Report: Employees Outpace Fraudsters as Source of Cybersecurity Threats

Malware infections and data breaches are trending upward. In its “State of Malware Report,” security company Malwarebytes detected nearly 1 billion malware payloads in 2016, with ransomware taking the lion’s share and accounting for 66 percent of all attacks. Read more about the new “State of Malware Report” report by Malwarebytes which reveals that there […]

Lack of cyber hygiene leaves 90% of businesses vulnerable to hacks

The vast majority of businesses are recording exploits for vulnerabilities that are three or more years old, with just over half reporting 10 year old vulnerabilities. Read about the new report by Fortiguard which found that there were a total of 184 billion exploit detections, 62 million malware detections and 2.9 billion botnet communications attempts […]

Emerging threats fuel public threat intelligence sharing

Concerns around emerging threats such as ransomware and polymorphic malware have sparked a significant increase in collaboration by the cyber security industry, according to AlienVault. Read about the new report by AlienVault which reveals that  43% of respondents cited ransomware as their biggest security concern, while the second largest group, 31%, were most worried about polymorphic […]

The 10 sneakiest hacker attacks

Malware capable of sneaking past your defenses is the Holy Grail of the criminal world. Know your enemy. Here are the 10 sneakiest ways hackers breach your stronghold. Read/see the slideshow explaining the 10 sneakiest hacker attacks ever on CSO Online.

Uptick in Malware Targets the Banking Community

Read Geoffrey Pamerleau’s article about how there is a sudden uptick in malware attacks on banking sector on Dark Reading : Over the past few weeks, there has been a noticeable glut of high-profile malicious activity aimed at financial institutions. Both traditional banking and cryptocurrency trading platforms have been successfully targeted in these campaigns. Attackers […]

Report: Destructive malware and targeted cyberattacks on the rise in 2017

The next big threat facing the enterprise is destructive malware disguised as a simple ransomware attack, according to Kaspersky Lab’s APT Trends report for Q2 2017, released Tuesday. The report also noted the rise of attacks targeted at energy companies, and a growing complexity of cyberespionage efforts. Read more about the new Kaspersky Lab’s APT […]

Malware in Ukraine SCADA Cyber Attack Threatens European, U.S. Electric Grids

Malware capable of causing power outages of up to a few days by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission has been discovered in portions of European grids, according to Slovakian security software maker ESET and U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm Dragos. The malware sample referred to as Crash Override or Industroyer has been linked […]

Financial malware more than twice as prevalent as ransomware

Although crypto ransomware is becoming a common choice for cyber criminals, there is still a significant amount of malware targeting financial organisations and their customers, Symantec has warned. In 2016, attacks saw several such institutions lose millions to cyber criminals and nation state-supported attackers such as the Lazarus group, Symantec research has revealed. Read about the […]

Ransomware, Mac Malware Dominate Q1 Threat Landscape

An analysis of the threat landscape in the first quarter of 2017 suggests that ransomware will continue to pose major problems for enterprises and individual users through the rest of the year. Read about the new report by Malwarebytes which reveals that ransomware and Mac malware dominated the first quarter of 2016 threat landscape on […]

Malware Declines, but Ransomware Soars

Last year, both good guys and bad guys achieved gains: Security professionals successfully fought off malware, but cyber-criminals benefited from an explosion in ransomware, according to the “2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report.” Read/see the slideshow explaining how the malware attacks are declining but the ransomware attacks are growing on CIO Insight.