News – August 2023

  • Thailand feels the force of cyber-attacks

    August 1, 2023

    The average number of cyber-attacks on organisations in Thailand was almost double the average rate globally and slightly higher than the average within Southeast Asia over the past six months, according to Check Point Research. Thai organisations were attacked 2,388 times per week on average during the last six months, compared with 2,375 attacks per week ...

  • UK spy agencies want to relax ‘burdensome’ laws on AI data use

    August 1, 2023

    The UK intelligence agencies are lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws they argue place a “burdensome” limit on their ability to train artificial intelligence models with large amounts of personal data. The proposals would make it easier for GCHQ, MI6 and MI5 to use certain types of data, by relaxing safeguards designed to protect people’s ...

  • Market Entry and Competitive Analysis: Leveraging China Proxies for Business Insights

    August 1, 2023

    Entering international industries exposes companies to new competitors. Handling international competition is among the keys to successful internationalization for businesses. Since China has become the biggest eCommerce market in the world, an increasing number of brands are making efforts to form an association with this business powerhouse. But, due to tight controls imposed by the Chinese ...

  • Google AMP – The Newest of Evasive Phishing Tactic

    August 1, 2023

    A new phishing tactic utilizing Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) has hit the threat landscape and proven to be very successful at reaching intended targets. Google AMP is an open-source HTML framework used to build websites that are optimized for both browser and mobile use. The websites that Cofense researches observed in these campaigns are hosted ...

  • NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund

    August 1, 2023

    Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies* have also welcomed Sweden’s interest to join the NIF. Sweden’s participation will take effect upon its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty. Read more… Source: NATO Innovation Fund (NIF)  

  • What is the status of US, Israel cyberwars?

    July 22, 2023

    On June 19, 2022, false rocket-warning sirens were activated in Jerusalem and Eilat, caused by a stunning cyber attack by Iran. Israel’s cyber authorities at the time tried to downplay the hack, which seemed to have significant national security implications. However, in a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post, Israel National Cyber Directorate Chief Gaby Portnoy ...