It’s always DNS, including on July, 2020’s Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:55:40 +0000

For our roundup of July, 2020&#8217;s Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft today published a few patches that need quick attention. Microsoft fixes 123 vulnerabilities across their product lines this month including 20 classified as Critical, and a whopping 103 flagged as Important.  As usual all the additional details can be found in the Security Update Guide Release [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/Bm6G-sYuU1g” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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RATicate upgrades “RATs as a Service” attacks with commercial “crypter”

Credit to Author: markelpicado| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:00:28 +0000

In May, we reported initial findings on RATicate, a group of actors spreading remote administration tools (RATs) and other information-stealing malware at least since last year. We tracked multiple malicious spam (&#8220;malspam&#8221;) email campaigns from the group, with attached installers that usually posed as documents related to financial transactions. In recent campaigns, the group&#8217;s tactics [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/H5wbQznwSjc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Cloud security best practices

Credit to Author: Rich Beckett| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:30:54 +0000

Analysis of public cloud accounts across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform reveals a silver lining when it comes to the protection of cloud data. New research shows that in the last year, 70% of organizations that use public cloud services experienced a security incident. These incidents included attacks from ransomware and [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/DjKfGEHM7x8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Five reasons to upgrade to Intercept X

Credit to Author: Alex Gardner| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:20:49 +0000

It has never been a better time to make the switch to Intercept X. Recently we launched enhanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities that give users the power to ask detailed threat hunting and IT operations questions and quickly get the answers they need. That’s in addition to other new features such as Antimalware [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/bh87Ly6EPQE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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New options for your XG Firewall

Credit to Author: Chris McCormack| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:41:04 +0000

With XG Firewall v18, there are a variety of great upgrade options that you can take advantage of to significantly enhance your network protection, performance, and management capabilities. Protection upgrades Do you have Sophos Sandstorm Protection?  It’s a must-have. Sandstorm Protection is available as an add-on subscription and is also part of our &#8220;Plus&#8221; bundles: [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/AiINBalWkuE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Remote learning: Top five cybersecurity risks for education

Credit to Author: Editor| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:37:52 +0000

The ongoing pandemic is resulting in a crisis for schools, colleges, and universities the world over. With physical buildings closed, most educational institutes are moving to emergency remote learning and working. For most of them, the transition from physical to online models has happened too quickly. Without proper time to vet potential risks, their networks [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/UjsvoaRt6qA” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Remote learning: Top 5 cybersecurity risks for education

Credit to Author: Editor| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:37:52 +0000

The ongoing pandemic is resulting in a crisis for schools, colleges, and universities the world over. With physical buildings closed, most educational institutes are moving to emergency remote learning and working. For most of them, the transition from physical to online models has happened too quickly. Without proper time to vet potential risks, their networks [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/UjsvoaRt6qA” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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