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Necurs Botnet Goes Phishing for Banks

August 17, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A new Necurs botnet campaign targets thousands of banks with a malicious file dropping the FlawedAmmyy remote-access Trojan. The Necurs botnet has resurfaced in a new phishing campaign targeting banks with malicious Microsoft Publisher and PDF files packed with the FlawedAmmyy remote-access Trojan. Cofense researchers first detected the campaign early on August 15 and have […]

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2.6 Billion Records Exposed in 2,300 Disclosed Breaches so Far This Year

August 17, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Risk Based Security released its Mid-Year 2018 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 2,308 publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30th. After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace. At the mid-year point, 2018 closely […]

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15,000-strong Army of Twitter Robots Found Spreading Cryptocurrency Spam

August 13, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Twitter may be fighting the bot battle, but it’s still got plenty of multi-legged e-millipedes crawling around its ecosystem. That was evidenced by a large, cryptocurrency scam-spewing collection of robot accounts – at least 15,000 of them – found by Duo Security researchers while they were conducting a three month study. The researchers announced the […]

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Comcast Xfinity Web Flaws Exposed Customer Data

August 13, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

There is no comfortable way for an organisation to learn that its website is leaking customer data but one of the most alarming must surely be getting that bad news from a journalist. This is what appears to have happened to US communications giant Comcast Xfinity, which has had to patch two significant web vulnerabilities […]

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IoT Malware Found Hitting Airplanes’ SATCOM Systems

August 10, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

In 2014, IOActive researchers revealed security vulnerabilities they found in the most widely deployed satellite communications terminals and presented potential scenarios attackers could exploit once SATCOM systems have been compromised in the aviation, maritime, and military sectors. In 2018, they demonstrated that some of these theoretical scenarios are, unfortunately, still actually possible. Ruben Santamarta, principal […]

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Only 8% of Organizations Have Effective DevSecOps Practices

August 10, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

92 percent of organizations struggle to implement security into the entire DevOps process despite most saying they want to do so – a staggering capability gap exposed in the new, global data report commissioned by Checkmarx. The study spotlights the biggest barriers to securing software today depending on where organizations sit on the DevOps maturity […]

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Website Performance Factors You Should Monitor and Optimize

August 9, 2018 Published in: Website Speed Author: Vedran Bozicevic

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Your website is the face of your business. It’s a crucial business asset through which potential customers learn more about your brand and make buying decisions. Since modern customers have a myriad of options, it’s important to provide them with the best possible user experience on your website to nudge them to buy. And one […]

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Rise in Email Impersonation Attacks Makes Companies Re-Assess Their Security Efforts

August 6, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Most companies believe they’ve experienced serious data breaches driven by email impersonation in the past 12 months – but are not doing nearly enough to prevent future impersonation attacks, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The study found that IT security professionals were most worried about email as the source for […]

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SamSam Ransomware Attacks Extorted Nearly $6 Million

August 6, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Ransomware has become a multimillion-dollar black market business for cybercriminals, and SamSam being a great example. New research revealed that the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from its victims since December 2015, when the cyber gang behind the ransomware started distributing the malware in the wild. Researchers at Sophos have tracked Bitcoin addresses […]

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Cloud WAF: Overview and Benefits

August 2, 2018 Published in: Security Author: Vedran Bozicevic

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Enterprises face daily cyber-threats which can cause revenue loss and damage to their reputation. To protect themselves against malicious actors, they employ various cyber-security measures, one of which is web application firewall (WAF). The area of Web Application security is a growing concern for enterprise organizations. Half of all attacks are directed at web applications […]

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