According to the Symantec 2017 Internet Security Threat Report, the average ransom demand has reached over $1000 in the last year. Therefore, it is critical to take steps to prevent infection and be prepared to restore from backup if prevention fails. A crypto ransomware attack can take hostage not only data stored on a company’s individual computers, but also the files on its servers and cloud-based file-sharing systems — leading to financial losses, stopping business … More →
While USB drives are ubiquitous for employees across all industries, security policies for these devices are often severely outdated or grossly inadequate for protecting critical enterprise data, according to Apricorn. By failing to effectively monitor USB usage, organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches, as well as putting their clients’ and employees’ personal information at risk. While nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, only 20 percent of them are utilizing … More →
A data dump containing over 1.4 billion email addresses and clear text credentials is offered for download in an underground community forum. What’s so special about this data dump? For one, it’s the largest one to date. “This dump aggregates 252 previous breaches, including known credential lists such as Anti Public and Exploit.in, decrypted passwords of known breaches like LinkedIn as well as smaller breaches like Bitcoin and Pastebin sites,” 4iQ founder and CTO Julio … More →
RiskIQ analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than 2 billion daily scanned resources. In listing and analyzing the app stores hosting the most malicious mobile apps and the most prolific developers of malicious apps, their Q3 mobile threat landscape report documents an increase in blacklisted apps over Q2, as well as the continued issues of imitation and trojan apps in official app stores and the emergence of the massive WireX mobile botnet. Total number … More →
The Necurs botnet has returned to the top ten most prevalent malware during November 2017, as cybercriminals used it to distribute a new form of ransomware, according to Check Point. Researchers found that hackers were using Necurs, considered to be the largest spam botnet in the world, to distribute the relatively new Scarab ransomware that was first seen in June 2017. The Necurs botnet started mass distribution of Scarab during the Thanksgiving holiday, sending over … More →
And a Switch version means you can take those Hadokens on the move.
Got an Android-powered smartwatch? You need to check this list.
Apple's acquisition plans for Shazam point to one thing: Siri.
It's a bit of a rumour, but it certainly makes sense.
New Gemini Lake processors are aimed at productivity and connectivity.
Thunder Shock your iPhone.
Sometimes we think email is taking over our lives...
A massive new IoT botnet dubbed Satori has emerged, which security researchers fear, can launch crippling attacks at any time. A
Researchers believe a suspected Iranian APT group is responsible for a recent cyber-espionage operation that targeted a Middle Eastern government organisation.
Prodigy's FIRESTARTER intensifies...
Bitcoin hits an all-time high because of futures trading, but what is it all about?
HP patches touchpad driver, but hackers could exploit flaw to spy on users .
A stealthy group of Russian-speaking hackers has been targeting financial organizations (banks, credit unions, lenders) in the US and Russia, stealing money and documentation that could be used for new attacks. The targets The group’s operations have been detailed in a report by Russian cyber attack investigators Group-IB, who investigated over 20 attacks that have been traced back to MoneyTaker (as they’ve dubbed the hacking outfit). MoneyTaker hackers seem to have a preference for small … More →
For the second time this year, a security researcher unearthed a keylogger in a driver used on a number of HP laptops. The first time was earlier this year, when Swiss security firm modzero AG discovered a keylogger in Conexant HP audio drivers that stored records of keystrokes in a file in the public folder, unencrypted. This time, the keylogger was spotted by security researcher Michael Myng (aka “ZwClose”) while rifling through the Synaptics Touchpad … More →
In the third quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 16 percent year over year, while shipments grew 5.1 percent from the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. “The third quarter of 2017 produced continued growth on a global level with varying regional results,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “A build-out of infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations was the main driver for growth in the server market for the … More →