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A command and control (C&C) server used for operating the CryptoBlock ransomware family has also been hosting stolen user credentials and other malware families, researchers say. [Read More]
Cybercriminals have been stealing payment card data from Magento stores by hijacking a payments extension [Read More]
The number of new malware variants that emerged in February 2017 was three times higher compared to January, nearly reaching the record-high levels registered in October 2016, Symantec reports. [Read More]
A newly discovered Linux malware family is targeting products from surveillance technology company AVTech via a CGI vulnerability that was disclosed in October 2016. [Read More]
Samas ransomware is using Active Directory to perform reconnaissance and then infect entire networks by exploiting a JBoss JMX-Console Authentication bypass (CVE-2010-0738) in front-facing servers. [Read More]
Government organizations in the Middle East targeted with RanRan, a ransomware that asks victims to make a political statement to recover encrypted files [Read More]
A remote code execution vulnerability affecting Apache Struts 2 has been exploited in the wild to deliver malware [Read More]
Cybercrime group tracked by FireEye as FIN7 targets personnel involved in SEC filings. At least 11 US organizations targeted [Read More]
WikiLeaks claims to have obtained files showing the hacking capabilities of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [Read More]
Researchers have demonstrated that malware running on Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) can attack the host and can be used to extract RSA private keys. [Read More]

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David Holmes's picture
A cyber espionage attack against Swiss defense firm RUAG was carried out by the Russia-linked hackers according to a report commissioned by the Swiss government.
Wade Williamson's picture
Behavioral detection models can focus in on what the attacker actually does, instead of relying on a set of signatures or known indicators of compromise that often lag behind attackers.
Jack Danahy's picture
Typical lockdown or encryption of a system happens within a minute or two of the ransomware’s execution. At that point, there are only two choices left: pay or start cleaning up.
Torsten George's picture
What do enterprises need to know about ransomware attacks and what can they do to minimize the risk of being victimized?
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
It is critical for business leadership to address the growing threat of ransomware as a business risk rather than a siloed IT issue.
Wade Williamson's picture
The evolution of ransomware from simple malware to more persistent attacks has a major impact on the way enterprise security teams have to think about mitigation.
Scott Gainey's picture
By monitoring for and detecting the underlying and shared behaviors of malware we can effectively stop ransomware infections before they can cause damage.
Shlomo Kramer's picture
Mid-market enterprises with limited resources and weak defenses are a particularly good target for ransomware attacks: they have just enough assets worth paying for, and the capital to do so.
Scott Gainey's picture
Companies need educate employees about ransomware, and the techniques criminals use to launch attacks such as phishing emails or distribution through social media channels.
Scott Gainey's picture
To replace antivirus, consider alternatives that integrate prediction, prevention, detection and remediation to protect against advanced threats that employ a wide variety of attack vectors.