The Correlation Between the Growth of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware AttacksDec 13, 2017, 09:51 AM Ben Gane
Bitcoin surged past $16,000 for the first time this week despite remaining extremely volatile. However the link between Cryptocurrencies and cybercrime is as strong as ever. From WannaCry to Locky to Spora to CryptoLocker, today’s ransomware attacks can take down businesses in minutes. In the...
Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 millionDec 13, 2017, 09:20 AM Ben Gane
For the past 18 months, a group of Russian hackers ran a silent operation of exploiting bank transfer systems to ultimately steal $10 million from ATMs in the US, Russia and UK, report researchers from Russian company Group-iB...
December Patch Tuesday 2017Dec 13, 2017, 09:16 AM Ben Gane
Patch Tuesday December is only a small flurry of updates. Total CVE count from Microsoft is 32 unique CVEs and none of these are Exploited or Disclosed at this time. Adobe has an update for Flash Player resolving one Moderate CVE. It is still rated as a Priority 2 update...
12 Threats of ChristmasDec 13, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane
We've all heard the old classic, "The 12 Days of Christmas." While we all enjoy a good song about a partridge in a pear tree, Trend Micro has updated this seasonal standby, counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018, from least to most pressing. Let's look at the vulnerabilities &...
Untangling the Patchwork Cyberespionage GroupDec 12, 2017, 09:09 AM Ben Gane
Patchwork (also known as Dropping Elephant) is a cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and government agencies that has since added businesses to their list of targets. Patchwork’s moniker is from its notoriety for rehashing off-the-rack tools and malware for its own...
Indian government bans 42 Chinese apps for fear of cyberespionageDec 12, 2017, 09:04 AM Ben Gane
Following security risks and fearing Chinese cyberespionage attempts, the Indian Defense Ministry released an advisory at the end of November that indexes 42 Chinese mobile apps as dangerous, and asked border troops from the Indian Armed Force and Central Armed Police Personnel (CAPF)...
IT Security Team Staffing Shortages: Managing Risks and Attracting TalentDec 12, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane
A company's C-suite has multiple priorities during this time of year: Getting next year's budget squared away while also ensuring the business is on a path toward its upcoming goals are two items high on this list. Another key element that executives must consider heading into 2018 is staffing their...
Predictions for 2018: zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies, next-level ransomwareDec 11, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane
s 2017 draws to an end, the Bitdefender threat analysis unit is already looking into the upcoming malware developments that will likely emerge in the year to come. Bitdefender experts predict an increase of zero-day exploits leaked from security agencies the world over, and massive changes to the way ransomware operates.
The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for December 7, 2017: A Skills Gap? Or a Skills Chasm?Dec 11, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane
Greetings and welcome. This week, new survey results indicate the cybersecurity skills gap is persistent, tenacious, and likely growing. Got relevant opinions, reactions, and/or suggestions? Feel free to share. Thanks in advance...
Carriers can transform enterprise infrastructure with 5GDec 8, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane
As enterprises look to equip their workers with rich new functionality, they are increasingly relying on networks to provide resilient low latency connectivity that supports the different requirements of a wide portfolio of enterprise applications. Starting from the relatively simple proposition of hosting...