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Network security, Security

5 Network Security Threats And How To Protect Yourself

September 26, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity today matters so much because of everyone’s dependence on technology, from collaboration, communication and collecting data to e-commerce and entertainment. Every organisation that needs to deliver services to their customers and employees must protect their IT ‘network’ – all […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

North Korean Hackers Deploying New MagicRAT Malware in Targeted Campaigns

September 7, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The prolific North Korean nation-state actor known as the Lazarus Group has been linked to a new remote access trojan called MagicRAT. The previously unknown piece of malware is said to have been deployed in victim networks that had been […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Mirai Variant MooBot Botnet Exploiting D-Link Router Vulnerabilities

September 7, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A variant of the Mirai botnet known as MooBot is co-opting vulnerable D-Link devices into an army of denial-of-service bots by taking advantage of multiple exploits. “If the devices are compromised, they will be fully controlled by attackers, who could […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers Detail Emerging Cross-Platform BianLian Ransomware Attacks

September 1, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The operators of the emerging cross-platform BianLian ransomware have increased their command-and-control (C2) infrastructure this month, a development that alludes to an increase in the group’s operational tempo. BianLian, written in the Go programming language, was first discovered in mid-July […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware gangs’ favorite targets

August 31, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

A closer look at ransomware attack patterns For the 106 highly publicized attacks our researchers analyzed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), municipalities (12%), healthcare (12%), infrastructure (8%), and financial (6%): The number of ransomware attacks […]


Privacy protection, Security

Data security hinges on clear policies and automated enforcement

August 29, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

In 2003, California became the first U.S. state to require and implement a series of data breach notification laws designed to protect against the misuse of residents’ personal information. The more recently enacted California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) provides two […]


Application security, Security

How fast is the financial industry fixing its software security flaws?

August 26, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Veracode released data revealing that the financial services industry ranks among the best for overall flaw percentage when compared to other industries, but has one of the lowest fix rates for software security flaws. The sector also falls to the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Organizations would like the government to help with ransomware demand costs

August 12, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Businesses are increasingly concerned about how they will meet ransomware demands. Only 19 percent of those surveyed have ransomware coverage limits above $600,000, while over half (59 percent) hoped the government would cover damages when future attacks are linked to […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Three ransomware gangs consecutively attacked the same network

August 9, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network, according to Sophos. The first two attacks took place within two hours, and the third attack took place two weeks later. Each ransomware gang left its own […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

US, Australian Cybersecurity Agencies Publish List of 2021’s Top Malware

August 8, 2022

Via: Security Week

CISA and ACSC have been monitoring ransomware, rootkits, spyware, trojans, viruses, and worms, but trojans dominated the landscape last year, when Agent Tesla, AZORult, Formbook, GootLoader, LokiBot, MouseIsland, NanoCore, Qakbot, Remcos, TrickBot and Ursnif were the top malware strains. Some […]


Network security, Security

State of cybersecurity funding in the first half of 2022

August 2, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

As the stock market dropped more than 20% in 2022 and prices rise at the pump and grocery store, there are some markets that have shown their ability to weather the storm and retain strong demand and growth even amongst […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

1 in 3 employees don’t understand why cybersecurity is important

July 28, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

According to a new Tessian report, 30% employees do not think they personally play a role in maintaining their company’s cybersecurity posture. What’s more, only 39% of employees say they’re very likely to report a security incident, making investigation and […]


Network security, Security

Outsourcing security is the only solution for many smaller teams

July 15, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Companies with small security teams continue to face a number of distinctive challenges that place these organizations at greater risk than larger enterprises, according to Cynet. These enhanced risks are moving these companies to consolidate security platforms to fewer, more […]


Network security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cybersecurity watchdog asks lawyers for help in the fight against ransomware

July 8, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Whether or not to pay a ransomware demand has long been an ongoing conundrum for organizations worldwide, and the UK government has decisively told solicitors to advise their clients not to pay up. A joint letter from the Information Commissioner […]


Network security, Security

Cybersecurity is driving digital transformation in alternative investment institutions

July 5, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

As the alternative investment industry tackles a rapidly changing threat landscape, increased regulation, and a continuous need to innovate, most firms are increasing their DX and security budgets and cite security as critically important to their DX initiatives, according to […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

New ‘FabricScape’ Bug in Microsoft Azure Service Fabric Impacts Linux Workloads

June 29, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 disclosed details of a new security flaw affecting Microsoft’s Service Fabric that could be exploited to obtain elevated permissions and seize control of all nodes in a cluster. The issue, which has […]


Editorial

Cybersecurity: A Key Priority in the Current Geopolitical Context

June 27, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

Governments and companies around the world are concerned about the growing risks of cyberattacks against their critical infrastructure. The pandemic and the current crisis in Ukraine have intensified cyberattacks as criminals continue to direct their efforts toward leveraging increasingly sophisticated […]


Access control, Security

Solution to cybersecurity skills gap largely sits with hiring practices

June 21, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

(ISC)² published findings from its 2022 Cybersecurity Hiring Managers research that shed light on best practices for recruiting, hiring and onboarding entry- and junior-level cybersecurity practitioners. The research, reflecting the opinions of 1,250 cybersecurity hiring managers from the U.S., Canada, […]


Cloud security, Security

Increased security driving investments in cloud computing

June 20, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Aptum has announced a report which examines the complexities inherent in hybrid cloud environments and their implications on security, data governance, compliance and disaster recovery. In particular, it finds that while companies are convinced of the value of cloud computing, […]


Network security, Security

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

June 14, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Congressional hearings on artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyberspace quietly took place in the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber in early May 2022. The committee discussed the topic with representatives from Google, Microsoft and the Center […]