article thumbnail

A massive phishing campaign using QR codes targets the energy sector

Security Affairs

A phishing campaign employing QR codes targeted a leading energy company in the US, cybersecurity firm Cofense reported. “Beginning in May 2023, Cofense has observed a large phishing campaign utilizing QR codes targeting the Microsoft credentials of users from a wide array of industries.” ” continues the report.

article thumbnail

News alert: Beazley reports on how AI, new tech distract businesses as cyber risk intensifies

The Last Watchdog

London, July 13, 2023 — Beazley, the leading specialist insurer, today published its latest Risk & Resilience report: Spotlight on: Cyber & Technology Risks 2023. For the insurance industry, working with clients to help them tackle these challenges is vital to ensuring businesses operate in as safe an environment as possible.

Risk 189

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

6 climate change adaptation strategies every organization needs today

IBM Big Data Hub

In Florida and California, where hurricanes and wildfires respectively have become more rampant, some insurance providers are choosing to stop servicing these regions entirely. In the electrical utility sector, overgrowth around powerlines increases susceptibility to storm or wildfires damage.

article thumbnail

SilverTerrier gang uses COVID-19 lures in BEC attacks against healthcare, government organizations

Security Affairs

The attacks targeted a major utility provider, a university, and a government agency in the United States, a health agency in Canada, a health insurance provider, an energy company in Australia, and a European medical publishing company to deliver various malware families. ” continues the report.

article thumbnail

The Week in Cyber Security and Data Privacy: 12 – 18 February 2024

IT Governance

Welfare Benefits Plan Source 1 ; source 2 New Healthcare USA Yes 13,079 Insurance ACE/Humana Inc. Source New Manufacturing USA Yes 20,415 TECA Srl Source New Transport Italy Yes 16.7 GB AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc.

article thumbnail

The Ongoing Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The threat of attacks against Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) – energy, utilities, telecommunications, and transportation – is now front of mind for many. From the ransomware attack that compromised a major U.S. gas pipeline in 2021 to the rise of nation-state attacks, critical infrastructure organizations are under siege.

article thumbnail

The Scammers’ Playbook: How Cybercriminals Get Ahold of Your Data

eSecurity Planet

Finance and insurance finished a close second at 22.4%. Finance and insurance companies were particularly vulnerable to the sort of phishing scams we’re talking about. According to the 2021 IBM Threat Force Intelligence Index , Manufacturing was the industry most likely to be attacked last year, comprising 23.2% billion.