Cyber review

The pandemic placed immense urgency on businesses to get all kinds of digital transformation projects live as quickly as possible, and that is almost certainly a driving factor behind a surge in attacks, says Peter Klimek, Director of Technology at the cyber company Imperva. In a study of nearly 4.7 million web application-related cyber security incidents, Imperva Research Labs has found that attacks are increasing, on average, by 22 per cent each quarter.

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Feds Offer Portland Police $400,000 to Investigate the “Dark Web” and COVID-19 Fraudsters

The federal government has awarded the Portland Police Bureau a $400,000 grant to anonymously surf the dark web and make undercover purchases so it can investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes like economic espionage and large-scale counterfeiting and piracy—specifically those that relate to public health and safety.

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Could Affect Millions of Hikvision Cameras

On Sunday, video surveillance giant Hikvision posted a security advisory on its website warning customers of a cyber vulnerability that could impact millions of cameras and NVRs deployed globally…According to the security advisory, the vulnerability received a base score of 9.8 out of 10 per the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), which Watchful IP called “the highest level of critical vulnerability.”
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