Explained: like-farming

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Like-farming is a popular method on social media to harvest as many likes and shares as possible in order to increase the value of a site or domain. But what happens when scammers get in the game?

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Malware targeting industrial plants: a threat to physical security

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:04:20 +0000

When malware shuts down the computer systems of an industrial plant, it could threaten the physical security of those working in or living near it. Here’s how to protect your workforce and your business from targeted threats.

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Who is managing the security of medical management apps?

Credit to Author: Kacy Zurkus| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Because medical records are such a lucrative data set, attackers often target the healthcare industry, seeking out and eventually finding the weakest link in the supply chain. That’s why it’s important for stakeholders to consider the broader implications of cybersecurity weaknesses in medical management apps. But who should be held responsible?

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New research finds hospitals are easy targets for phishing attacks

Credit to Author: Joan Goodchild| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston finds hospital employees are extremely vulnerable to phishing attacks. The study highlights just how effective phishing remains as a tactic, and why awareness of email scams is more critical than ever.

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Reputation management in the age of cyberattacks against businesses

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:15:59 +0000

A business’s reputation takes years to build. With the current climate of data breaches, unsurprisingly, destroying it could only take seconds. What can businesses do to protect their brands from a fallout following a cybersecurity incident? In this post, we answer these questions and more.

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GandCrab 101: All about the most widely distributed ransomware of the moment

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:10 +0000

In this Sophos101 report, we’ll give you the lowdown on what you need to know about this, unfortunately, widely disseminated malware.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/QbQ2o1iJn68″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 5: a delivery vehicle for more malware

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:59:17 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet is a botnet in its own right, one so prolific and dominant that the United States CERT, the body tasked with tracking cyberthreats to the country, named Emotet in July, 2018 &#8220;among the most costly and destructive malware&#8221; to affect governments, enterprises and organizations large and small, and individual computer users. [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/A9JdHdI4I94″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 4: command and control

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:58:33 +0000

By SophosLabs Research The Emotet family could not do what it does without receiving a constant stream of instructions from its owners, or in the absence of the detailed level of feedback about its operating environment each bot sends home from an infected host machine. It also uses huge numbers of compromised websites that belong [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/tuvtIYBP4JI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 3: The Emotet executable

Credit to Author: hajnalkakope| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:57:54 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet&#8217;s arrival is usually preceded by a deceptive spam email, which has a malicious attachment. Opening the attachment starts a process which can lead to an Emotet infection. The Emotet application is an evolved binary, in the sense that it has gone through thousands of iterations over its existence. Its presence as [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/CfniXxu0bac” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 2: The malicious attachment and killchain

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:56:43 +0000

By SophosLabs Research The Emotet malware family is in a constant state of evolution and change. From day to day or week to week, the malware&#8217;s creators and distributors take an active role in changing up the killchain – the sequence of events that begins with a victim receiving a malicious file attachment, and ends [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/C8Iq5Z7cCTc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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