ITWeb reports on research from security company Kaspersky Labs, showing the growth in attacks on streaming platforms. Top of the list was Netflix, with 22,000 infection attempts between January 2019 and April 2020. Modes of attack included phishing for account credentials and financial information as well as tricks to encourage the download of malware and adware by using the company’s names on malicious files. Of users in Africa, Egypt and South Africa were the top two targets. The website quotes an analyst at Kaspersky, pointing out that the problem would only increase: ‘Many of the platforms are experiencing unprecedented growth as a result of stay-at-home orders and employees being forced to work from home.’ Part of the problem is users’ attempts to avoid subscriptions by searching for alternative sites. The research covered Hulu, Disney +, Apple TV Plus, and Amazon Prime Video.
Reports on research from security company Kaspersky Labs, show growth on attacks on streaming platforms. Top of the list was Netflix
We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.
Insight: Exchange: Influence
We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.
The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debateTake a look Learn more about our updates
You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:Windows
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.