Tags: ransomware

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…

Oracle reminds people about security

Oracle issued a timely press release last week to remind people of their identity SOC framework. Eyes were focused on the Wannacryt ransomware worm that impacted 74 countries. That was according to one of the better articles out there on The Register. So what was Oracle Security shouting about? According to Oracle their identity-based, Security…

Sensitive files overexposed to staff

Data protection specialist Varonis has published its latest Data Risk Report. The report is based on the data risk assessments that Varonis conducted on its customers during 2016. It shows that companies are failing to implement proper data controls leaving sensitive data widely available to all employees. This failure increase the risk of a successful…

Karmen – user friendly ransomware for sale

Threat Intelligence vendor Recorded Future has given details of a limited edition ransomware for sale. 25 copies of the ransomware, called Karmen, have been offered for sale. The price? $175. So far, 20 copies have been sold with 5 remaining for anyone looking for a quick start into ransomware. The ransomware has been derived from…

Dharma ransomware unlocked

The master key to unlock the Dharma ransomware has been posted to a forum on the site Bleeping Computer. The code has been verified and Kaspersky Labs has added it to their Rakhni decryptor tool available on the No More Ransom website. ESET has also added the key to its ransomware unlock tools. This is not…