The IoT Malware That Plays Cat And Mouse With Mirai

Following the news about an IoT malware that plays cat and mouse with Mirai. It was dubbed “Hajime” and from the start it seems to have had it in for the infamous Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet used to launch last October’s Terabit DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn. Giovanni Vigna, CTO at Lastline commented below. Giovanni Vigna, CTO at Lastline: “The […]

Hacker Builds Worm To Protect IoT Devices

implications for cyber security

Researchers have identified a computer worm dubbed Hajime that “infects” an IoT device and blocks Mirai malware. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS commented below. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS: “The fact that IoT devices are susceptible to the likes of Mirai and now Hajime is worrisome enough.  Regardless of its intent, IoT […]

BrickerBot As A Threat To Industrial Control Systems

ICS-CERT has issued an alert for BrickerBot, a malware which exploits hard-coded passwords in IoT devices in order to cause a permanent denial of service attack. These attacks could pose a serious threat to Industrial Control Systems in critical infrastructure. Edgard Capdvielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below. Edgard Capdvielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:  “BrickerBot is obviously […]

Artificial Intelligence Just Got Intelligent (from HANDD Business Solutions)

There’s a real buzz in the industry around artificial intelligence, machine learning, automated network monitoring and user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) at the moment. Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept, but it appears that the mere mention of it conjures up an immediate element of fear amongst many. The reality is that […]

Check Point Introduces The Cyber Security Architecture Of The Future: Check Point Infinity

Revolutionary Consolidated Security Platform Delivers Unprecedented Threat Prevention to Networks, Cloud, and Mobile SAN CARLOS, CA – Embargoed until, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., today introduced Check Point Infinity, a revolutionary cyber security architecture designed to meet the critical security needs of enterprise organizations. Check Point Infinity is the first consolidated security across networks, cloud, and mobile, providing unparalleled threat […]

Employees Still Feel Drawn To Basic Phishing Campaigns Like Moths To Flames

The tax season is when the scammers are in full swing. Over $50 million worth of tax fraud has happened since 2013, as reported by The U.S. Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration. And unfortunately it looks like it is only going to get worse. According to the warning issued by the IRS, the W-2 email […]