Safeguard Encryption “worth checking out” says SC Magazine

Credit to Author: mattcookesophoscom| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:32:52 +0000

SC Magazine&#8217;s labs team has taken a look at Sophos Safeguard Encryption. We&#8217;re delighted to say they scored the product a massive 4.75 out of 5! &#8230;adding the extra layer of file security, location-based file encryption and application-based encryption, makes this product worth checking out. You can read the full review here. If you’re looking [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/GWaJe5c_asY” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Ghost Has Arrived

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:58:50 +0000

On the back of an upswing in Ransomware activity, we decided to carry out an in-depth analysis of Ghost Ransomware. Interesting fact about this malware is that it uses multiple components to encrypt user files. Technical Analysis : Main malware executable (Ghost.exe) is compiled using the DotNet Framework. The infection…

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What Happens When Victims Pay Ransomware Attackers?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:00:16 +0000

For many hackers around the globe, ransomware infections have become a lucrative business. Although these types of malware samples have been around for years now, they continue to spur success – and high monetary profits – for attackers. In fact, according to a statement from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the 2017 Cambridge…

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Marriott breach impacts 500 million customers: here’s what to do about it

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:17:33 +0000

Marriott disclosed a large-scale data breach impacting up to 500 million customers who have stayed at a Starwood-branded hotel within the last four years.

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Ransomware Threat Continues: How Infections Take Place

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:00:20 +0000

If cybersecurity consultants and IT admins have learned anything of the current threat environment, it’s that ransomware will continue to be a pervasive and dangerous threat to individual users, enterprises and organizations at large. When they first emerged, these infections were unlike anything that tech experts had ever seen, combining strong encryption and blackmail tactics…

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The many faces of omnichannel fraud

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

There’s a new kind of fraud out there, and it’s after organizations that have embraced omnichannel, a strategy that focuses on improved user experience. We take a look at what omnichannel is, the kinds of fraud that can affect businesses using this approach, and how they can protect themselves—and their clients.

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Again! A New .NET Ransomware Shrug2

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:35:21 +0000

For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware which are built in  .NET framework. Ransomware like SamSam, Lime and now Shrug was found to be built in .NET framework. Malware authors are finding it very easy to build and obfuscate malware in .NET framework rather than making them in…

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A Look at Scan4You and the Counter Antivirus Service Landscape

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:30:09 +0000

The concept of antivirus (AV) scanning within IT security is simple and effective. These programs, which have become part and parcel of typical infrastructure and data protection strategies, scan enterprise networks for known malware signatures and other processes associated with suspicious hacker activity. If and when these signatures or processes are detected, the antivirus program…

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