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Alert - Phishing Attacks Targeting Schools

Dec 20, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane

For cybercriminals, nothing is sacred when it comes to money making exploits. Education is currently the biggest target for ransomware and phishing attacks. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analytics Center (MS-ISAC), a division of U.S. Homeland Security, released an alert on...

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Trump administration officially blames North Korea for WannaCry attack

Dec 20, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

The United States has fingered North Korea as the culprits behind the devastating WannaCry cyber-attack that was unleashed in May, infecting more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damages...

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CVE-2017-11882 Exploited to Deliver a Cracked Version of the Loki Infostealer

Dec 20, 2017, 08:58 AM Ben Gane

The Cobalt hacking group was one of the first to promptly and actively exploit CVE-2017-11882(patched last November) in their cybercriminal campaigns. We uncovered several others following suit in early December, delivering a plethora of threats that included Pony/FAREIT...

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With 1.4 Billion Stolen Log-Ins on the Dark Web, it’s Time to Take Password Management Seriously

Dec 20, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Last week you may have seen some worrying news: researchers probing the darkest corners of the underground web found a secret trove containing 1.4 billion breached usernames and passwords. Yes, that’s right: 1.4 BILLION. Yours might very well be among them, and if you reuse...

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Security Risk: How Old Software Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Dec 19, 2017, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

Security risk is a major topic of conversation for ITAM Awareness Month. As news of malware and cyber attacks become ubiquitous, companies and Chief Security Officers are challenged to stay ahead of security threats and learn from others who have been impacted by attacks...

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Sneaky *.BAT File Leads to Spoofed Banking Page

Dec 18, 2017, 09:45 AM Ben Gane

If you thought using BAT files was old hat, think again. While monitoring our Secure Email Gateway Cloud service, we came across several suspect spam emails targeting Brazilian users. The figure below shows email details to trick and entice users to open the attachment...

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Security Predictions for 2018 Point to Advanced Ransomware and More IoT Threats

Dec 18, 2017, 09:39 AM Ben Gane

With 2018 just weeks away, we can say with absolute certainty that 2017 hasn’t been a boring year in terms of security incidents. If anything, some malware outbreaks were serious enough to affect almost every country on the map, while some data breaches have jeopardized the personal information...

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Forcepoint adds products to the continuous diagnostics and mitigation approved products list

Dec 18, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

In October of 2017 Forcepoint’s initial application to the U.S. General Services Administration was accepted into the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, which enables agencies to quickly acquire cybersecurity products...

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The e92plus Christmas CyberSocial Networking Event

Dec 15, 2017, 16:32 PM Ben Gane

Yesterday with the help of our generous sponsors (in no particular order) Forcepoint, Trend Micro, Bitdefender, Ivanti, NETSCOUT, Riverbed & Guidance Software, we hosted our second annual (obviously!) Christmas CyberSocial networking event, and this year we tried something different...

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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for December 14, 2017: New Hacks and Scams, Just in Time for the Holidays!

Dec 15, 2017, 10:50 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, new attacks on banks around the world, a new PayPal phishing scam, and new evidence that users are password-challenged. ‘Tis the season, so if you care to gift us with any relevant opinions, reactions, and/or suggestions, please feel free to share...

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