Hacker Tracker | August in Review

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware--without being afraid--of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business.

Cybersecurity Trend: Lateral Phishing

In this blog, we’ll be highlighting an emerging threat known as lateral phishing.

While account takeover has been one of the most common and fastest growing email security threats in recent years, researchers have uncovered a new type of account takeover attack they’ve coined, “lateral phishing”. 
What is lateral phishing? 
Using hijacked accounts they’ve recently compromised successfully, attackers send out phishing emails to a variety of recipients.

Cybersecurity Report Reveals 67% of Malware Was Delivered Over HTTPS!

Watchguard recently released its latest report for Q1 2020, providing analytics from 44,000 global appliances. In general, upwards of two-thirds of the total malware detected was hidden in the HTTPS encrypted tunnels to avoid traditional antivirus.
Here are the significant takeaways: 

32 million malware variants were blocked during the reporting period
1.7 million network attacks were blocked during the reporting period
67% of malware was delivered via HTTPS connections
72% of malware featured zero-day malware (meaning legacy signature-based AV would have missed it)
Read the full Watchguard report here.

Study Predicts Managed Service Providers Will See a Boom Post-Pandemic

A recent study predicts that managed service providers (such as us, PK Tech) are likely to see a boom in demand post-coronavirus. For many Managed Service Providers (MSP) like us, we already see an increase in the need for our services.

Wondering why that is? 

The answer is two-fold: first, one of the main effects of COVID-19 is a normalization of remote work.

Hacker Tracker | July in Review

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware--without being afraid--of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business.