Cyber insurance: here to stay, whether we like it or not

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at the many reasons people and businesses make use of cyber insurance, and ask if it’s as bad as (some) make it out to be.

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Cheers!

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 03:00:00 -0700

Pilot fish has a sweet deal with one of the owners of a local drinking establishment he frequents. The bar owner is in the habit of using the main office computer for what fish calls “nonstandard business activity.” What does that mean? Suffice to say that that computer gets infected by viruses a couple of times a year. Bar owner would then call fish and ask for expedited service.

Fish stops by on his way home, grabs the tower, and disinfects the hard drive at home. He usually returns the system to the bar late that night or on his way to work the next morning.

Either way, the next time he stops by for an adult beverage, he receives a gift card that usually covers several rounds.

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Quick Heal reports 29 malicious apps with 10 million+ downloads on Google Play Store

Credit to Author: Digvijay Mane| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:44:54 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs reported 29 malicious apps found on Google Play Store, which have a collective download count of more than 10 Millions. Google was quick enough to remove these malicious apps from Play Store immediately. One of the Apps from this set, named “Multiapp multiple accounts simultaneously” has crossed 5 million…

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Schwachstelle Mensch: Trojaner Baldr nutzt Gamer-Natur aus

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:25:33 +0000

Baldr – klingt seltsam und man möchte es nicht haben. Insbesondere Gamer hat dieser Trojaner seit Januar 2019 im Fadenkreuz. Aktuell scheint auf dem Cyberkriminellenmarkt eine Verkaufspause der perfiden Malware, doch man darf getrost davon ausgehen, dass Baldr in Kürze wieder auftaucht. Vielleicht modifiziert und möglicherweise unter neuem Namen – in jedem Fall will man [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/JGvwepMpC-Q” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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„Zum Supersportwagen reicht es nicht, aber man kommt auf den Geschmack!”

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:14:40 +0000

Die Cyberkriminellenszene wandelt sich stetig. Nicht nur die Angriffsmethoden werden cleverer, auch die Cyberkriminellen selbst verändern sich. Zwei europäische Sophos Sicherheitsexperten und zwei ihrer nordamerikanischen Kollegen beleuchten verschiedene Aspekte der modernen Cyberkriminalität. Michael Veit, Security Evangelist aus Deutschland, Gabor Szappanos, Principal Malware Researcher der SophosLabs in Ungarn, Andrew Brandt, Principal Researcher der SophosLabs, USA, sowie [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/_NXQv_kKU30″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (September 9 – 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:35:21 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 9–15, including locking down AWS, mobile malware, phishing threats, and more.

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The Free Mobile Anti-virus you are using can be a Fake!

Credit to Author: Prachi Sudame| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs recently spotted multiple Fake Antivirus Apps on Google Play Store. What’s more alarming, is that one of these fake AV Apps has been downloaded 100000+ times already. These Apps appear to be genuine Anti-virus/virus-removal Apps with names like Virus Cleaner, Antivirus security, etc., but do not…

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