Before organizations engage in gnashing of teeth over the "ignorant user" and the cost of training, think about how much email users encounter and whether corporate communications look like phishes themselves.
Uou can imagine the pain that was caused to pub quiz cheats and students writing essays this weekend when crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, one of the world’s most popular websites, was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The China-linked APT group Thrip is continuing to target entities in Southeast Asia even after its activity was uncovered by Symantec. Experts at SymantecÂ first exposed the activity of the Chinese-linked APT Thrip in 2018, now the security firm confirms that cyber espionage group has continued to carry out attacks in South East Asia. In June […]
Security researchers discovered a new variant of the PsiXBot modular malware with a new sextortion module and designed to useÂ Google\'s DNS over HTTPS (DoH) service to get command and control (C2) domain addresses. [...]
Mozilla is starting to roll out encrypted web domain name requests by default, starting with a trial run in the US. The move aims to prevent malicious actors from snooping on browser activity, in a major boost for user privacy. Twitter Reactions: And while on the topic of DoH, here's another reason why I don't …
Le spécialiste en cybersécurité Proofpoint dévoile aujourd\'hui les résultats de son rapport annuel sur le facteur humain (Human Factor Report), qui explique comment les cybercriminels Åuvrent pour exploiter les failles humaines et non les failles logicielles afin d\'extorquer de l\'argent ou des données.
A coordinated ransomware attack hit 22 Texas local governments, but none of the impacted municipalities paid the ransom demand, which was $2.5 million collective, to be paid in Bitcoin. No municipality paid ransoms in 'coordinated ransomware attack' that hit Texas https://t.co/6EfLtAqht0 via @ZDNet & @campuscodi — Projectstage (@TweetEraser) September 9, 2019
The Telegram encrypted messaging app released version 5.11 of their mobile client to fix a serious privacy bug that could allowÂ a recipient to view images or files even after they were deleted by the sender. As this app has over 100 million downloads from the Google Play Store alone, this could be a major privacy violation for many u [...]
Britain should be prepared for a Category 1 cyber security emergency, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This means that national security, the economy, and even the nation’s lives will be at risk. However, despite this harsh warning, UK businesses still aren’t taking proactive and potentially preventative action to stop these attacks from happening. So just where are UK businesses going wrong and can they turn things around before it’s too late?
How businesses have responded
Since Brexit was announced in June 2016, 53% of UK businesses have increased their cyber security, according to latest statistics. This is as a direct result of industry data being published which revealed that malware, phishing, and ransomware attacks will become the biggest threats once Britain leaves the EU. However, despite these efforts being made, figures reveal that British businesses have the smallest cyber security budget compared to any other country. They typically spend less than £900,000, whereas the average across the world is $1.46 million.
At risk of a Category 1 cyber attack
A Category 1 cyber attack is described by the NCSC as “A cyber attack which causes sustained disruption of UK essential services or affects UK national security, leading to severe economic or social consequences or to loss of life.” To date, the UK has never witnessed such an attack. Although, one of the most severe attacks in recent times was the 2017 NHS cyber attack which was classed as a Category 2 due to there being no imminent threat to life.
The NCSC says that they typically prevent 10 cyber attacks from occurring on a daily basis. However, as the organization believes that hostility from neighbouring nations is what drives these attacks every single day, they say that it’s only a matter of time before a Category 1 attack launches the country into chaos. NCSC's CEO Ciaran Martin states that "I remain in little doubt we will be tested to the full, as a centre, and as a nation, by a major incident at some point in the years ahead, what we would call a Category 1 attack."
Three years after the Mirai botnet launched some of the biggest denial of service attacks ever seen, DDoS is a bigger problem and ever. Even worse: we stand on the made up of webcams and other Internet of things as technologies like 5G bring greater bandwidth to connected endpoints. In this podcast, we speak with Hardik Modi, the senior director...
This new iteration of Purple Fox that we came across, also being delivered by Rig, has a few new tricks up its sleeve. It retains its rootkit component by abusing publicly available code. It now also eschews its use of NSIS in favor of abusing PowerShell, making Purple Fox capable of fileless infection. It also incorporated additional exploits to its infection chain, most likely as a foolproof mechanism to ensure that it can still infect the system. Purple Fox is a downloader malware; besides retrieving and executing cryptocurrency-mining threats, it can also deliver other kinds of malware.
UK\'s National Cyber Security Centre urges organizations worried about Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks to implement mitigation measures following a worldwide Wikipedia outage caused by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
Google\'s Report On iPhone Exploit Was Exaggerated, Says Apple Last week, Google in a blog post had announced that its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and Project Zero had discovered a series of iOS exploit chains in the wild that were designed to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years.Â They were being used […]
>Reading Time: 7minutes If your organization does business with customers in multiple regions and thus must comply with multiple data privacy regulations, it helps to address them as a single, combined initiative.
The popular free online encyclopedia Wikipedia was not reachable following what it has described as a “malicious attack”. Popular online reference website Wikipedia went down in several countries after the server of the Wikimedia Foundation that host it were hit by a “massive” Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The news of intermittent outages was […]
Threat actors continue to use socially-engineered attacks across email, cloud applications, and social media to exploit human instincts and lure people to click Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT),Â a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced its annual Human Factor report findings, which highlight the ways in which cybercriminals target people, rather than systems and infrastructure, to …