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Wednesday, February 20

TOP STORY

  • Symantec published their internet security threat report. Highlights include formjacking as a “breakthrough” threat. Cryptojacking occurred 4x more than 2017, but trended down at the end of the year coinciding with cryptocurrency values tanking. Other high level stats include 78% increase in supply chain attacks, 100% increase in malicious powershell scripts and almost half of all malicious email attachments are Office files.

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Large organizations down to mom-and-pop entities are not paying attention to some very basic security practices, like multi-factor authentication. These days, if you have a sub-optimal security stance, you’re going to get owned. That’s the reality today. We’re seeing much more sophisticated adversaries now taking actions on the Internet, and if you’re not doing the basic stuff they’re going to hit you.

John Crain, chief security, stability and resiliency officer at ICANN