2020 FireEye Breach

On the 8 December 2020, prominent US-based cybersecurity company FireEye announced on its blog that they had been the victims of a cyber-attack. The nature of the attack has led to experts to theorise that it was carried out by a state-sponsored hacking group, currently believed to be Cozy Bear (also known as APT29).

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No stop to the theft of personal data on the web during the pandemic: in the first half of 2020, cases increased by 26.6% compared to 2019.

The users most at risk are men between the ages of 31 and 40. 73.2% of stolen accounts are linked to entertainment sites (online gaming and streaming), followed by financial services. Italy ranks 6th overall among the most affected countries.

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How to protect yourself against phishing emails

Phishing (the act of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to get the user to disclose personal information such as credit card numbers or passwords) is a worryingly common occurrence in the modern age. Whilst email spam filters are much more effective at catching these emails, it is still possible for fraudulent emails to slip through. Below are some tips to help you identify if an email is in fact a phishing email.

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What is the dark web?

The internet, as the saying goes, is like an iceberg. You’ve almost certainly heard this before, or even seen one of the many, many graphics representing this metaphor. Whilst it is old as the hills (or glaciers?) it is a relatively simple way of describing the strata of the internet, if slightly clumsy and archaic.

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