Cyberattacks Now #1 Threat To Swiss Banks

Cybersecurity Pros Face Increased Pressures

It has been reported that cyber-attacks pose the biggest threat to the Swiss financial system with risks from hacking incursions on the rise, watchdog FINMA warned on Tuesday, calling on Switzerland to step up its national defences against the menace. FINMA said on the whole Swiss banks seemed aware of the risks and were well equipped […]

Sanny Malware

It is being reported that the group behind the Sanny malware attacks have made significant changes to the way it delivers their payload. Findings by security researchers has uncovered that the attackers have upgraded their delivery techniques when it comes to planting malware on systems via document attachments sent as part of spam and phishing campaigns. The […]

Attack Campaigns

In response to a recent report from Recorded Future, which revealed that seven of the top 10 vulnerabilities of 2017 exploited by phishing attacks and exploit kits utilised Microsoft products, Bill Lummis, Technical Program Manager at HackerOne commented below. Bill Lummis, Technical Program Manager at HackerOne: “The report shows that you can’t be narrowly focusing on just […]

500,000 People Downloaded Malicious QR Code Apps From Google Play

In response to the news that researchers have found that cybercriminals have distributed malware to hundreds of thousands of Android users by hiding it inside a series of apparently harmless apps on Google Play, Ondrej Kubovic, Security Awareness Specialist at ESET commented below. Ondrej Kubovic, Security Awareness Specialist at ESET: “The relatively large number of […]

GoScanSSH Malware

Security experts have discovered a new strain of malware that targets vulnerable Linux-based systems and tries its best to avoid infecting devices on government and military networks. The name of this new strain is GoScanSSH, and its name is a tell-tale sign of its main features and capabilities — coded in Go, use of infected hosts […]

Email Cyberattacks

News is breaking regarding the results of the Cofense Phishing Response Trends Report, which suggests that over half of European companies are unprepared for email-based cyberattacks, despite 78 percent of IT professionals having dealt with a security incident originating from a deceptive email. This was significantly lower than the 66 percent in the US that had dealt […]

Prevention Is Better Than Cure – Are You Cyber Secure?

A cyber attack can be as simple as an email that looks like it comes from your bank and includes an urgent link for you to click. When you take a close look at the email though you’ll see it isn’t real. Then if you hover your mouse over the link you’ll see that the […]

Hacker Told To Pay £69000

In response to the news that the attacker behind the Titanium Stresser tool, which was used to carry out more than 1.7 million DDoS attacks on websites and gaming servers, will face a two-year jail sentence unless he repays £69,000, Terry Ray, CTO at Imperva commented below. Terry Ray, CTO at Imperva: “I see that […]

MS Word Document Attacks On The Rise Says Report

Start Considering an Endpoint Management Upgrade

Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent   WatchGuard Launches Threat Landscape visualisation tool to better understand security threats  Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances.WatchGuard […]

No Room For Cyber-Complacency

No Room for Cyber-Complacency: a Quarter of DDoS Attacks Claim Unintended Victims Over a quarter of businesses that have been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack don’t think they were the intended target, highlighting that businesses can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to today’s threat landscape. According to research from […]