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Mass-Scale Ransomware Attacks Providing Hackers the Ability to Earn Quick Money

Brian Baskin and Paramjeet Singh,
Carbon Black

During the past six months, the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) analysed more than 1,000 ransomware samples, categorising them into 150 families, and found the following: Attackers are looking to make quick, easy money with unsophisticated malware combined with sophisticated delivery methods. The majority of today’s ransomware aims to target the largest vulnerable population possible. “Ransomware as a Service ... Read More »

Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security Reveals the No. 1 Problem Area for End-Users is Protecting Confidential Information

Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announces the release of its 2017 Beyond the Phish Report. The analysis of more than 70 million questions and answers – a significant increase from 20 million in 2016 – across 10 categories identifies strengths and weaknesses tied both directly to phishing and threats beyond the ... Read More »

Businesses paid £222M to ransomware hackers last year, new Datto study finds

Datto, Inc. revealed the results of its second annual global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. As the largest survey of its kind, the report provides unique visibility into the current state of ransomware from more than 1,700 managed service providers (MSPs) who work with more than 100,000 small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. Ninety-nine percent of MSPs predict uptick ... Read More »

SEC Had Huge Cyber Weaknesses in January

Five critical weaknesses were discovered by the US Dept of Homeland Security as early as January, on SEC’s computers. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

1.385 MILLION New Phishing Sites created Monthly!

An average 46,000 phishing sites are created each week; that’s 1.385 million per month. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

Another Day, Another Data Breach- National Bank of Canada Hit

The National Bank of Canada has become the latest victim of a data breach. The bank said a technical glitch may have exposed the personal info of approx’ 400 customers earlier this week. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBT Read More »

New nRansomware demands Nude Pictures, not Bitcoin

A new ransomware, dubbed nRansomware, has been discovered and demands nude photographs of the victim rather than bitcoin.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL STORY: IBT Read More »

Get Ready for GDPR

Jonathan Armstrong,

The data protection and security landscape is all set for change next year with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  There will be regulatory burdens, but you can also use GDPR  to bring some focus on what you do and improve your security stance. If you’re serious about security, GDPR can help. Remember… The new rules are part ... Read More »

Never too early: Synopsys’ BSIMM8 study champions benchmarking in the early stages of Software Security Initiatives

For Synopsys, the trend towards more companies taking software security is nothing but a good thing. Having long championed the importance of integrating security into software, their latest BSIMM (Building security in Maturity Model) report will be an encouragement that the industry is sitting up and paying attention. Synopsys designed the BSIMM model in 2008, as a comprehensive tool for ... Read More »

$300 million: the total cost for TNT after NotPetya

The NotPetya cyber attack has reportedly cost TNT division about $300m (£221m). The company was one of several to have its computer systems severely disrupted by the ransomware outbreak in June. Company executives also acknowledged TNT had yet to fully restore all its IT operations and was expected to do so only at the end of the month. And they ... Read More »