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Reports suggest spike in vaccine-related phishing campaigns
According to new research from Check Point, the primary attack delivery method is email, constituting 82% of all attack vectors for malicious files in the last month.
Machine identities increasingly exploited, new research finds
Venafi, the provider of machine identity management, finds that malware attacks using machine identities doubled from 2018 to 2019, including high-profile campaigns such as: TrickBot, Skidmap, Kerberods and CryptoSink.
Malware attacks abusing machine identities grew eightfold over the last 10 years - report
"Machine identity capabilities have become commoditised and are being added to off-the-shelf malware, making it more sophisticated and harder to detect."
ESET uncovers chat app malware spying and stealing user's data
The Welcome Chat espionage app belongs to a known Android malware family and shares infrastructure with a previously documented espionage campaign named BadPatch, which also targeted the Middle East.
Check Point catches new form of Joker malware targeting Google Play Store
Check Point researchers have identified malware that is disguised as a legitimate looking Android application and is used to capture user’s information. Known as ‘Joker’, the billing fraud malware is specifically designed to evade Google Play Store protections.
Attivo Networks raises the stakes against 'Ransomware 2.0'
“Advanced human-controlled ransomware can evade endpoint security controls and after initial compromise, move laterally to cause maximum damage, do data exfiltration and encrypt data."
Report: Brute-force attacks feed on remote working vulnerabilities
A new report from ESET has detailed the extent to which attackers employ brute-force tactics to infiltrate remote desktop protocols.
54% rise in gaming-related cyber attacks recorded in April
Social isolation measures, widely implemented throughout the world during March and April, has been linked to both the increase in engagement for gaming and a corresponding boom in game-related cyber attacks.
State-based cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told media on Friday morning that a 'malicious' attack by a state-based cyber actor is underway in the country.
In IT security, ‘good enough’ is no longer good enough
Cyber attackers live by the motto ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’, and COVID-19 delivers a perfect storm of opportunity for them.
Microsoft releases latest edition of Security Endpoints Threats report
he latest iteration of the report sheds more light on the difference in exposure and response to cyber threats between developed and developing countries in APAC.
Expansion adds on-prem access to Acronis Cyber Protect solution
The flagship Acronis Cyber Protect product has this week launched a new expansion, enabling IT managers and teams to test the solution for themselves through a new beta release.
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%.