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97% of enterprises say VPNs are prone to cyberattacks: Study

September 26, 2022

Via: CSO

Reliance on VPNs for remote access is putting enterprises at significant risk as social engineering, ransomware, and malware attacks continue to advance, exposing businesses to greater risk, according to a new report by cloud security company Zscaler. More than 95% […]


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Ransomware operators might be dropping file encryption in favor of corrupting files

September 22, 2022

Via: CSO

Ransomware started out many years as scams where users were being tricked into paying fictitious fines for allegedly engaging in illegal online behavior or, in more serious cases, were blackmailed with compromising videos taken through their webcams by malware. The […]


Security

Improving Network Security Through Segmentation

September 9, 2022

Via: Network Computing

Good network segmentation is a highly recommended network security practice that requires a firewall policy known as an allow-list or whitelist. How should you go about implementing it? What is Network Segmentation? Network segmentation divides the network into security zones […]


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9 types of computer virus and how they do their dirty work

June 10, 2022

Via: CSO

The human mind loves to categorize things, and malware is no exception. We here at CSO have done our part: our malware explainer breaks down malware based on how it spreads (self-propagating worms, viruses piggybacking on other code, or sneakily […]


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Hackers using stealthy Linux backdoor Symbiote to steal credentials

June 9, 2022

Via: CSO

Researchers have come across a stealthy Linux backdoor that uses sophisticated techniques to hide itself on compromised servers and steal credentials. Dubbed Symbiote because it injects itself into existing processes, the threat has been in development since at least November […]


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Ransomware roundup: System-locking malware dominates headlines

June 2, 2022

Via: CSO

As we head into the unofficial start of summer, it does not appear the criminal groups that run ransomware schemes are planning to take any time to rest. Ransomware was all over the infosec news headlines in the past week, […]


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Computer viruses explained: Definition, types, and examples

April 28, 2022

Via: CSO

A computer virus is a form of malicious software that piggybacks onto legitimate application code in order to spread and reproduce itself. Like other types of malware, a virus is deployed by attackers to damage or take control of a […]


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Attackers create malware for serverless computing platforms like AWS Lambda

April 6, 2022

Via: CSO

Malware authors are keeping with the times and when it comes to server-oriented malware. Specifically, attackers will adopt the same technologies their target organizations are using. Security researchers have recently come across a cryptocurrency miner that was designed to run […]


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Malware explained: Definition, examples, detection and recovery

February 14, 2022

Via: CSO

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs attackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. The key point is that malware is identified as such based […]


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The 10 most dangerous cyber threat actors

May 24, 2021

Via: CSO

When hacking began many decades ago, it was mostly the work of enthusiasts fueled by their passion for learning everything they could about computers and networks. Today, nation-state actors are developing increasingly sophisticated cyberespionage tools, while cybercriminals are cashing in […]


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DarkSide ransomware explained: How it works and who is behind it

May 13, 2021

Via: CSO

DarkSide is a ransomware threat that has been in operation since at least August 2020 and was used in a cyberattack against Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline, leading to a major fuel supply disruption along the East Coast of the US. The […]


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Ransomware-as-a-Service Drives More Cyber Attacks, but You Don’t Have to Be a Victim

May 12, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Over the past few years, ransomware has posed one of the greatest cybersecurity threats to organizations across the globe. Today, most experts would likely agree that ransomware poses the single biggest threat. Ransomware impacts all types of organizations – public […]


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2021 Brings Changes for 5G and Consumer Cybersecurity

April 12, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

According to a report by Coleman Parkes, half of mobile consumers think COVID-19 has increased cyberthreats. Perception isn’t always reality – but in this case it is – and will only continue to worsen. In 2021, it is projected that […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

10 things work-from-home employees can do now to help protect the network

February 23, 2021

Via: CSO

With the pandemic turning the business world upside down, offices look less like hives of activity and more like ghost towns. Employees have had to make do with working from home, a dangerous proposition from the perspective of any risk-averse […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

5 top vulnerability management tools and how they help prioritize threats

September 29, 2020

Via: CSO

The science and technology behind vulnerability management has changed a lot in a short time. When originally deployed, vulnerability management companies acted almost like antivirus vendors in that they tried to get their scanners to uncover as many potential threats […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

4 Growing Cybersecurity Attacks to Watch out for—and How to Reduce Your Risk

September 10, 2020

Via: CSO

During times of uncertainty, people look for answers. Unfortunately for IT security professionals, that means these days employees fall victim to cyberattacks all too often. Attackers have taken advantage of the current state of affairs and are exploiting everyone’s desire […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

After a decade, Qbot Trojan malware gains new, dangerous tricks

August 27, 2020

Via: CSO

The Qbot Trojan has been plaguing computer users and businesses for over a decade and the cybercriminals behind it are still coming up with new tricks that keep it one of the most prevalent and successful malware threats. The latest […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security, Wireless

IoT takes aim at social distancing

June 12, 2020

Via: Networkworld Security

As many part of the U.S. are at least partially lifting lockdown sanctions prompted by the COVID pandemic, questions about the safety of those moves remain. IoT technology, however, might help alleviate some of those concerns. The degree to which […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Threat Roundup for January 24 to January 31

January 31, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Jan 24 and Jan 31. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security, Software

Is Your Online Store Ready for the Holidays? A Web Application Firewall may be the Gift you Need

December 18, 2019

Via: CSO

During the holiday shopping season, online businesses are counting on a spike in online traffic. Web advertising is in place, new products have been posted, and shopping carts are ready for an influx of returning customers and new shoppers. What […]