Rise of Double-Extortion Shines Spotlight on Ransomware Prevention

Rise of Double-Extortion Shines Spotlight on Ransomware Prevention

Double extortion is a tactic employed by some ransomware gangs. It begins when a crypto-malware strain steals information stored on a victim’s machine before launching its encryption routine ...

Ransomware: Looking beyond endpoint protection

The last year has been one of the most active in the previous decade in cybersecurity. More than 1,000 data breaches took place in the United States alone, with a total of ...
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Understanding EtterSilent and the Cybercrime Supply Chain

The buzz around a new maldoc builder that’s quickly becoming the favorite of cybercriminals mirrors the behavior around other popular products in a legitimate marketplace – that could be good news for ...
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Bitglass Security Spotlight: DHS Emails Compromised in SolarWinds Attacks and Major Firms Disclose Breaches

Here are the top stories of recent weeks: Russian Hackers Gained Emails from Top DHS Officials Through SolarWinds Attack   Black Kingdom Ransomware Found on 1.5K Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers  Shell Discloses Data ...
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Fileless Malware, Endpoint Attacks on the Rise

Cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging fileless malware, cryptominers and encrypted attacks, targeting users both at remote locations as well as corporate assets behind the traditional network perimeter. These were among the findings of ...
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LinkedIn and LOLBINs

Yet another example of how LinkedIn can be abused by the bad guys… a phishing campaign which used job titles scraped from user profiles to ...
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Security News in Review: Google’s Project Zero Shuts Down Counterterrorist Hacking Team; Enterprises See Rise in Firmware Attacks

This weekend on security news in review, we have some new data on firmware attacks against global enterprises, insights into how much damage ransomware has caused the healthcare industry, and the Department ...

Malware Hidden in Call of Duty Cheating Software

News article: Most troublingly, Activision says that the “cheat” tool has been advertised multiple times on a popular cheating forum under the title “new COD hack.” (Gamers looking to flout the rules ...
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You Want to Know How to Stop Phishing for Good. Hint: It’s Not a Silver Bullet

In a recent survey, security professionals in mid to large-sized organizations were asked how to mitigate phishing and malware risk. The answers revealed a mix of the strategies and a healthy dose ...

System Update: New Android Malware

Researchers have discovered a new Android app called “System Update” that is a sophisticated Remote-Access Trojan (RAT). From a news article: The broad range of data that this sneaky little bastard is ...