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By: Carbonite     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses. Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands. No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.
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By: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity     Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
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By: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity     Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
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By: Carbonite     Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses.
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By: Secureworks     Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
The SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems. During May and June 2017, CTU™ researchers identified lessons learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and security trends: • The global WCry and NotPetya campaigns reinforced the need for a layered approach to security. • Attacks used obfuscated malicious files and scripts to bypass filtering and deliver malware. • A Chinese threat group has had repeated success using compromised websites to attack targeted organizations. • Threat actors have been stealing intellectual property from Japanese enterprises.
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By: Lookout     Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
Mobility is exploding. Workers and businesses fully expect to work anywhere, any time, from any device. Riding right alongside this growth is the amount of data created and consumed on mobile devices. While this presents organizations with an attractive means of empowering flexibility and productivity, the security risks are real and daunting. Unfortunately, while enterprise mobility management tools can provide valuable administrative capabilities and protect the organization from phone loss, accidental data loss or weak passwords, they lack the necessary visibility into today’s modern security risks, including malware and other device-centric attacks
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By: Lookout     Published Date: Aug 28, 2017
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
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By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Cybercriminals constantly engage organizations in a game of leapfrog: system defenses improve, so malware searches for new holes. Recently, ransomware, which has been around since 1989, has been gaining momentum. Download this Mimecast sponsored report to learn about this growing threat, its impact to organizations and the ways to help thwart an attack.
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By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
An Email Security Risk Assessment conducted this year by Mimecast re-examined more than 40 million emails that had been OK’d by various security solutions, including Office 365. Of those, more than 19,000 were found to be “dangerous file types,” infected with malicious malware attachments or cleverly disguised impersonation attacks. This expert white paper explores how you can close Office 365 email security gaps. Learn considerations for evaluating security services that can bolster your email security.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
Das Mirai-Botnet nutzt Hunderttausende von internetfähigen Geräten, die nur über ein schwaches standardmäßiges Kennwort verfügen. Durch Installation von Malware übernimmt Mirai die Kontrolle über die Geräte und errichtet auf diese Weise eine weltumspannende Armee von infizierten Bots. Bis zum Zeitpunkt der Attacke durchsucht jedes betroffene Gerät das Internet nach weiteren angreifbaren Geräten und infiziert diese. Das Internet der Dinge besteht aus Milliarden von Geräten, die Daten senden und empfangen können und heutzutage fast überall anzutreffen sind. Private Sicherheits- und Unterhaltungsgeräte wie Internetkameras, digitale Videorecorder (DVR) und Router werden häufig mit der Mirai-Malware infiziert.
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By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
Tags : domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
Download this white paper to learn:?The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence?How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems —the types of processes compromised, the specific exploit tactics used to gain a foothold, and more?Why traditional technologies fail to protect against fileless attacks and what you can do to better defend your organization against them
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer? A new white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology —what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution,it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malware. Download this white paper to learn:?How different types of ML are applied in various industries and why it’s such an effective tool against unknown malware?Why ML technologies differ and what factors can increase the accuracy and effectiveness of ML ?How CrowdStrike’s ML-based technology works as part of the Falcon platform’s next-generation AV
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
You won’t want to miss this report, “A New Era in Endpoint Protection: A SANS Product Review of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection,” where SANS reveals the results of their evaluation of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform. To conduct their evaluation, SANS security analysts ran Falcon through a wide range of increasingly complex attack scenarios. The exploits they used to evaluate CrowdStrike included phishing, credential dumping/lateral movement, unknown malware, PowerShellattacks and more. The report shows that CrowdStrike Falcon was able to detect and prevent every attack to which SANS subjected it. Read this SANS report to learn:?Details on Falcon’s efficacy in preventing a wide range of attacks: Ransomware, lateral movement, PowerShell-based, and more?The power of the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ and the benefits of its crowdsourced intelligence model ?How CrowdStrike’s ability to capture detailed forensic information on attempted and thwarted attacks, allows you to prevent attacks
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 26, 2017
The headlines are ablaze with the latest stories of cyberattacks and data breaches. New malware and viruses are revealed nearly every day. The modern cyberthreat evolves on a daily basis, always seeming to stay one step ahead of our most capable defenses. Every time there is a cyberattack, government agencies gather massive amounts of data. To keep pace with the continuously evolving landscape of cyberthreats, agencies are increasingly turning toward applying advanced data analytics to look at attack data and try to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of the attacks. Applying modern data analytics can help derive some defensive value from the data gathered in the aftermath of an attack, and ideally avert or mitigate the damage from any future attacks.
Tags : cyber attacks, data breach, advanced data analytics, malware
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 26, 2017
Security threats are very real, and the stakes are higher than ever. Each day, tens of thousands of malware variants are created, with new classes of threats continually added and improved upon. Savvy attackers use polymorphic programs to alter malware into new form factors after each delivery. And all of this is exacerbated by the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and social media—in fact, the intersection of these technologies provides fertile new ground for threats and malware.
Tags : mobile devices, security, data protection, data loss, information security
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By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 22, 2017
Security threats are very real, and the stakes are higher than ever. Each day, tens of thousands of malware variants are created, with new classes of threats continually added and improved upon. Savvy attackers use polymorphic programs to alter malware into new form factors after each delivery. And all of this is exacerbated by the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and social media—in fact, the intersection of these technologies provides fertile new ground for threats and malware. Today’s attacks are often not random, but targeted for maximum financial gain and impact. Rogue individuals and groups are constantly innovating new ways to attack organizations’ most valuable assets. As a result, traditional methods of dealing with threats are no longer enough. Organizations need more threat intelligence than ever before in order to effectively protect themselves.
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By: Mimecast     Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Cybercriminals constantly engage organizations in a game of leapfrog: system defenses improve, so malware searches for new holes. Recently, ransomware, which has been around since 1989, has been gaining momentum. Download this Mimecast sponsored report to learn about this growing threat, its impact to organizations and the ways to help thwart an attack."
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By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 13, 2017
Of all the industries targeted by cyber-attackers, financial services is one of the most attractive. As noted bank robber Willie Sutton once said, “Go where the money is … and go there often.” That, it seems, is what cybercriminals are doing, launching malware, Trojans, spear phishing and ransomware attacks at banks and institutions to compromise networks and gain access to valuable data. Download now!
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By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: Apr 10, 2017
All ML technology isn’t created equal. Learn how the CrowdStrike® ML-based Engine Defends Against Unknown Malware. While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer? A new white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology — what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution, it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malware.
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By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Every year, organizations spend millions of frustrating hours and countless sums of money trying to reverse the damage done by malware attacks. The harm caused by malware can be astronomical, going well beyond intellectual property loss and huge fines levied for non-compliance. In 2014, the cost of malware attacks and resulting breaches was estimated at $491 billion. And these costs include more than just the money spent trying to directly respond to security breaches. Productivity, long-term profitability, and brand reputation are often severely impacted as well.
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By: Code42     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
Today’s enterprise is vastly different than five years ago: 75 percent of the workforce is mobile, 90 percent of companies support Mac devices, five malware attacks happen every second and half of enterprise data lives outside the data center. As everything around you changes, you’re expected to support the enterprise with flat budgets and static head counts. Endpoint backup enables you to protect enterprise data and mitigate the growing risk of data loss, ransomware and insider threat.
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By: McAfee     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
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By: McAfee     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
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By: McAfee     Published Date: Mar 31, 2017
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
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