Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

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As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers.

Cybercrime highlighted two stories this week as the latest Windows 10 updates produce massive exploitable holes for cybercriminals to infect PCs. This, as well as a report of the massive number of businesses attacked by hackers every several days, shows us again the dangers that lurk online and why we have to protect ourselves against them.

Coronavirus coverage continues with the 8 most common myths on the virus debunked. Nutanix appoints a new VP of Sales and COO and finally, petrol plummets to its lowest price in over two decades.

Find out more about this week’s top articles:

5. 8 Most Common COVID-19 Myths Debunked


John Shepherd, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Utah goes through the most common and dangerous myths of COVID-19 that are spread amongst people, usually through the Internet and social media, and debunks them one by one.

Ranging from myths such as the coronavirus is just like the flu to outlandish claims that scientists created the virus in the lab. No stone is left unturned for those interested in information that is backed-up.

4. Nutanix Appoints New Sales VP and COO

Enterprise cloud computing company, Nutanix appoints two new employees to top positions in the company. The Vice President of Sales and the Chief Operating Officer.

The new senior VP of sales and COO will respectively be responsible for helping to drive the company’s go-to-market sales and operations, while simultaneously transitioning to a subscription business model.

3. Latest Windows 10 Update is Causing Serious Issues for Some Users

Windows 10 users have been reporting a new series of wide-ranging issues after installing the latest Windows 10 update. One of these issues presents error messages when trying to download and install an important security package.

Further issues include Bluetooth features that aren’t working and even complete system-wide crashes.

2. Hackers Attacked Businesses 22 Million Times In The Last 7 Days Globally

Hackers continue to attack businesses as cybercriminal activity continues to boom. More than 22 million times during the last week worldwide. Over 63% of these hacking attempts were malware attacks.

In a broader perspective – during the last 30 days, cybercriminals tried to infiltrate corporate networks nearly 100 million times. Hackers attacked businesses using malware over 57 million times. This comprises almost 58% of the total cyber attacks.

1. Petrol Price Slumps to 21-Year Low

Good news for motorists as the coronavirus crisis sees petrol prices collapse to the lowest they have been in 21 years. The commodity plunged to the low after uncertainty mounts around storage for excess oil.

By Luis Monzon

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