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Independent Study Reveals 82% of Service Providers see Clear Business Opportunity in Providing Premium DDoS Protection-as-a-Service to Their Customers

Corero Network Security announced this week the results of the second annual study of service providers, with the objective uncovering the drivers, benefits, and barriers to enhanced DDoS protection with providers offering services like VoIP, UC, transit, public and private cloud services and E-Line and E-LAN functionality. The findings offer valuable insights into the group’s needs for positioning DDoS protection ... Read More »

WannaCry: Ransom note analysis throws up new clues

As the world works towards identifying the perpetrators of the WannaCry ransomware campaign, one group of cybersecurity researchers says they’ve likely determined the native language of the writer of the ransom note, another potential step towards attributing the attack. A number of cybersecurity firms have tentatively linked the attack to North Korea, but now analysis of WannaCry ransom notes in 28 languages ... Read More »

Android Users Tricked Into Installing Malware Via “App-For-Money” Scheme

An eight-month-long investigation by Roman Unuchek, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, has uncovered one of the most complex malware distribution schemes seen to date on the Android malware scene. According to Unuchek, for the last year, the criminal group behind the Ztorg Android trojan has been using so-called “rewards apps,” to deliver malware on the devices of unsuspecting users. ... Read More »

Russian Cron Malware Operators Arrested Before Banking Malware Taken Abroad

Russian security firm Group IB writes that the raids also thwarted plans to take the malware campaign to other countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Turkey, Singapore, Australia, and the United States. According to the Russian Interior Ministry, the hackers managed to steal about 50 million roubles, which equals close to $900,000. Compared to other similar campaigns, this is not the largest ... Read More »

WannaCry ransomware attack: How UK businesses can stay protected online

Earlier this month, businesses and organisations of all sizes from around the world were hit by a large-scale cyber attack, known as WannaCry, leaving them unable to access systems and data. The attack continued to affect companies over the days that have followed. WannaCry is a form of ransomware, meaning it is a computer virus which encrypts files and keeps ... Read More »

Thousands hit by Debenhams Cyber Attack

British high street giant Debenhams has become the latest retailer to be hit by a data breach as it was reported that thousands have been effected by card-stealing malware. Around 26,000 customers of Debenhams Flowers website personal and financial details such as payment information, names and addresses stolen during the breach, which took place between 24 February and 11 April. ... Read More »

The Age of NGAV Has Arrived and It’s Here to Stay

Mike Viscuso, CTO,
Carbon Black

The tide is shifting when it comes to replacing legacy antivirus. Five years ago, maybe 10 percent of organisations said they were ready to replace it. Today, that number is about 80 or 90 percent.  A big part of the desire to shift has to do with the evolving attack landscape – specifically the increase seen in non-malware attacks. Recent ... Read More »

Non-malware is a ticking time bomb

Eric O'Neill. National Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

Non-malware is a massive and growing cybersecurity issue. Recent research from Carbon Black has shown that the issue is akin to a ticking time bomb with nearly two thirds (64%) of security researchers reporting that they’ve seen an increase in non-malware attacks since the beginning of 2016. The vast majority (93%) of security researchers surveyed also said non-malware attacks pose ... Read More »

New research reveals that 30 percent of malware attacks are zero day exploits

Thirty percent of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions, according to research published today in WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises. The results from Q4 2016, confirm that cyber criminals’ capability to automatically repack or ... Read More »

Lastline Announces Lastline Labs

Lastline has introduced Lastline Labs, its internal research group and innovative core.  Lastline Labs brings together some of the most brilliant minds in the threat prevention community to collaborate and develop advanced cyber security solutions that successfully detect sophisticated threats and evasive malware. Lastline Labs focuses on innovating the field of advanced threat protection with an effective, scalable, and applicable approach ... Read More »