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Payment for Ransomware Attacks
  • Level of remote desktop protocol abuse unprecedented since launch of report in 2020.
  • External remote services were the number-one way attackers initially breached networks.
  • Remote Desktop Protocol is a Microsoft proprietary protocol that enables remote connections to other computers.

Cybercriminals have resorted to the use of remote desktop protocol in executing their attacks on systems according to new findings by Sophos. The Sophos Active Adversary Report for 2024 shows that cybercriminals heavily exploited remote desktop protocol (RDP) in 90 per cent of attacks, marking the highest incidence of RDP abuse since Sophos started these reports in 2021 covering data from 2020.

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a Microsoft proprietary protocol that enables remote connections to other computers,

The report further says that external remote services such as RDP were the most common vector by which attackers initially breached networks; they were the method of initial access in 65 percent of …

cybercrime ring in Zambia
  • A total of 77 people, including 22 Chinese and a Cameroonian, all suspects in an elaborate cybercrime ring in Zambia targeting thousands of people across the world, have been arrested in a crackdown. 
  • Masquerading as call centre agents, Zambian youth were recruited into conning people via Telegram and WhatsApp platforms.
  • Authorities in Zambia say the scam affected people in Singapore, Peru, the UAE, and some African countries.

In Zambia’s posh Roma district, the morning African sun barely peeked through the offices of Golden Top Support Services. This company had promised scores of respectable jobs to young Zambians as call centre agents.

Instead, it had covertly plunged them into the depths of a sprawling cybercrime syndicate. This chilling reality came to light following a decisive raid led by the country’s Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), exposing a narrative that conjures up the global challenges of cybercrime.

This operation was a huge score …

Ransomware Attacks
  • Ransomware Attacks and backdoors are the leading threats Kenyans contend with
  • According to the CAK, Kenya experienced 860 million cyberattacks in 2022–2023.
  • Check Point Research has also identified ransomware Attacks among the first rising in Africa.

Kenya was the second most attacked country by cybercriminals in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region (META), according to new data released by cybersecurity solutions provider Kaspersky.

Only Turkey recorded the highest number of attacks among the 12 countries in the META region. The region comprises Bahrain, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Oman, and Pakistan.keyvone lee jersey yeezy boost 350 v2 hyperspace sac eastpak custom youth hockey jerseys jock strap custom sublimated hockey jerseys jock strap johnny manziel jersey nike air jordan 1 elevate low brock purdy jersey brock bowers jersey college football jerseys air max 270 women custom youth hockey jerseys custom dallas stars