Evolving trends in cybercrime