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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/13/2019
Intezer and IBM X-Force have found a new ransomware targeted at production servers. They found evidence of its origins that pointed to a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) provider that has been utilized in the past by the Cobalt Gang and FIN6 attack groups.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/12/2019
Radware has found itself in 2019 defending against what it calls a "steady" rise in TCP DDoS reflection attacks. Since low-bandwidth TCP reflection attacks were thought in the past not to be able to generate enough amplification compared to the more used UDP-based reflection method, this is a definite change in attacker strategy.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/8/2019
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has just completed its simulation of a global-wide cybersecurity event focusing on the finance sector that had a code name of "Quantum Dawn."
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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/6/2019
Securonix, a vendor of security monitoring products, has come up with an Insider Threat Report 2019 that was conducted by Cybersecurity Insiders, a 400,000 member community for information security professionals. The report is based on the results of an online survey that was conducted in June of 2019. The respondents are said to range from technical ...
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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/5/2019
Link 11, based in Frankfurt Germany, has issued a summary of what they have found out about characteristics of DDoS attacks that occurred in Q3 2019. They saw that high-bandwidth and complex DDoS attacks continued unchanged in this time period.
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Nirav Shah Products & Solutions Lead, Fortinet, | 11/5/2019
Most branch offices today still rely on a connection back to the core network for their access to applications and data. This tether-like connection ensures that end users have secure access to critical data center and central security resources. However, as more applications, data and workflows move to the cloud, relying on backhauling traffic through ...
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Larry Loeb Author, | 11/5/2019
Zscaler commissioned a report by Cybersecurity Insiders named 2019 Zero Trust Adoption Report. It is the first report to look at enterprise adoption of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). ZTNA services are built to ensure that only authorized users can access specific applications on a network based on business policies.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 10/31/2019
FireEye Mandiant says that it has recently discovered a new malware family being used by APT41 (a Chinese APT group) that is designed to have the ability to monitor as well as save SMS traffic from specific phone numbers, IMSI numbers and keywords for subsequent theft. They say the malware, MESSAGETAP, was deployed as part of Chinese espionage efforts.
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Larry Loeb Author, | 10/30/2019
The enterprise's adoption of liberal BYOD policies over the years has led it to the point where the operating system of some connected devices can serve as an attack vector. Android, for example, has some inherent flaws that are just being starting to be exploited by threat actors in this way.
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