Verizon’s DBIR, one of the most-read and referenced data breach reports in cybersecurity, is considered the definitive source of annual cybercrime statistics. Verizon expanded the scope of the report to include 16 industries this year including Asia-Pacific (APAC); Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); and North America, Canada, and Bermuda that faced the most data breaches. This year the study is based on an analysis of a record total of 157,525 incidents. Of those, 32,002 met Verizon’s quality standards, and 3,950 were confirmed data breaches.
The sudden attack of Covid-19 has made the whole world come to a standstill. It is impossible to keep the activities of various offices and other organizations postponed for a long time, though everyone stays at home to protect themselves from the epidemic; so corporate organizations have started their services online through remote working. However, the increase of remote work has enhanced the unseen threat in the digital space. Threat actors are trying to deploy cyber-attack using the personal and public Wi-Fi network of the potential victims. So online safety & cybersecurity is now the most important issue for remote workers. Corporations have raised many concerns about the security of official and personal information, confidential information sharing due to remote working.
Nowadays, the most mentioned topic on the internet is the Coronavirus. People are reading & sharing news and expressing their views on social media regarding this pandemic. Although a section people are sharing messages of awareness, some cyber criminals are using it to spread phishing links on the internet to grab user’s personal information. Cybercriminals are spreading the rumors about Coronavirus through emails with phishing links, and attempts are being made to create social media scams.
The year 2019 saw many types of cyber-attacks starting from Ransomware Attack, Supply Chain Attacks to American Medical Collection Agency Breach. These attacks have proved that hackers are becoming smarter day-by-day, which makes cyber security a serious issue for both individuals and organizations.
In 2020, we predict, several types of similar attacks apart from many new techniques of intrusion. Here, we have mentioned about 5 types of security threats which is expected to show up in the year 2020.
Nowadays social media is used by millions of people to connect with each other, some use it for professional communications, while some just want to connect and make new acquaintances.
Internet and Wi-Fi have developed significantly over the last several years. With improved Data speed and upgraded wireless connections, the Internet has become the easiest way to get all kinds of information. According to a survey conducted in April 2019, 56.1% of the world’s population has internet access.
Before we delve into the real issue, let us first under what is Snap chat and why people love it. Snapchat is like any other messaging app that can be downloaded free in your phone and used to share photos, videos and other items, just like Whats App or Messenger. But it is more in demand than the others, mostly among the young people, because of its unique features different from other applications. One of them is, the messages that disappears after a few seconds.
A laptop is a portable computer that is small-sized and thin to be carried around for personal work. Its features can be used for different purposes, one of them being the laptop camera that is used for taking photos, video calls in Facebook or Whats App if you are into a long-distance relationship or stay far from home, also with the Skype video calling services you can appear for an interview from another city.
No doubt, the internet is very beneficial for almost everyone in all aspects. Unfortunately, access to a vast amount of information has enabled an increase in the number of cyber crime activities. Today, cyber attackers not only stalk the large corporations, on the contrary, but startups or smaller organizations are also easy targets.