Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
The cryptominer was recently discovered when attackers targeted internet-facing database servers (SQL servers), and the MrbMiner was downloaded and installed.
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22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
Sophos named a Numbering Authority in CVE programme
The programme, which runs an open data registry of vulnerabilities, enables programme stakeholders to correlate vulnerability information used to protect systems against attacks.
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
Holistic web protection market to reach $3.63bn by 2025
Retail, banking and technology sectors are driving the global holistic web protection market, according to new findings from Frost and Sullivan.
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
The new 4K NVR Enforcer Kit was named a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honouree.
McAfee names ThreatQ innovation partner of the year
ThreatQuotient has been named McAfee Global Security Innovation Alliance Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Palo Alto Networks advances attack surface management with Expanse
"By integrating Expanse's attack surface management capabilities into Cortex after closing, we will be able to offer the first solution that combines the outside view of an organisation's attack surface with an inside view to proactively address all security threats."
PDI acquires Cybera and ControlScan MSS to protect against security threats
The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, the company states.
Fortinet promises free cybersecurity training until skills gap trend reverses
"We are committed to continue offering the entire catalogue of self-paced Network Security Expert training at no cost until we see the skills gap trend reverse."
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
The best DDoS protection depends on the use case
On-demand, always-on and hybrid models provide different services for different needs, writes Radware product marketing manager Eyal Arazi.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
Quantea and Attivo Networks launch joint network security solution
"Attivo and Quantea together provide advanced, real-time, in-network threat detection and improved incident response."
Kaseya announces unified RMM solution
The new unified remote monitoring and management solution is a major component of Kaseya VSA.
Worldwide cybersecurity spending to increase 10% in 2021 — Canalys
This will contribute to a swelling of the valuation of the cybersecurity market, which is set to reach $60.2 billion this year.
BackupAssist partners with Wasabi for greater cyber-resilience
This partnership provides customers with an up to 80% less expensive solution that is faster than the competition for achieving enterprise-grade cyber-resilience, the company states.
Ministry of Defence reports 546 potential data breaches over the year
In total there were 546 reported incidents of potential data breaches in the most recent financial year, up from 463 in the previous year (2018/19).
CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council, led by 16 security execs
The new body will be co-chaired by Tech Data director of security solutions Tracy Holtz, and Alvaka Networks chief operating officer and chief information security officer Kevin McDonald.
Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors.
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
SASE vs zero trust – or the best of both worlds
Zero trust and SASE work together by converging a least-privilege access strategy with an architecture that simplifies how highly distributed users, BYOD, and cloud resources are secured.
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS tackle hybrid and multi-cloud security
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS, a cybersecurity consulting company, are teaming up to tackle the challenge of security around digital transformation and hybrid cloud.
SOC as a Service market on the up, driven by greater focus on security
The global System On a Chip (SOC) as a Service market is set to reach US$676.8 million by 2026, according to a new study from Valuates Reports.
Malware variants becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and evolved
"The modern threat landscape and ongoing evolution of malware are loud factors pushing every business to understand and identify modern malware threats and the necessary precautions to take to protect against them."
Scammers target victims using COVID vaccine news
Security experts are warning consumers to watch for phishing attempts linked to vaccine news.
Malware vendors look to marketing to spread Android RAT
What happens when an Android malware vendor teams up with a marketer? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
Kaspersky discovers COVID-19 research related cyber threats
Kaspersky researchers have identified two APT incidents that targeted entities related to COVID-19 research - a Ministry of Health body and a pharmaceutical company.
Entrust acquires HyTrust, with aim to improve data encryption solutions
Entrust says the acquisition will bolster its effort to deliver data protection and compliance solutions to its customers, while accelerating their digital transformations.
Online gaming a 'hotbed' for DDoS attacks — report
The latency and availability issues present in online gaming, in particular, presented an attractive target to attackers, in addition to the enduring popularity of gaming in the era of COVID-19.
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
LogRhythm buys out MistNet to bolster analytics capabilities
LogRhythm says its aim is to bring stronger levels of machine learning-based detection and response.
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
New research reveals evolving tactics attackers use to trick victims
"Attackers prefer to use COVID-19 in their less targeted scamming attacks that focus on fake cures and donations."
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