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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Human-operated ransomware attacks: A preventable disaster

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:00:31 +0000

In human-operated ransomware attacks, adversaries exhibit extensive knowledge of systems administration and common network security misconfigurations, perform thorough reconnaissance, and adapt to what they discover in a compromised network.

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Nearly a quarter of malware now communicates using TLS

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:30:07 +0000

Encryption is one of the strongest weapons malware authors can leverage: They can use it to obfuscate their code, to prevent users (in the case of ransomware) from being able to access their files, and for securing their malicious network communication. As websites and apps more widely adopt TLS (Transport Layer Security) and communicate over [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/XXvUtjG7XVU” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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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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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 decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:03:33 +0000

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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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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