Last week, Patrik Runald joined CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange to discuss the recent surge in Canadian cybercrime. In the segment, Runald answers a series of questions on why this escalation is happening. He explains how the increase is not an accident, but rather a calculated, organized move. To avoid the severe scrutiny of security software that IP addresses in China and Eastern Europe experience, cybercriminals are moving their networks to countries like Canada that have better cyber reputations. Canadian infrastructure is being used to attack users worldwide. As a result, in the past year alone, Canada has seen a 319 percent jump in servers hosting phishing sites, a 53 percent increase in bot networks, and is now number six in the world for hosting cybercrime.
The numbers are continuously rising, and attacks are growing increasingly more advanced. Read more about the threats here. Watch the full interview here.
The BBC recently wrote an article covering the LizaMoon cyber attack, which has compromised a massive volume of websites. The scareware campaign works by redirecting victims to fake domains and prompting them to purchase phony antivirus software called the “Windows Stability Center.” Websense® is highlighted in the article for the analysis and tracking of the SQL injection attack since Websense Security Labs™ initially discovered it on March 29.
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