Tags: ransomware

IKARUSdilapidated strikes again

Comodo Threat Intelligence has identified a second wave of IKARUSdilapidated¬†Locky ransomware attacks. This is the second time this month that Comodo has detected attacks by this Locky ransomware variant. The details of the attacks have now been made public. IKARUSdilapidated using fake scanned files This second wave of attacks are being launched by a botnet…

NTT Security sees increased attacks on clients

  NTT Security has released its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) quarterly threat intelligence report for Q2 2017. The report makes for very interesting reading especially compared to the quarterly reports from other security vendors. The surprise in this report is that NTT Security has seen a 24% increase in attacks on customers over the…

Google Chrome browser extension attacks on the rise

Wordfence, a security vendor focused on the WordPress CMS, has published a warning about attacks against Google Chrome browser extensions. The blog was written by Mark Maunder, CEO, Wordfence and it lists the extensions at risk. It also gives advice for webmasters on how to protect themselves against attack. According to Maunder: “During the past…

A vaccine for Cerber ransomware?

Is there a defence against Cerber ransomware? Security vendor Cybereason says yes. It has identified a flaw in the way Cerber protects itself from security software. That flaw, according to a blog by Uri Sternfeld, Lead Researcher, Cybereason is something companies can easily exploit themselves. According to Sternfeld: “To avoid encrypting canary files and triggering…

UK organisations brace for another WannaCry type event

Security company Clearswift has uncovered changes in attitude to cyber security as a result of WannaCry. Organisations are now more concerned that they will suffer a cyber attack in the next few months. It has also raised questions as to how personal data is protected by organisations. At the same time around 25% of respondents…

RiskIQ looks at just one evil Internet minute

    Threat management company RiskIQ has warned of the evil that happens every 60 seconds on the Internet. It has used data from insurance company Hiscox and an article in Forbes. The result is what it calls the inaugral “Evil Internet Minute” where: ¬£656,393 lost to cybercrime 1,080 people fall victim to some form…

Cisco warns of DeOS attacks

Cisco has published its 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR). The report runs to 90 pages. It looks at the shifting landscape of cyber attacks and the impact on organisations from the rise in security breaches. The report uses data gathered by Cisco from its own customers, partners and Security Operations Centres (SOCs). The company says…

RoughTed malvertising tops June malware chart

Security vendor Check Point has said RoughTed topped the malware charts in June. In a blog post it said that 28% of organisations globally were affected by the RoughTed malvertising campaign last month. This number comes from Check Point’s global network of sensors and data from customers who have opted in to provide real-time threat…

MacRansom coming to a Mac near you

Security vendor Fortinet has revealed details of the MacRansom, Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) malware. The blog, written by security researchers Rommel Joven and Wayne Chin Yick Low, should act as a warning to Mac users to secure their devices. The researchers believe that this is the first RaaS targeted at Mac OS. The attack…