Category Archives: Cybercrime and Cyber Attacks

Why Blockchain offers both opportunities and threats to financial service providers: 

Cryptohacking is on the rise

Cryptohacking is on the rise

Very few technologies have enjoyed as much attention lately as blockchain. Most industries are investigating the opportunities offered by this technology to their business. And financial services, with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a striking example, probably even more so than others. Blockchain does indeed offer quite a few opportunities, but there are also some threats involved.  

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No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium 

No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium

No more airtime for hackers at RTL Belgium

RTL Belgium, a subsidiary of Europe’s largest commercial broadcasting group, is market leader in French-speaking Belgium. Every day, over two million people view one of their television channels and their radio stations reach almost 600,000 listeners every day. “Media groups have a big impact on our daily lives. So you can imagine that we are becoming a more and more interesting target for hackers”, says Maxime Masset, IT Security Systems Administrator.

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Why digital extortion works better than blackmail

Door David Sancho, Senior Antivirus Researcher, Trend Micro

Smart cybercriminals rely on rational decisions

Cybercriminals today are going all in with digital extortion. Their business model isn’t exactly new. “I want you to do this, or I’ll break your legs”, is easily translated to “I want you to do this, because I have your data.” Extortion has always existed and it’s a brilliant business model, albeit an unethical one. Therefore, I’m not at all surprised by the popularity of the digital variant today. You only have to look at the massive succes of ransomware to see wat I mean. Continue reading

Zero Day vulnerabilities and no updates? No reason to panic!

Guest blog by Chris Van Den Abbeele – Global Solution Architect Datacenter en Cloud Security, Trend Micro

Automated virtual patching raises your security level and lowers your operational expenses.

Updating can be a painful process. It takes a lot of time, isn’t without risk and inherently leads to downtime. Virtual updates are just as safe, immediately available and best of all, free of complications. Physical updates remain a necessity, but in order to address the most urgent issues, you’re better off going virtual. Continue reading