DNS Hijacking Campaign Targets Organizations Globally

January 11, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Attackers believed to be working out of Iran have manipulated the DNS records of dozens of organizations around the globe to intercept and record their network traffic in what appears to be a large and growing espionage campaign. Among those affected are commercial entities, government organizations, Internet infrastructure providers, and telecommunications firms in North America, […]

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CloudEndure Confirms Acquisition by Amazon Web Services

January 11, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

It’s official: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has acquired Israeli cloud disaster recovery and backup specialists CloudEndure. The news had been rumoured over the past few days, yet a short announcement from CloudEndure this morning confirmed the news. The company said no more other than that the acquisition “expands [its] ability to deliver innovative and flexible […]

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The Attack Surface is Growing Faster Than it Has at Any Other Point in the History of Technology

January 7, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Avast launched its annual Threat Landscape Report, detailing the biggest security trends facing consumers in 2019 as collected by the Avast Threat Labs team. Some of the key security trends that will evolve or continue to impact consumers in 2019 include: The dawn of adversarial AI IoT threats will become more sophisticated Router attacks will […]

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How Intel Has Responded to Spectre and Meltdown

January 7, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

In January of 2018, the world was introduced to two game-changing CPU vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, that brought “speculative execution side-channel vulnerability” into the enterprise IT security lexicon. Since then, a number of variants of the initial vulnerabilities have been found, along with new vulnerabilities taking advantage of similar functions within the CPUs. Early on, […]

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Emotet Malware Gets More Aggressive

January 4, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Emotet, a nasty botnet and popular malware family, has proven increasingly dangerous over the past year as its operators adopt new tactics. Now armed with the ability to drop additional payloads and arriving via business email compromise (BEC), it’s become a major threat to organizations. Security watchers are wary of Emotet, which was among the […]

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Attackers Use Google Cloud to Target US, UK Banks

January 4, 2019 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A malicious email campaign has been found abusing a Google Cloud Storage service to host a payload sent to employees of financial services organizations, Menlo Labs researchers report. The threat appears to have been active in the US and UK since August 2018. Victims receive emails containing links to archive files; researchers say all instances […]

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Ten New Data Centers: Cloudflare Expands Global Network to 165 Cities

December 21, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Cloudflare announced the addition of ten new data centers across the United States, Bahrain, Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan and France (Réunion). They’re delighted to help improve the performance and security of over 12 million domains across these diverse countries that collectively represent about half a billion Internet users. The global network now spans 165 cities, with […]

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McAfee Researchers Analyze Cybercriminal Markets, Reveal Tactics, Targets

December 21, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2018, examining activity in the cybercriminal underground and the evolution of cyber threats in Q3 2018. McAfee Labs saw an average of 480 new threats per minute and a sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices. The third quarter of 2018 saw the Dream, Wall Street, and […]

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Cybercrime Is World’s Biggest Criminal Growth Industry

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

According to a new report, no crime is growing faster in the US than cybercrime, and it is increasing in size, sophistication, and cost. The “Official 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report,” is based on research conducted by Cybersecurity Ventures and sponsored by Herjavec Group. It predicts that cybercrime will cost companies across the world $6 trillion […]

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Critical SQLite Flaw Leaves Millions of Apps Vulnerable to Hackers

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

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in widely used SQLite database software that exposes billions of deployments to hackers. Dubbed as ‘Magellan’ by Tencent’s Blade security team, the newly discovered SQLite flaw could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary or malicious code on affected devices, leak program memory or crash applications. SQLite is a […]

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