Tags: malware

NTT Security replaces SERT with GTIC

NTT Security has announced the launch of its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC). It is to replace the Security Engineering and Research Team which moved to NTT Security last year. This is about creating a threat intelligence powerhouse within the company and is a move away from regional units. It makes sense. Attacks are now global…

How secure are UK businesses?

When you are looking to launch your products onto the market in a new country it is always wise to carry out some market research. When security vendor Cyren launched into the UK earlier this year they did their own market research (registration required). Cyren were formerly known as CommTouch and the new branding and research is helping to…

OS X and Windows targeted by malware in Word

Researchers from FortiGuard Labs, part of Fortinet, have captured malware that infects both Windows and Apple OS X. The malware is distributed inside an infected Microsoft Word file. The malware asks the users to enable the Macro security option. From there it executes different code depending on which platform it is running. How does the…

Adult websites serve up malvertising

Malwarebytes is reporting an increase in malvertising coming from popular adult websites. The attack is taking advantage of the ExoClick ad network to push ads to sites. It adds to the evidence from other security companies that ad networks are failing to validate and regulate the ads they are serving up. Once reported to ExoClick…

Mirai botnet panic is overstated

Kaspersky Labs has moved to calm the panic over the discovery of an advanced Windows botnet spreading the Mirai malware. It has issued both a press release and a more detailed blog on the subject. The language used in the press release and the blog are at odds with each other which doesn’t help. However,…

RDPPatcher – a gateway cyberattack

PandaLabs is warning of the risks of malware using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Last year it highlighted an attack that used RDP and then installed the Crysis ransomware. This time it has detected hackers selling on access once they have finished gathering details about the machine. The attack starts with a brute force attack against user…

Avast releases “Best defence against Cybercrime”

Software company Avast has launched the latest version of its security software calling it the “Best defence to date against Cybercrime.” This is the first update of the Avast desktop software since it acquired AVG in September 2016. Since then the two companies have been focused on integrating their detection engines. All new versions of the…

Carbon Black focuses on Streaming Prevention

Security vendor Carbon Black has unveiled its latest technology to protect endpoint devices, Streaming Prevention. It claims it will protect users against both malware and non-malware attacks. The technology is the foundation of Carbon Black’s Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) product line. According to Patrick Morley, Carbon Black’s President and Chief Executive Officer: “‘Streaming Prevention’ marks…

Malvertising grows faster than advertising

RiskIQ has released its 2016 Malvertising Report (registration required). It shows a significant spike in malvertising across 2016 with growth more than twice that of 2015. This compares to growth in the legitimate online advertising market which was predicted to be less than 10% in 2016. That prediction came from eMarketer back in April 2016.…