As of March 15th, the United States was ranked third when it comes to being the target of cyberattacks, with 7% of global cyber threats targeting users in the country. The U.S. ranks behind Russia and Ukraine.
For a loosely connected, globally distributed system with no central governing authority, the Internet is remarkably dependable. Robust enough to cope with the unexpected, it features back-up capabilities ranging from redundant network paths to virtual servers that compensate for physical hardware failures.
According to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), in September 2020, three malware returned to the Top 10: CoinMiner, CryptoWall, and Emotet. The Top 10 Malware variants composed 87% of Total Malware activity in September 2020, up from 78% in August 2020.
Rapid 7 has disclosed a set of address bar spoofing vulnerabilities that affect a number of mobile browsers, ranging from the more common browsers, like Apple Safari and Opera Touch, to the less common, like Bolt Browser and RITS Browser. The announcement is a coordinated vulnerability disclosure publication with security researcher, Rafay Baloch.
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to share cyber threat information that will enable stronger protection for both sectors.
A new Rapid7 research found that the security of the internet overall is improving. The number of insecure services such as SMB, Telnet, rsync, and the core email protocols, decreased from the levels seen in 2019. However, vulnerabilities and exposures still plague the modern internet even with the increasing adoption of more secure alternatives to insecure protocols, like Secure Shell (SSH) and DNS-over-TLS (DoT).