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Threat spotlight: The curious case of Ryuk ransomware

Ryuk. A name once unique to a fictional character in a popular Japanese comic book and cartoon series is now a name that appears in several rosters of the nastiest ransomware to ever grace the wild web. For an incredibly young strain—only 15 months old—Ryuk ransomware gaining such notoriety is quite a feat to achieve. Unless the threat actors behind its
Publish At:2019-12-12 21:50 | Read:361 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat spotlight AES average ransom amount BitPaymer BitPaym

Working Abroad: What Countries Have the Fastest Internet?

Have you ever tried to download and watch a movie at an airport? The loading circle of death is enough to get on your last nerve as well as make even the shortest trip last a lifetime. As shown by this scenario, the Internet speed is something that you probably don’t notice until it’s bad. Reasons You May Need Fast Internet Abroad Internet speed becomes an
Publish At:2019-12-12 21:15 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Panda Security Technology Tips

Manhattan Hotel to Pilot Cyber-Safe Travel Program

Guests at a historic New York hotel will soon be offered a new way to stay cyber-safe away from home. The Martinique New York on Broadway, which has been welcoming guests since 1897, is to pilot a new Cyber Safe Travel product designed to protect occupants' personal data from cyber-attackers. Designed by full-service risk management,
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Registration Opens for Girls' Free Cybersecurity Training

Girls in America are being invited to register for a free national cybersecurity training program that starts next year.The 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge is being run in partnership with SANS Institute to encourage more young women to explore cybersecurity. The online training program is aimed at high school girls with the intention of encoura
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Emsisoft Declares Ransomware Crisis

Internationally renowned security software company Emsisoft has declared a ransomware crisis and called on governments to take immediate action to improve their security and mitigate risks. So serious is the threat posed by ransomware that the New Zealand company has published a report into the effects of the malware on the United States three
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(Almost) Hollow and Innocent: Monero Miner Remains Undetected via Process Hollowing

By Arianne Dela Cruz, Jay Nebre and Augusto Remillano II As the value of cryptocurrencies increased (after a short dip in 2018), we observed increased activity from cryptocurrency mining malware this year, particularly infections and routines involving Monero miners. Over a span of a few months, we came across an infection routine that exploited vulnerabilit
Publish At:2019-12-12 14:35 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Malware cryptocurrency cryptominer Monero process

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2019. Statistics

All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky product users from 203 countries and territories worldwide participate in this global exc
Publish At:2019-12-12 13:05 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Financial malware Malwa

Brexit – even cybercriminals want to have their say…

byNaked Security writerB-r-e-x-i-t!Not just in the UK but all over the world, it’s a word you can’t escape.And it turns out it’s not just ‘the rest of us’ that are fascinated by/have strong feelings about/can’t stop arguing for or against this Brexit thing?Malware writers are too… “With Sophos we’ve had ze
Publish At:2019-12-12 12:35 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Brexit cryptojacking fileless malware PowerShell Wan

How to Stop a DDoS Attack Without Sabotaging Your Own Network

DDoS Attacks Are Becoming More Advanced With the Aim to Obfuscate Network ProcessesDistributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is considered one of the ‘original’ network-based cyberattacks and for good reason. One of the earliest known DDoS attacks occurred 20 years ago and was targeted at the University of Minnesota. It used a script that caused more than 100 com
Publish At:2019-12-12 12:00 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security DDOS

AirDoS: Hackers Can Block iPhones, iPads Via AirDrop Attack

One of the vulnerabilities addressed this week by Apple can be exploited to make iPhones and iPads unusable by getting them to continuously display a popup message.The denial-of-service (DoS) attack was discovered by researcher Kishan Bagaria, who dubbed the method AirDoS because it relies on AirDrop.AirDrop allows iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod users to share p
Publish At:2019-12-12 12:00 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireless Security Mobile

StrongSalt Eases Pain of Searching Encrypted Data in the Cloud

StrongSalt Helps Customers Gain Compliance Through Searchable Encryption for Cloud Services and Enterprise ApplicationsEncryption is often described as the best defense against hackers, and the strongest solution for compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other data protection and privacy laws around the world. But encryption is hard on two counts. First, while
Publish At:2019-12-12 12:00 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Data Protection Cloud

Waking Up to Third-Party Security Risk

You can't rely on the words, intentions, or security measures of others to guard your company, customer and brand. One misconfiguration can compromise nearly all of an entire country's financial data in the new realm of third-party risk management. Witness the attack on Capital One, a financial services giant that exposed hundreds of millions of people's sen
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Smartphones are ruining our health

Smartphones have changed the world by making it much easier to stay in touch with friends and work. But this convenience may come at a cost if the results of a new UK survey are correct. Manufacturer OnePlus found that one in four UK adults have trouble sleeping because they spend too long on their phones before bed. The blue light emitted by electronic scre
Publish At:2019-12-12 10:35 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News

Acronis Acquires 5nine for Its Cloud Management, Security Solutions

Backup, security and disaster recovery solutions provider Acronis this week announced that it has acquired 5nine, a company that specializes in cloud management and security solutions.Acronis says this is its first acquisition since it raised $147 million from Goldman Sachs in September, a funding round that resulted in Acronis becoming a unicorn company wit
Publish At:2019-12-12 10:15 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Data Pr

Microsoft Security Essentials Will Not Protect Windows 7 PCs After January 14, 2020

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) will stop protecting Windows 7 PCs on January 14, 2020, when support for Windows 7 is set to end.Organizations that cannot update their systems from Windows 7 to Windows 10 until January 14 can continue receiving patches for critical and important vulnerabilities for up to another three years if they purchase Extended Secu
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