Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:00:02 +0000

Our threat intelligence shows that COVID-19 themed threats are retreads of existing attacks that have been slightly altered to tie to the pandemic. We’re seeing a changing of lures, not a surge in attacks. These attacks are settling into the normal ebb and flow of the threat environment.

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A week in security (March 16 – 22)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:44:58 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including COVID-19-themed threats, child identity theft, and securely working from home.

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Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:13:11 +0000

Networking hardware vendor Zyxel today released an update to fix a critical flaw in many of its network attached storage (NAS) devices that can be used to remotely commandeer them. The patch comes 12 days after KrebsOnSecurity alerted the company that precise instructions for exploiting the vulnerability were being sold for $20,000 in the cybercrime underground. Based in Taiwan, Zyxel Communications Corp. (a.k.a “ZyXEL”) is a maker of networking devices, including Wi-Fi routers, NAS products and hardware firewalls. The company has roughly 1,500 employees and boasts some 100 million devices deployed worldwide. While in many respects the class of vulnerability addressed in this story is depressingly common among Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the flaw is notable because it has attracted the interest of groups specializing in deploying ransomware at scale.

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A week in security (February 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:40:45 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including Malwarebytes’ release of the 2020 State of Malware Report, online dating woes, Emotet infection vectors, ransomware attacks, and more.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:01:00 +0000

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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Battling online coronavirus scams with facts

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:56:49 +0000

New online scams have preyed on the public’s fear about coronavirus outbreak. Don’t be fooled. Here is what we know about coronavirus and its related scams.

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Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:11:10 +0000

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:32:45 +0000

Our weekly security roundup for January 13-19, with a look at elastic servers, data enrichment, rootkits, regulation for deepfakes, and more.

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