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New phishing campaign disguises malware as CV attachments
It comes as resume or CV-themed scams have doubled in the past two months, with one out of every 450 malicious files reported involving CVs.
11 new orgs join fight against insidious Stalkerware
Founded last year, the Coalition Against Stalkerware brings together cybersecurity vendors, domestic violence organisations, and digital rights advocates.
Months on, many organisations still don't have secure remote access - report
The report analyses the extent to which businesses were prepared for the sudden shift into remote working due to COVID-19 restrictions, and analyses how organisations have adjusted to support remote workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
FireEye revamps its flagship anti-malware solution
The Endpoint Security solution has received several enhancements, including the availability of several new modules for protection, investigation and response.
Trend Micro: COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise
“The shift to remote working has been a huge change for many businesses, as they have had to quickly adopt new technology and processes, which in turn has made many vulnerable to cyber-attacks."
New report reveals key concerns of threat management pros in 2020
“Much of this year’s research indicates a continued demand for in-network detection that works reliably across existing and emerging attack surfaces and is effective against all attack vectors.”
Bitdefender reveals new botnet which 'puts others to shame'
The botnet, which Bitdefender has dubbed ‘dark_nexus’ based on a string it puts in its banner, boasts new features and capabilities that ‘put to shame’ most other IoT botnets and malware that the cybersecurity has seen.
Data is more valuable to cyber attackers than cash - report
Data theft was the goal of more than half of all attacks in 2019, according to PT. This is a 20 percentage point increase compared to 2018 when data theft was the goal of only 30% of incidents.
Guardicore Labs exposes brute force MS-SQL attack campaign
The cyber attack campaign uses password brute force to breach victim machines, deploys multiple backdoors and executes numerous malicious modules, such as multifunctional remote access tools (RATs) and cryptominers.
Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.
HP announces three new security solutions for remote workers
HP says over 80% of home office routers have been found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks, and 90% of PC infections originate from email attachments.
Evasive malware reaches record levels - WatchGuard report
Evasive malware accounted for two thirds of all detections – a massive jump from the 2019 average of 35%.
New VP of engineering for Malwarebytes
Hyder is tasked with driving product development, innovation strategy, technical vision, and cloud operations.
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
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.