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Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
Cybercriminals prey on healthcare panic to spread malware
Cybercriminals are now using fake HIV test results to spread their malicious phishing attacks, as they move quickly to cash in on healthcare scares in the wake of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
2020 will be 'the year of mobile sneak attacks' - McAfee
Hidden apps are projected to be the cornerstone of the mobile sneak attack, with the McAfee report finding nearly 50% of all malicious activities in 2019 were from hidden apps.
Financial cybercrime happened 'almost continuously' in 2019
The CrowdStrike global threat report confirmed cases of data exfiltration have been rising, which can allow cyber attackers to leak and weaponise sensitive data gleaned from victims.
90% of cyber attackers using defence evasion tactics - report
A VMware Carbon Black report widespread usage of the tactic, which ensures attacks are not detected.
Malware targeting IoT devices skyrockets as transactions rise 1,500%
According to the report, Zscaler customers are generating more than 1 billion IoT transactions per month in the Zscaler cloud.
Phishing URLs grew by 640% last year - report
“In the cybersecurity industry the only certainty is that there is no certainty, and there is no single silver bullet solution.”
Claroty reveals DoS vulnerability in Siemens protocol
The security breach represents the same protocol that was exploited by the Industroyer malware which attacked a Ukrainian power grid in 2016.
Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
15,000 companies still critically vulnerable from Citrix security flaws - report
Positive Technologies reports 1 in 5 companies affected have not taken any action to address the threat.
Xfinity left vulnerable to serious security threats - Swascan
Swascan found several gaps in Xfinity's data security which left them vulnerable to attacks.
Antivirus would have saved these businesses $71 billion in 2019
Malware threats represent huge financial costs for businesses.
Machine learning is key to securing corporate data in the cloud
In securing data in the cloud, companies now face a multi-faceted challenge that features flexible data access from large numbers of users and devices.
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
Huge growth in malware connected to popular musicians - Kaspersky
Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware.
Kaspersky: Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers
“The volume of online attacks has been growing for years, but in 2019 we saw a clear shift from certain types of attacks that are becoming ineffective, to the ones focused on gaining clear profit from users."
Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
Malwarebytes stalwart promoted to chief product officer
"Akshay has been an incredible partner with product development, enabling our long-term product vision. His leadership has been instrumental to our continued growth and success."
APT groups conducting more targeted intrusions – Accenture
Analysts now see an emergence of malware executed through web browsers focused on targeting online merchants and retailers specifically.
Korean-speaking threat groups strike close to home
Korean-speaking cyber threat groups seem to be ‘waging war’ on the Korean peninsula and across Southeast Asia, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
Education prime target for cyber attacks, report finds
"Students use an increasing number of devices - on campus, at home and on the go - connecting endpoints to both secure and unknown networks."
September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.