A week in security (March 30 – April 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:05:42 +0000

A roundup of the week’s security news, including data privacy issues, increases in cyberattacks due to COVID-19, Zoom vulnerabilities, and more.

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Ouroboros: Following A New Trend In Ransomware League

Credit to Author: Manisha Prajapati| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:45:17 +0000

Ransomware authors keep exploring new ways to test their strengths against various malware evasion techniques. The ransomware known as “Ouroboros” is intensifying its footprint in the field by bringing more and more advancements in its behavior as it updates its version. This analysis provides the behaviour of version 6, few…

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Explained: the strengths and weaknesses of the Zero Trust model

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Zero Trust is an information security framework that insists its users “never trust, always verify.” Is this the best security model for organizations today? We examine its strengths and weaknesses.

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January 2020 Patch Tuesday delivers fixes for 50 bugs

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:15:18 +0000

This month’s big security news from Microsoft is the end of support for Windows 7, and a patch of a cryptographic library<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/wiyw9sHJyLE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:04:44 +0000

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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Threat spotlight: The curious case of Ryuk ransomware

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:33:53 +0000

From comic book death god to ransomware baddie, Ryuk ransomware remains a mainstay when organizations find themselves in a crippling malware pinch. We look at Ryuk’s origins, attack methods, and how to protect against this ever-present threat.

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How the most damaging ransomware evades IT security

Credit to Author: Mark Loman| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:50:28 +0000

This article is a condensed version of our report How Ransomware Behaves: What defenders should know about the top families<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/-0DnxPzSZek” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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