e92plus Blog

Shame, confusion among office workers spur record numbers to give in to ransomware

Nov 6, 2017, 13:34 PM Ben Gane

Despite considerable efforts to educate employees on ransomware, many organizations still don't know what to do if they fall victim to an attack. According to part 2 of Intermedia's Data Vulnerability Report, a record number of employees and their employers are paying ransom...

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Hilton to pay $700,000 settlement for mishandling security breaches; would be $420 million under GDPR

Nov 6, 2017, 13:31 PM Ben Gane

The Hilton hotel chain, which has more than 4,000 properties in over 90 countries, has to pay a $700,000 settlement to the states of New York and Vermont following two point-of-sale attacks the company didn’t properly handle, writes BBC News...

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ChessMaster’s New Strategy: Evolving Tools and Tactics

Nov 6, 2017, 13:26 PM Ben Gane

A few months ago, we covered the ChessMaster cyberespionage campaign, which leveraged a variety of toolsets and malware such as ChChes and remote access trojans like RedLeaves and PlugX to compromise its targets—primarily organizations in Japan. A few weeks...

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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for November 2, 2017: Discouragement – and Help

Nov 3, 2017, 09:30 AM Ben Gane

In May, IDG Research surveyed 700 IT and cybersecurity decision makers worldwide for AT&T’s Global State of Cybersecurity study. As summarized in a white paper from IDG’s CIO.com, that survey identified some significant gaps, between perception and reality and among the perceptions of...

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ATM Users May Soon Face More Malware

Nov 3, 2017, 09:26 AM Ben Gane

Trend Micro and GMV – an industry expert on ATM security – presented last week in London, during ATMSec, a conference focused on the topic. Our presentation was on a very interesting and forward-looking topic: “The future of ATM malware.” On other occasions, we had...

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90% of consumers in Europe don’t trust IoT security, survey finds

Nov 2, 2017, 10:48 AM Ben Gane

For too long now, security researchers have placed part of the blame for lax IoT security on consumers, who are difficult to please and appear more interested in innovative features and design than in security from manufacturers...

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Beyond Catching Sender Spoofing – using AI to stop email fraud and Business Email Compromise

Nov 2, 2017, 09:34 AM Ben Gane

In September, we announced our new email security technologies powered by XGen™ and a new product, Smart Protection for Office 365. One key technology introduced was our new AI based Email fraud, or Business Email Compromise (BEC), detection technique...

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High profile breaches, Jurassic Park & Chinese Takeout

Nov 2, 2017, 09:20 AM Ben Gane

In recent weeks and months, we’ve seen a slew of high profile breaches gain media and consumer attention. The SEC, Deloitte, Equifax and Bupa stories are just a few of these examples. For most people, two of the biggest questions that come to mind are: “How did this happen?” and “How am...

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Ethereum OS miners targeted by SSH-based hijacker

Nov 2, 2017, 09:07 AM Ben Gane

The increased popularity of emerging crypto-currencies such as Monero and Ethereum has put miners once again in the bad guys’ crosshairs. Illicit digital currency mining, either directly in the browser or via maliciously-delivered miners, is nothing new, but our honeypot systems...

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Christmas presents - are you inviting an intruder into your home?

Nov 1, 2017, 11:05 AM Ben Gane

As Halloween has just passed it is now socially acceptable (just) to drop the C-Bomb - Christmas. It's coming. And with it comes the hunt for this years big gift. The years of Buzz Lightyear and Furby are gradually being replaced by technology, and more specifically, smart technology like watches and...

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