Sender Policy Framework (SPF ) is an email authentication system that allows you to control which IP addresses are authorized to send emails from your domain. The receiving email servers check the SPF record of all the incoming messages. An email sent from your domain is only authenticated if its IP address is listed in your SPF record.
This simple and straightforward standard significantly helps in improving email authentication and reducing spam and phishing attacks. However, SPF also has some limitations that can make it a little difficult to implement correctly. …
These days, everyone is aware of the risk of data theft. Whether it is your company’s business data or your personal information, cyber criminals leave no stone unturned to get their hands on any sensitive data they can find. However, what they do with your stolen data is not common knowledge. Before we tell you about what stolen data can be used for, let’s get some basic information on how hackers steal your data.
There are several methods and techniques used by hackers to steal your data. Some of the most common ones include:
Phishing is one of the most…
You must be well aware that Oman is one of the best countries when it comes to cyber security. With the rapid advancement in technology over the past decade, the nation has been making tremendous efforts to ensure that the security and integrity of its systems are well protected.
According to a post from ITU, Oman is regarded as a country where organizations practice some of the best cyber security measures. The post further mentions that the country takes cyber security seriously and it conducts continuous audits and checks. …
The ransomware crisis has been growing in both intensity and frequency. Moreover, due to the greater number of countermeasures taken by authorities, threat actors have evolved their ransomware tactics.
However, we should know that all ransomware is not the same. Ransomware is not always the same. It has various types and we need to know them. Let’s discuss them in the next section.
The basic categorization of ransomware can be done by differentiating it based on how it is being operated i.e if it’s being operated automatically or if it’s being handled with human intervention.
Based on this, we can…
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The United Arab Emirates is not new to adopting new technologies and adapting to the existing ones. In fact, the nation is the most technologically advanced country in the Middle East region.
According to Digital Nexa, as of 2020, there are 9.73 million active internet users in the UAE. That is almost 99% of the total population. Needless to say, if one is using the internet then they also have an email account too.
So what does this mean for organizations in the…
In the latest cyber incident, international insurance arm AXA Partners was affected by a ransomware virus. It is believed a cyber criminal group known as Avaddon is behind the ransomware attack.
As of now, AXA’s Asia Assistance Divisions which are located in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines have been infected with the ransomware virus.
A cyber criminal group Avaddon targeted four countries among the ones that operate as AXA partners. Moreover, the cyber criminal group has potentially accessed some data processed by Inter Partners Asia in Thailand. …
Ireland’s health service was forced to shut down after being hit by a very advanced ransomware attack. According to an article by Reuters, this attack has led to the stalling of diagnostic services, disruption of Covid-19 testing, and cancellation of appointments.
The Irish Department of Health got cyber attacked on Thursday, while the Health Service Executive (HSE) was hit by the attack on Friday.
The Irish minister responsible for e-governance has claimed that this ransomware attack was the most significant cyber attack ever to take place against the country.
The article further reveals that Ireland’s vaccination programme was not directly…
Belnet, the Belgian internet provider, came under a large scale cyber attack on 4th May 2021. It hosts the websites of the country’s government, universities, scientific institutions and police.
The report published by EuroNews revealed that hackers launched a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. This attack was intended to disrupt the internet availability of some online services. In a Volumetric DDoS attack like this one, this is done by overloading the servers with false data.
Data Breach: Gyrodata Targeted by a Ransomware Attack
Mining technology company Gyrodata witnessed a ransomware attack that has potentially leaked some personal information!
As ransomware attacks increase and expand in targeting organizations, another major technology firm became a victim of this attack vector. This time it is Gyrodata, a US-based company that provides technology and services to energy companies.
According to the report from Yahoo, Gyrodata has confirmed that they had suffered a ransomware attack that led to a possible data breach. The company learned as early as February 2021 that they are a possible target for a ransomware attack…
The authorities at the University of California and Stanford University have confirmed the news of a widespread ransomware attack that has targeted them.
The attack used a vulnerability in the third-party secure file transfer application Accellion. According to CBS, officials at the University of California have revealed that the attackers published online screenshots of personal information.
Further, it was reported that the medical school of Stanford University was targeted by this attack.
“Stanford University School of Medicine has learned that cyber criminals have claimed they have stolen some School of Medicine data as part of a cyber incident affecting a…