Phished Credentials Caused Twice as Many Breaches Than Malware in the Past Year

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

Personal device use for remote work poses the biggest security risk to organisations safeguarding their increasingly mobile and cloud-based IT environment, according to a new survey of 100 UK-based senior IT security professionals. Conducted from March to May by Rant, the survey found 58 percent of respondents believe that network access from non-corporate and personally-owned […]

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Analysis of Half-a-Billion Emails Reveals Malware-less Email Attacks are on the Rise

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

FireEye analyzed over half-a-billion emails from 1H 2018, and found that 32% of email traffic seen in the first half of 2018 was considered ‘clean’ and actually delivered to an inbox. Their report also found that 1 in every 101 emails had malicious intent. When compared to the previous six-month period, the changes in both […]

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DDoS Attack Frequency Grows 40%, Low Volume Attacks Dominate

September 14, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

The frequency of DDoS attacks have once again risen, this time by 40% year on year, according to Corero Network Security. While frequency has increased, the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, of which 63% last five minutes or less. Perhaps more concerning is that, having faced one attack, one […]

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New Cold Boot Attack Unlocks Disk Encryption On Nearly All Modern PCs

September 14, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Security researchers have revealed a new attack to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information stored on most modern computers, even those with full disk encryption. The attack is a new variation of a traditional Cold Boot Attack, which is around since 2008 and lets attackers steal information that briefly remains in the memory […]

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Supermicro Servers Fixed After Insecure Firmware Updating Discovered

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

Researchers have sounded a warning about the security of Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) – a critical component that datacentres depend on to manage servers. According to Eclypsium, the BMC used by one server brand, Supermicro, has an insecure updating process that could allow an attacker to modify its firmware or run malware. Affecting X8 through […]

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Card Skimming Malware Found on Thousands of Magento-Based Sites

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

A card skimming operation has compromised 7,339 Magento-based online stores, allowing the attackers to quietly slurp payment card info as it’s being entered by customers. Flagged in early August by Peeter Marvet (in Estonian) and then by security researcher Willem de Groot these online shops were hit in the last six monts. “The average recovery […]

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Attackers Employ Social Engineering to Distribute New Banking Trojan

September 7, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Unknown attackers have begun using a sophisticated, new banking Trojan, dubbed CamuBot, to steal money from the business customers of several major banks in Brazil, a country sometimes used as a testing ground for financial malware that is about to be launched globally. IBM X-Force security researchers, who have been tracking the threat, this week […]

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More Organisations Moving From Proof of Concept to Initial SD-WAN Projects

September 3, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

One in five global companies has implemented an initial software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) project, while many more are at the proof of concept stage. This is according to survey results from Teneo, an ‘as a service’ technology provider. The study, conducted alongside Sapio Research and which polled 200 senior IT and networking managers in […]

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EU Telecoms Suffered 169 Major Security Incidents in 2017

September 3, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

ENISA, EU’s agency for network and information security, has released a report on major telecom security incidents that occurred in the EU in 2017. About the report Electronic communication providers in the EU have to report significant security incidents to the national telecom regulatory authorities (NRAs) in 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The […]

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Cybercriminals Shift Tools, Tactics and Procedures to Improve Infection Rates

August 31, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Trend Micro released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Cryptojacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency mining detections in 1H 2018 […]

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