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‘Excellent Job, Thanks’: You May Never Know about the Cybersecurity Incidents Caused by Your Employees

Employees hide IT security incidents in 40 per cent of businesses around the world – that’s according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, “Human Factor in IT Security: How Employees are Making Businesses Vulnerable from Within”. With 46 per cent of IT security incidents caused by employees each year, this business vulnerability must be addressed on ... Read More »

Massive AdGholas Malvertising Campaign Infects Millions

A massive malvertising network has been infecting as many as one million computers per day with a variety of geo-focused banking trojans. Named AdGholas, researchers say that it has been operating since 2015, infecting thousands of victims every day using a sophisticated combination of techniques that include filtering and steganography. It was receiving high-quality traffic from a variety of high rank ... Read More »

NotPetya Ransomware Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Matt Hillman,
Principle Security Researcher on MWR’s Countercept division

What has happened? A new outbreak of ransomware, a form of malware which encrypts your files and demands a ransom payment to recover them, has hit organisations globally. It appears to be a derivative of the previously seen Petya ransomware, but with some differences. Many researchers have cast doubt on whether this really is a variant of Petya or something ... Read More »

WannaCry virus fails to stimulate surge in Cyber insurance, according to FWD broker research

The recent ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus attack was heralded as the wake-up call for businesses concerned about their cyber security. A recent survey of 250 UK insurance broking firms, however, shows that following the attack there has surprisingly been little increase at all in the number of enquiries for Cyber insurance cover. The research, carried out by research and communications consultancy ... Read More »

Rebuffing Ransomware: Common Sense Advice from CompTIA

The Petya ransomware attack – the second major global cyberattack in two months – left a trail of locked computers and compromised networks in some 65 countries around the world. Like the WannaCry attack in May, Petya this week exposed weaknesses in cybersecurity defenses. It also reinforces the notion that it’s a case of when, not if, your organisation will ... Read More »

Variant of Marcher Android malware poses as Flash Player update

Developers of the Android banking malware Marcher are now disguising the trojan as an Adobe Flash Player update, the cloud security company Zscaler has reported in a Thursday blog post.   View Full story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

Locky Ransomware Returns, but Targets Only Windows XP & Vista

The Locky ransomware is back, spreading via a massive wave of spam emails distributed by the Necurs botnet, but the campaign appears to be a half-baked effort because the ransomware is not able to encrypt files on modern Windows OS versions, locking files only on old Windows XP & Vista machines.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

AdGholas malvertisers experiment with ransomware, delivered through AstrumEK

The AdGholas malvertising threat group conducted a new campaign in May and June 2017 using the Astrum exploit kit to infect victims with Mole ransomware – an unusual change-up for these adversaries, who historically have favored banking trojans, according to researchers from Trend Micro and Proofpoint. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

Ransom-Aware: Carbon Black Survey Finds 7 of 10 Consumers Would Consider Leaving a Business Hit By Ransomware

Mike Viscuso,
CTO, Carbon Black

WannaCry brought the threat posed by cybercriminals into the public consciousness in a way that had not really been seen before. Temporarily crippling the NHS brought the dangers of cyber-attacks to reality and demonstrated that organisations need to be taking the problem of all forms of cybercrime seriously. Ransomware is a particularly devastating form of attack that a successful attack ... Read More »

Top tips for protecting your brand against cyber attacks

MarkMonitor®, the global leader in enterprise brand protection is advising businesses to act now in order to protect themselves against cyber attacks. These attacks come in all different shapes and sizes, and as we have seen from recent global attacks, no brand can truly consider themselves safe. What’s more, with both the rate and sophistication of cyberattacks continually increasing, brands ... Read More »