Microsoft Zero-Day Flaw

Following the News that the zero-day flaw, which was recently discovered to affect all supported versions of Microsoft Word, was known to Microsoft while attacks were taking place. Darren Meyer, Senior Security Researcher, application security, ‎Veracode commented below. Darren Meyer, Senior Security Researcher, Application Security at ‎Veracode:  “Veracode has long been a proponent of responsible disclosure […]

The Apparent Inevitability Of Zero-Day Attacks On Businesses Is Farcical

Anyone would think zero-day attacks are unpreventable following a recent claim from one leading cyber-security vendor. FireEye this year claimed to have discovered “29 of the last 53 zero-day attacks”. 24 exploits remained undetected, yet this was still presented as some kind of monumental achievement. Such a statement leaves little comfort for the businesses who […]

Barracuda Finds Tax Return Scam A Continued Threat

Tax data

Barracuda identifies new tax return scam  Tax season is coming to an end, but tax-related scams are not slowing down. In fact, sometimes tax fraud can be even more successful after tax day. The Barracuda Email Threat Scanner scans and analyses thousands of corporate mailboxes daily across the world, giving us a view into targeted […]

Verizon Data Breach Report

Data Breach Responsibility

Following the Verizon data breach report, IT security experts from Barracuda, High-Tech Bridge, Bromium and CipherCloud commented below. Wieland Alge, GM EMEA at Barracuda:  “The results of the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report are very interesting, with many of the findings confirming what we’ve been seeing on the front lines for some time. Ransomware: The […]

Linux Shishiga Malware Targeting IoT

A new strain of malware – Linux/Shishiga is targeting IoT and leverages weak, default credentials to insert itself into systems through a bruteforce attack. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic  Relationships and Marketing at Plixer International commented below. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and Marketing at Plixer International: “Linux/Shishiga is a recent example of malware written […]

300,000 Obeying Devices: Hajime Is Conquering The Internet Of Things World

Kaspersky Lab has published the results of its investigation into the activity of Hajime – a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT) malware that builds a huge peer-to-peer botnet. The botnet has recently been propagating extensively, infecting multiple devices worldwide. To date, the network includes almost 300,000 malware-compromised devices, ready to work together, to perform […]

John Mcafee Reveals ‘World’s First Truly Private’ Smartphone

Cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee has revealed plans to produce the “world’s first truly private smartphone,” which he claims will be the most hack-proof smartphone ever manufactured. McAfee, creator of the eponymous antivirus program, plans to release the John McAfee Privacy Phone later this year through MGT, a cybersecurity firm that he heads. He shared details […]

NYCRR: State Regulations Around Cybersecurity

Effective March 1st of this year, the New York Department of Financial Services introduced one of the harshest cybersecurity regulations to hit companies in the U.S. – 23 NYCRR Part 500 aka the Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, a regulation designed to tighten cybersecurity practices across a wide selection of companies. Five other states are also set […]

Chinese And Russian Cyber Communities Dig Into Malware From April Shadow Brokers Release

As of April 15, the Chinese cyber community had begun to investigate the most recent release of malware from the Shadow Brokers group. Security researchers and cyber actors reversed several of the tools and were particularly interested in the exploit framework (named FUZZBUNCH), the SMB malware (ETERNALBLUE), and the privilege escalation tool (ETERNALROMANCE). Chinese-speaking actors […]

Do We Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

Wave of malware is hitting

The online world is ablaze with a discussion about whether having anti-virus software on a computer could actually pose a greater risk than the malware it is intended to safeguard against. It was Robert O’Callahan, formerly head developer at Mozilla, who got the ball rolling. He advised computer users to disable all virus scanners from […]