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Malware

Who is a target for ransomware attacks?

July 17, 2017

Via: CSO Online

The short answer to the question posed in the headline is ‘everyone’: Every small business, midsized company, enterprise, and organization is fair game, especially in light of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks (though the latter was an atypical ransomware example). The long answer […]


Cyber warfare

10 steps for a successful incident response plan

June 27, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Incident response (IR) plans are designed to test your company’s ability to respond to a security incident. The ultimate goal is to handle the situation so that it limits the damage to the business while reducing recovery time and costs. […]


Phishing

Something’s phishy: How to detect phishing attempts

June 27, 2017

Via: Malwarebytes

Dear you, It appears you need to update your information. Click here to tell us all your secrets. No really, it’s totally safe. We’re not going to steal your identity, we swear. If only phishing attempts were that obvious. Instead, […]


Malware

UK parliament hit by cyberattack

June 26, 2017

Via: The Hill

The British parliament was hit by a cyberattack Friday night that left members and staffers unable to access emails as hackers attempted to exploit weak passwords and gain access to accounts. Multiple news agencies reported Saturday that the U.K. parliament […]


Phishing

10 ways to ruin a cybercriminal’s day

March 7, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Technology has changed the way we live, our relationships with others, and even how we take care of ourselves. These days, everyone – from the most inexperienced to the most advanced user – takes measures to protect themselves from cybercriminals […]


Network security

Trump focuses on perils of cyber crime in proclamation of National Consumer Protection week

March 7, 2017

Via: The Hill

President Trump on Monday declared this week National Consumer Protection Week, underscoring the need to increase awareness about cyber crime. Trump directed industry leaders and government officials to engage in “consumer education activities” across the country to raise awareness about […]


Featured, Malware

RaaS for loan for whomever is after your data

February 15, 2017

Via: Russel Edwards

Ransomware as a service, (RaaS), lets malicious parties use predefined malware, in order to extort their victims of choice. Available online, these cyber crime – to lease – deals are making the digital environment even worse. So far, only those […]


Cyber warfare

Why Cybercrime Business Is Still Booming

February 15, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

Evil hackers with monomaniacal intentions of a globe-disrupting nature have long dominated pop culture sensibilities. But when it comes to for-profit hacking, it’s important to remember that cybercrime has been, and remains, predominantly a business-driven concern, says Eduardo Cabrera, chief […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Say Hello to the Super-Stealthy Malware That’s Going Mainstream

February 10, 2017

Via: Wired

TYPICAL ANTI-MALWARE SOFTWARE scans hard drives in search of malicious files, and then flags them for removal. That strategy breaks down, though, when there’s no file to find on the system in the first place. And that’s exactly how an […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Phishing, Security

Simple Gmail spoofing leaves users open to targeted attacks

February 10, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Gmail shows no warning as it delivers legitimate-looking spoofed emails seemingly coming from an existing Gmail.com address, even though they come from a non-Gmail server. This fact can be misused by attackers who want to trick their targets into clicking […]