Pantropic Newsletter #20

Posted July 5, 2023

by Sarah


Pantropic Newsletter #20 (May 2023)




Samsung Smartphone Users Warned of Actively Exploited Vulnerability


Security experts have issued a warning to Samsung smartphone users about an actively exploited vulnerability that could compromise their devices. Attackers are targeting a security flaw that allows them to gain remote access and execute malicious code. Users are advised to update their devices immediately to protect against this ongoing threat.

(Source: Security Week)




Pantropic Newsletter #19 (April 2023)




Microsoft Warns of Sophisticated Phishing Attacks


Microsoft has raised an alert about sophisticated phishing campaigns targeting users. Cybercriminals are employing advanced techniques to trick individuals into disclosing sensitive information or downloading malicious software. The attacks aim to exploit vulnerabilities in email systems and compromise user accounts. Vigilance and caution are crucial in order to avoid falling victim to these increasingly sophisticated phishing attempts.





Cyber Insurance Premiums Rise Amid Ransomware Attacks on Backup Storage


As ransomware attacks continue to target backup storage systems, cyber insurance premiums are surging. The rising frequency and impact of such attacks have compelled insurance companies to reassess their risk models, leading to increased costs for businesses seeking coverage. Organizations must implement robust security measures and backup strategies to mitigate the financial risks associated with ransomware incidents.

(Source: Beta News)




The Potential Impact of AI on Data Protection


Experts explore how artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionize the data protection landscape. AI-powered technologies have the potential to enhance data security, streamline backup processes, and improve disaster recovery capabilities. From predictive analytics to intelligent threat detection, AI offers promising solutions to safeguard critical data and counter evolving cyber threats.

(Source: Tech Target)




Backup Systems Under Fire: 93% Targeted by Attacks


A staggering 93% of organizations’ backup systems have been targeted by cyber attacks, highlighting the critical vulnerabilities in data protection strategies. Attackers specifically exploit weaknesses in backup systems to compromise and manipulate crucial data, amplifying the impact of their actions. It is imperative for businesses to fortify their backup infrastructure and adopt comprehensive security measures to mitigate the risk of data breaches.

(Source: Infosecurity)










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