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How to take your company into the cloud and telecommute securely

A growing number of organizations are opting to migrate their data and applications to the cloud given the numerous benefits that this delivers: cost savings on server maintenance, scalability, and easy access to data from anywhere, to name just three. The latter is particularly important today due to the massive increase in telecommuting in response to the
Publish At:2020-09-15 08:10 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adaptive Defense Business News advanced cybersecurity b2b cl

Over 18K COVID-19 Patients’ Data Mistakenly Exposed by NHS Trust

A National Health Service (NHS) Trust revealed that it had mistakenly uploaded the personal information of over 18,000 people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).On September 14, Public Health Wales announced in a web statement that the data breach had occurred back on the afternoon of August 30, 2020.This notice explained that
Publish At:2020-09-14 18:18 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News COVID-1

Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions. These sometimes helpful online tools that work directly with the Google Chrome browser can pull off a variety of tric
Publish At:2020-09-14 13:15 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast advanced persistent threats APT Center for Public He

Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

Last year, credentials for PayPal, Facebook, and Airbnb were among the top goods on high demand in the dark web, aka the Internet’s underground market. But due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with most of the worldwide population sheltering, working, and studying indoors, many facets of life have made a full 180-degree turn—including the criminal world.
Publish At:2020-09-10 19:18 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime 2fa airbnb Cash App covid-19 Dark Web Dark Web Ma

How to Leverage MTD Solutions to Comply with NIST 800-124r2 Guidelines

Prior to the global pandemic, we were beginning to see a shift in companies realizing the need for mobile device and app security. Private and public sector organizations alike, began to see how hackers were breaching and compromising mobile devices and – in turn – putting their employees and the companies themselves at risk.  And then came COVI
Publish At:2020-09-08 14:42 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Threat Defense COVID-19 MFA MTD NIST VPN

SMB cybersecurity posture weakened by COVID-19, Labs report finds

In August, Malwarebytes Labs analyzed the damage caused by COVID-19 to business cybersecurity. Because of immediate, mandated transitions to working from home (WFH), businesses across the United States suffered more data breaches, lost more dollars, and increased their overall attack surfaces, all while experiencing a worrying lack of cybersecurity awareness
Publish At:2020-09-04 18:40 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports business security covid-19 cybersecurity cybersecuri

Covid-19 Exposure Logging: Key Privacy Considerations

Recently, both Apple and Google released new updates for iPhone and Android devices. One feature that was added was “Covid-19 Exposure Logging.” The feature is off (for now), and according to the text that accompanies the app, when turned on, it is set to communicate via Bluetooth to other devices.iPhone Android My initial response was that we are
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:25 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare Android Apple COVID-19 crowdsou

How to keep K–12 distance learners cybersecure this school year

With the pandemic still in full swing, educational institutions across the US are kicking off the 2020–2021 school year in widely different ways, from re-opening classrooms to full-time distance learning. Sadly, as schools embracing virtual instruction struggle with compounding IT challenges on top of an already brittle infrastructure, they are nowhere near
Publish At:2020-09-02 15:53 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos back to school back to school cybersecurity covid-19

Zero-day attacks: the cyber equivalent of COVID-19

Cybersecurity has changed markedly over the last few years. The first malware dates back to the 1970s and led to the creation of the first antivirus -Reaper-, designed to detect computers infected with the malware Creeper and remove it. Since then, cybersecurity has become increasingly important and is now an essential consideration for any organization. Thi
Publish At:2020-08-28 18:29 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adaptive Defense Business Malware b2b covid-19 zero day cybe

A week in security (August 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity, dug into some pandemic stats in terms of how workforces coped with going remote, and served up a crash course on malware detection. Our most recent Lock and Code podcast explored the safety of parental monitoring apps. Other cybersecurity news Under lock an
Publish At:2020-08-24 13:03 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Malwarebytes news a week in security awis

FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued a joint alert to warn about the growing threat from voice phishing or “vishing” attacks targeting companies. The advisory came less than 24 hours after KrebsOnSecurity published an in-depth look at a crime group offering a
Publish At:2020-08-21 18:13 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Security Tools The Coming Storm CISA COVID-1

The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity

As if stress levels in the healthcare industry weren’t high enough due to the COVID-19 pandemic, risks to its already fragile cybersecurity infrastructure are at an all-time high. From increased cyberattacks to exacerbated vulnerabilities to costly human errors, if healthcare cybersecurity wasn’t circling the drain before, COVID-19 sent it into a tails
Publish At:2020-08-18 16:29 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure covid-19 healthcare healthcare cybersec

Security Execs’ Advice on Overcoming the Challenges of Remote Work

At the outset of the global coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many organizations decided to enforce social distancing by requiring that their employees begin working from home. This decision changed the fundamental way in which many employees were accustomed to working. It also created new security challenges for organizations that had larger remote work
Publish At:2020-08-18 02:12 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles COVID-19 remote work work from home

CISA Warns of Phishing Emails Leading to Spoofed COVID-19 Relief Page

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned that phishing emails are redirecting recipients to spoofed COVID-19 loan relief pages.On August 12, CISA announced its discovery of the attack campaign in Alert (AA20-225A):The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who
Publish At:2020-08-13 08:59 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News CISA CO

Why Australian Data Breach Numbers Are Underreported

Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) published its periodic statistical report on data breaches  – occurring in Australia during the first half of 2020 – received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. According to the report, there was a three percent decrease in the number of data breaches reported t
Publish At:2020-08-10 13:45 | Read:343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Australia coronavirus COVID-19 Data Breach m

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