PowerGhost File-Less Cryptomining Malware Hitting Corp. Networks

Vulnerabilities in SDN and NFV Networks

In response to Kaspersky research finding that the fileless PowerGhost cryptomining malware is targeting corporate networks is moredifficult to detect than other miners because it doesn’t download malicious files to the device and so is likely to operate longer unnoticed, an expert with Corero Network Security offers comments. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security: “The […]

Healthcare Data Breach Of 1.4M Patients

Iowa’s UnityPoint Health has revealed it was the victim of a phishing attack that put the sensitive medical information of 1.4 million patients at risk, as reported by local media. Leon Lerman, CEO at Cynerio: “Healthcare organizations need to be on high alert for these types of phishing attacks like the one that targeted employees of UnityPoint Health. […]

Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign

RBS signs up to Facebook

According to news reports, Facebook is preparing to announce today that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political activity ahead of November’s midterm elections. Lee Munson, Security Researcher at Comparitech.com: “Just like previous elections, Facebook is likely to become embroiled in […]

Chinese Hackers Sending Malware Through The Post

In response to the news that hackers from China have taken to sending CDs full of malware to state officials in the post,  Mark James, security specialist at ESET commented below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: “This approach, while unusual, does not surprise me. A disk appears out of the blue in the post, it […]

Brasil Cyber Security Summit July 2018

During the month of July 2018, I had the absolute pleasure to both attend and present at one of the very best, well organised events I have ever been involved with – the ISMG Cyber Security Summit, which was held in São Paulo, Brasil.  Image 1 – Round Table – Prof J Walker This is […]