employees will demand remote work in 2022 | Avast
Forrester has released its annual forecasting guide, in which it predicts that 2022 will see an increase in the demand for employees to work remotely, so much so that 30% of companies that do not support remote working will see the rate of remote working. resignation of their staff increase to 2.5%. The guide, called Predictions 2022: Disruptive forces require bold decisions, also suggests that the 50% of American adults who “regularly make purchases from brands that match their personal values” will lead “10 major consumer brands” to change the way they work. Forrester predicts that customer demand for brands to commit to certain ESG (environmental, social and governance) values ”will only grow stronger.”
Among the guide’s many other predictions, Forrester says 60% of cybersecurity incidents in 2022 will involve third parties. According to Avast Security evangelist Luis Corrons, this makes sense. “The globalization of technology is a fact,” he said. “All businesses are full of third parties. Every business in the world uses software developed by third parties, which explains all of the supply chain attacks we’ve seen before – a trend that has grown in recent years. To learn more about Forrester’s predictions, see ZDNet.
Hackers Use Pass-the-Cookie Attacks to Grab YouTube Accounts
Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reported last week that Cookie Theft malware was responsible for thousands of takeovers of high-profile YouTube channels. The scam begins with a phishing email to the YouTube creator where the bad actors masquerade as a real business and pretend they want to collaborate. If the creator clicks on the email attachment, he unknowingly downloads the Cookie Theft malware onto his system. The malware steals “session cookies”, which allows bad actors to forgo any login requirements and immediately be in the creator’s account. Since May 2021, Google claims to have blocked 1.6 million of these messages to targets. For more on this story, see the Google TAG report.
FBI issues public service announcement warning of unemployment benefit scams
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a Message of public interest stating that cybercriminals use fake UI websites to cheat people with their data “Fake websites trick victims into entering sensitive personal and financial information. Cyber actors use this information to redirect unemployment benefits, collect user credentials, collect personally identifiable information and infect victims’ devices with malware, ”says PSA. The IC3 advises users to recognize these scams by looking for spelling errors in the email address or domain name. Other possible results of the scam include ransomware infection and identity theft.
Can SQL injection trick speed traps?
A tech-savvy driver has found an inventive way to trick speed cameras by recording an SQL injection code on the front of his car. The reason this tactic can work is that the image recognition software used in traffic cameras is completely digital, capturing all characters in the image. In this case, the SQL injection registered on the front of the car is a command to remove the registration from the car license plate. A photo of the car has been circulating the internet for seven years, but it is not known whether the ploy worked or not. For more on this story, see Hackaday.
Governments take REvil ransomware gang offline
According to Reuters, after an international operation hacked the servers of the Russian ransomware gang REvil, one of the REvil executives posted: “The server was compromised and they were looking for me. It then disappeared from the Internet and REvil went offline. REvil was responsible for the colonial pipeline attack earlier this year, which caused fuel shortages along the east coast. “The FBI, in conjunction with Cyber Command, Secret Service and like-minded countries, have genuinely engaged in significant disruptive actions against these groups,” said Tom Kellerman, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMWare. “The gloves are off.”
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