Fake Meltdown And Spectre Patches Infecting PCs

Following the news that fake Metldown and Spectre patches have been discovered, Gary Cox, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox commented below.   Gary Cox, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox: “This is an illustration of a particularly alarming form of malware, used to deliver payloads behind the firewalls of the victim’s company or service provider. […]

CES And Cybersecurity In 2018

Adding Social Media Protection

Given the waves of new connected devices that debuted at CES last week, cybersecurity experts with Corero expect to see in 2018 is a sharp uptick in a specific type of cyberattack that takes advantage of non-secured IoT devices, hijacking them for botnet attacks, the ” Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). Stephanie Weagle, Vice President, Corero Network Security: “As […]

December’s Most Wanted Malware: Crypto-Miners Affect 55% Of Businesses Worldwide

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals the rise of crypto-mining malware targeting enterprises  SAN CARLOS, CA – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has revealed a steep rise in crypto-mining malware during December 2017.  Check Point’s researchers found that cryptominers had impacted 55% of organizations globally during December, with ten different […]

Cryptocurrency Hack

With the overnight news on hackers stealing $400,000 (£290,000) of crypto-currency, IT security experts commented below. David Kennerley, Director of Threat Research at Webroot: “This latest crypto-currency hack shows how virtual currency has become a new business model for cyber criminals. We’re still exploring the blockchain space and wallet security is more important than ever. The multi-sig […]

Xcel And Other Utility Companies Increase Security Operations

Following the news that Xcel and other utility companies increase security operations to guard against cyberattacks by hiring more highly trained security analysts, Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: “In light of increasing cyberthreats on critical infrastructure, the decision of utility companies to increase cyber security through employing more security experts indicates that […]

Indiana Hospital Hit By Ransomware

Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana has been forced to operate with pen and paper after a ransomware attack on Friday. IT security experts commented below. Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist at Thycotic: “Sometimes a simple click on a harmless looking email could bring critical systems to a standstill and doctors staring at blank screens. Hospitals are exposed to ransomware […]

WhatsApp Security Flaw Threatens Group Chat Privacy

Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in messaging apps (for example WhatsApp) that allow intruders to infiltrate private group chats. Victor Chebyshev, security researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. Victor Chebyshev, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Vulnerabilities have been found in the infrastructure of messenger services such as WhatsApp, Signal, and Threema, providing intruders with an opportunity to add new members […]