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Nearly Half of Employees Don’t Know What to Do When Ransomware Hits

A survey revealed that approximately half of employees didn’t know how to respond in the event their organization suffered a ransomware infection.In its survey of North American business employees, Kaspersky found that 45% of respondents overall did not know the proper steps they should take in response to a ransomware attack.Respondents whose employer
Publish At:2020-04-02 17:12 | Read:92 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News prepara

Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars

What’s happened?Well, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) happened.Okay, smart alec. I know about that. What else is going on?Well, because so many people are (wisely) staying at home, they’re using videoconferencing and chat technology like Zoom to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.In fact, Zoom says that daily usage has soared from appr
Publish At:2020-04-02 13:24 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Coronaviru

VelvetSweatshop Technique Used by Attack Campaign to Deliver LimeRAT

An attack campaign leveraged the Excel VelvetSweatshop encryption technique to deliver samples of the LimeRAT malware family.According to Mimecast, those responsible for this attack campaign turned to VelvetSweatshop to enhance the efficacy of their efforts.Nefarious individuals have a history of using a password to encrypt malicious Excel spreadsheets. Doin
Publish At:2020-04-01 10:50 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Excel L

Mr and Mrs CISO: Security in the Age of the Lockdown

With so many of us frantically learning to juggle our roles as parents, workers and most recently teachers; is it just my wife and I who feel it necessary to monitor the online activity of our teenagers during this lockdown? Sure, there’s rich educational content out there, but it sits amongst social networks, streaming services, gaming consoles and a world
Publish At:2020-03-30 05:25 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection controls V

Tupperware Website Compromised with Credit Card Skimmer

Digital attackers compromised the website of kitchen and household products manufacturer Tupperware with a credit card skimmer.On March 20, researchers at Malwarebytes observed that attackers had compromised tupperware[.]com by hiding malicious code within an image file. This code activated when a user attempted to check out and complete their purchase on Tu
Publish At:2020-03-27 09:26 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News credit

Third-party data breach exposes GE employees’ personal information

Past and present employees of General Electric (GE) are learning that their sensitive information has been exposed by a data breach at a third-party service provider.Fortune 500 company GE says it was recently informed of a security breach at one of its partners, Canon Business Process Services.According to GE, between approximately February 3 – 14, 20
Publish At:2020-03-26 10:40 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data breac

Whatever happened to cryptojacking?

A couple of years ago it felt like you couldn’t turn your head in any direction without seeing another headline about cryptomining and – its more evil sibling – cryptojacking.Countless websites were hijacked, and injected with cryptocurrency-mining code designed to exploit the resources of visiting computers. Victims included the likes of t
Publish At:2020-03-19 14:00 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cryptojack

Food Delivery Website in Germany Targeted by DDoS Attackers

Malicious individuals targeted a food delivery website located in Germany with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.Jitse Groen, founder and CEO of the Germany-based food delivery service Takeaway (Lieferando.de), announced on March 18 that his company had suffered a DDoS attack.A #ddos attack on a food delivery website @takeaway in the middle of a
Publish At:2020-03-19 07:59 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DDoS Ge

Nefilim Ransomware Threatens to Release Victims’ Data within a Week

A newly discovered ransomware family called “Nefilim” told its victims that it would publish their stolen data within a week unless they paid their ransom.According to Bleeping Computer, Nefilim started up near the end of February 2020. The threat attracted the attention of security researchers because it shared much of the same code with version
Publish At:2020-03-18 13:01 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Nefilim

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication, and What Does It Have to Do with You?

Security isn’t a simple matter of caring or spending time reading manuals or being told what you can or can’t do. Security is understanding how to view the world from a different perspective. It’s a skill that people build over time, and it’s completely appropriate to start out small. If you can do nothing else, consider the access to your accounts, professi
Publish At:2020-03-16 23:05 | Read:222 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Access Management multi-fact

Cloudflare Worker Employed as C&C Server by BlackWater Malware

Security researchers spotted BlackWater malware leveraging a Cloudflare Worker for command-and-control (C&C) functionality.MalwareHunterTeam observed that the threat activity began with an RAR file called “Important – COVID-19.rar.” The file pretended to contain important information about the global COVID-19 outbreak, an event which ot
Publish At:2020-03-16 07:55 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News BlackWa

Working from Home during COVID-19? What You and Your Organization Need to Consider

First and foremost, our hearts go out to those around the world impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), who advises the country on public health, has indicated that the risk to the general public remains low and encourages Americans to go about their lives. Businesses and local communities a
Publish At:2020-03-16 00:20 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Network Security Policies an

Illinois Public Health Dept’s Website Went Down After NetWalker Attack

The website for a public health department in Illinois went down after the agency suffered a NetWalker ransomware attack.According to local media reports, officials at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) became aware of the ransomware attack on March 10 when the department’s website went down.It took the agency, which serves 210,000 pe
Publish At:2020-03-13 11:37 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Coronav

Phishing attacks exploit YouTube redirects to catch the unwary

Attackers are increasingly exploiting the fact that email gateways turn a blind eye to links to popular sites such as YouTube, in order to phish passwords from unsuspecting computer users.Researcher Ashley Trans of Cofense highlighted the threat in a blog post describing a recent phishing campaign.In the attack, an unsuspecting user receives an email which p
Publish At:2020-03-12 11:45 | Read:345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Phishing r

Spam Campaign Leverages IQY Files to Distribute Paradise Ransomware

Security researchers detected a spam campaign leveraging Internet Query (IQY) files in an attempt to distribute Paradise ransomware.Lastline observed that the campaign began by trying to trick users into opening an IQY file, an Excel-readable text file which downloads data from the web. As such, this file retrieved a malicious Excel formula from the attacker
Publish At:2020-03-11 08:38 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News IQY Par


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