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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 »

The profit margins benefiting criminals from illegal DDoS services

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have studied the DDoS services available on the black market and determined just how far this illegal business has advanced, as well as the extent of its popularity and profitability. The worrying news is that arranging an attack costs as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions, ... Read More »

Curses! Mobile Banking Malware ‘Swearing Trojan’ Lives on, Despite Police Actions

A foul-mouthed Android banking trojan that once appeared neutralized after its distributors were rounded up in a police raid has shown new signs of life, suggesting the operation was larger than originally thought, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported on Tuesday. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

3,000 Industrial Plants Per Year Infected with Malware

Targeted industrial control systems-themed malware is less prevalent yet persistent, including one variant posing as Siemens PLC firmware that has been in action since 2013, researchers find. A piece of crimeware posing as legitimate Siemens PLC software has been in circulation for four years by an unknown attack group attempting to infect industrial networks mainly in the US. View full story ... Read More »

Ultima: 1/3 of UK companies failing to educate staff about Cyber Security

A recent survey by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey found that 65% of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto their mobile devices, and 68% of companies do not have an awareness ... Read More »

Ixia’s security report shows organizations still vulnerable to brute force attacks

Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has announced the release of the first Ixia Security Report, a summation of 2016’s biggest security events including findings from Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, which uses a global network of honeypots and web crawlers to actively identify known and unknown malware, attack vectors and application ... Read More »

The dawn of the DDoS of Things (DoT)

Dr Chase Cunningham, Director of Cyber Operations,
A10 Networks

Last year saw an unprecedented uptick in the volume, size and scope of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Led mostly by the Mirai malware, this drumfire of DDoS attacks took advantage of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices to build massive botnets and launch mammoth DDoS attacks, the likes of which the industry had never seen. For the first ... Read More »

Bad Bots Running Wild Online

Nearly every website containing a login page is under attack from bots looking to access the site, a new report has revealed. Distil’s 2017 Bad Bot Report, which looks back at 2016’s bot activity, found that 96% of websites with a login elements were hit by bot activity, while 97% of sites with proprietary content and/or pricing were hit by unwanted ... Read More »