18 Nov 2019

US Govt Recommends Vendor System Configs To Block Malware Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminded users last week to property configure systems to defend against malware. CISA published the document through the US National Cyber Awareness System, which is designed to keep users updated on current security threats. The agency recommended installing and

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15 Nov 2019

New phishing email campaign impersonates US postal service to deliver malware

A report published on Thursday by Proofpoint states that a phishing campaign that has been targeting Europe has now been attacking the United States with the goal of spreading Trojan malware onto computers. The latest phishing attacks impersonate the US Postal Service and contain a Word document that, when opened,

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14 Nov 2019

Secret Iranian Network Behind ‘Aggressive’ U.S. Cyberattacks Exposed In New Report

Iranian hacking group APT33, well known for the Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco, has made headlines again for aggressive attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure. Trend Micro recently reported that APT33 has developed its methods to attack the oil and gas industry, creating more a higher risk to companies in

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13 Nov 2019

Counterterrorism expert: Small healthcare companies are the new ransomware targets

MonsterCloud CEO Zohar Pinhasi states that his firm has seen a 500% increase in calls from healthcare companies over the past several months. Pinhasi claims that ransomware attackers have shifted from attacking high-profile targets to small and medium-sized businesses with smaller ransoms. This can be fatal for smaller companies that

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12 Nov 2019

Large-scale cyberattack hits Labour Party systems

A month out from UK’s General Election, the Labour Party reported they had been hit with a cyberattack. The Labour Party stated that the attack was sophisticated and affected the party website, which was down yesterday while security experts worked on responding to the attack. The Labour Party stated that

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08 Nov 2019

New Study: Hospital Breaches Could Be Killing Patients

Research by Vanderbilt University and the University of Central Florida implies that data breaches affecting hospitals could have deadly consequences, as mortality rates at hospitals that suffered a breach significantly increased in the three years following a breach. Among the most dangerous observed effects of data breaches was an increase

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08 Nov 2019

Only 47% of cybersecurity pros are prepared to deal with attacks on their IoT devices

A recent Neustar survey reveals that while 48% pf organizations suffered a cyberattack targeting their Internet-of-things (IoT) devices last year and nine in ten are worried about future threats of this kind, only 47% have implemented a plan for responding to such attacks. 38% of firms are developing a plan

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07 Nov 2019

Cloud Covers Up Insider Threats

68% of businesses feel moderately (47%), very (16%) or extremely (5%) vulnerable to insider threats, and only 42% say their efforts to monitor, detect and respond to these threats are effective (31%) or very effective (11%), a new report by Gurucul and Cybersecurity Insiders shows. A majority (53%) of firms

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06 Nov 2019

Who is responsible for Active Directory security within your organization?

A new study by Alsid and YouGov found that 36% of organizations believe that when the current threat landscape is taken into account, their cybersecurity posture is weaker than it was 5 years ago. Despite that, 72% of companies say they are ready to handle a major ransomware attack. The

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06 Nov 2019

Experts: Don’t reboot your computer after you’ve been infected with ransomware

Users who fall victim to ransomware should not to reboot their computers because this could make the infection worse under some conditions, Coveware CEO & Co-Founder Bill Siegel warns. Siegel explained that during the process of locating and encrypting data on an infected system, the ransomware executable sometimes “trips, or

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