Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:00:13 +0000

Microsoft identified several dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances. We sent these hospitals a first-of-its-kind notification with important info about the vulnerabilities, how attackers can take advantage of them, and a strong recommendation to apply security updates.

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Is the Coronavirus becoming an attack channel for ransomware?

Credit to Author: Anita Ladkat| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:53:19 +0000

Nowadays, everybody is aware of the term, ‘Novel Coronavirus.’ All over the world, 7.7 Billion people have gotten affected by Coronavirus directly or indirectly. It has impacted so badly that currently, entire mankind is frightened and worried about the future of their survival. As per sources, it originated in China…

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Facing down the myriad threats tied to COVID-19

Credit to Author: gallagherseanm| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:21:40 +0000

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Latest Astaroth living-off-the-land attacks are even more invisible but not less observable

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:00:01 +0000

Astaroth is back sporting significant changes. The updated attack chain maintains Astaroth’s complex, multi-component nature and continues its pattern of detection evasion.

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Security Breach Disrupts Fintech Firm Finastra

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:52:19 +0000

Finastra, a company that provides a range of technology solutions to banks worldwide, said it was shutting down key systems in response to a security breach discovered Friday morning. The company’s public statement and notice to customers does not mention the cause of the outage, but their response so far is straight out of the playbook for dealing with ransomware attacks.

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Coronavirus scams, found and explained

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Here are some of the many coronavirus email scams that Malwarebytes spotted in the wild, with full details on what they say, what they’re lying about, and which malware they’re trying to install on your machine.

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Fake Coronavirus tracking app exploiting our fear and vulnerable social situation

Credit to Author: Digvijay Mane| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:47:55 +0000

As the Coronavirus spreads across countries creating fear across the globe, everybody wants to stay on top of any information related to it wanting to remain safe and away from infected people. Malware authors are also taking advantage of this situation. Previously on the Android Playstore, there were many applications present  which claimed that they could provide Coronavirus tracking information. But Google has set up some rules for these types of applications and have considered these under the ‘Sensitive events’ category. According to policies from this rule, Google proactively removed many applications from Playstore to stop malware authors to take advantage of this situation. But malware authors have used another way to enter into the user’s phone….

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Secured-core PCs: A brief showcase of chip-to-cloud security against kernel attacks

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:00:49 +0000

Secured-core PCs combine virtualization, operating system, and hardware and firmware protection. Along with Microsoft Defender ATP, Secured-core PCs provide end-to-end protection against advanced attacks that leverage driver vulnerabilities to gain kernel privileges.

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