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A clear case for AI in endpoint protection
Today, AV has an alternative, and it is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Exclusive: Fileless malware driving uptake of behavioural analytics
Fileless malware often finds its way into organisations via web browsers (or in combination with other vectors such as infected USB drives).
Combatting the rise of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
Amateur cybercriminals (or anyone with a grudge), can execute spam attacks, steal people’s identities, and more.
Financial services breaches nearly triple in two years - Bitglass
“Financial organisations regularly handle sensitive, regulated data like home addresses, bank statements and Social Security numbers.”
Conspiracy looms: NSS Labs takes CrowdStrike, ESET, Symantec & AMTSO to court
Cybersecurity testing organisations NSS Labs is accusing three major security firms and an industry body of boycotting independent security tests of their products.
Remote administration tools bring unexpected threats to industrial networks
According to a report published by Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT, RATs are incredibly widespread across all industries.
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
2018 proves to be a mixed bag of severe cyber threats, report finds
There are more than 100,000 known vulnerabilities that are open to exploitation from attackers.
ESET cautions mobile gamers to check their games are safe
Whether on iOS or Android, downloadable games inevitably come with more security risks.
Exclusive: How companies can stay secure in the cloud
"Organisations moving to the cloud must defend against malware that can infect a business by spreading through personal and corporate devices."
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
Cryptomining and IoT attacks gunning for healthcare industry
Medical staff now carry multiple connected devices with them, including personal devices that lack appropriate security controls.
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
Top tips to avoid downloading malicious online banking apps
Fake apps may require excessive permissions, demand administrator rights, or simply request you enter your banking details and related information.
Deep dive: Research finds new links among North Korea’s malware families
By identifying reused code, researchers gained valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns.
Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
How to avoid sending 'phishy' emails that could lose you customers
Some genuine emails can often look similar to scam emails, which can lead to damaged relationships between businesses and their customers.
Criminals aim for attack 'quality, not quantity' as malware volumes drop
The crime lull may be a continuation of Q1’s drop, but cryptominers, ransomware, and exploits have opted for ‘quality, not quantity’.
SonicWall gains ‘Recommended’ rating in NSS Labs Firewall Test
The 2018 NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Test is focused on security effectiveness, performance and total cost of ownership.
Exclusive Interview: Chillisoft to challenge the channel with new chief
Geoff Cossey has decided it’s time for new blood in his company. Cybersecurity specialist Alex Teh has invested and is ready to get serious.
2018 sees surge in encrypted attacks, malware & ransomware
The surges are leading experts to warn businesses that they will need every security tool in their toolbox to keep threats at bay.
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."