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Richard Branson launches new bid to take on scammers

In his latest bid to crack down on scammers using his name and image online, Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson, has released an animated guide to spotting a scam before it’s too late. Fake endorsements are commonplace online, with scammers targeting those who comment or post on high-profile social media pages, including Richard Branson’s. Often, […]

Check Point Research discovers ‘WhatsApp crash’ bug that works by malicious group message

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Check Point, has revealed it helped mitigate a new vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a threat actor to deliver a malicious group chat message that would crash the app for all members of the group. To regain use of WhatsApp, users would need to uninstall and reinstall it, […]

Fortinet reveals findings of latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface. At the same time, they are shifting attack vectors such as targeting publicly available Edge services […]

Kaspersky updates decryption tool to fight ransomware pair

Kaspersky has updated its RakhniDecryptor tool to allow users whose files were encrypted by Yatron and FortuneCrypt ransomware to retrieve their data without paying a ransom. The updated tool is available on the website. Yatron and FortuneCrypt are typical examples of this kind of malware. Yatron is the part of a so called ransomware-as-a-service […]

Secureworks reveals details and tactics behind the LYCEUM threat group

The Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) has discovered that the threat group LYCEUM is targeting organisations in sectors of strategic national importance, including oil and gas and possibly telecommunications. The previously unobserved threat group has been targeting critical infrastructure for more than 12 months, with research indicating that the group may have been active from […]

F5 Labs finds ‘formjacking’ soars as hackers hit consumers at checkout

Online forms such as login pages and shopping baskets are increasingly hijacked by cybercriminals hunting for personal financial information (PFI), according to new research from F5 Labs. F5 Labs’ Application Report 2019 examined 760 breach reports and discovered that formjacking, which siphons data from the customer’s web browser to an attacker-controlled location, remains one of […]

SophosLabs Uncut releases detailed malware analysis of new ransomware called MegaCortex

According to Sophos, a global leader in endpoint and network security, MegaCortex was a relatively little-seen malware that suddenly spiked in volume on May 1. Sophos has seen MegaCortex detections in the US, Canada, Argentina, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia. The ransomware has manual components similar to Ryuk and BitPaymer, but the […]

Kaspersky Lab reveals analysis of MuddyWater cyberespionage group

Kaspersky Lab has revealed how the cyberweapons used by Middle Eastern cyberespionage group, MuddyWater, reveal multiple ‘false flag’ attempts to point the finger of attribution at Chinese, Russian, Turkish and KSA threat actors and confuse security researchers and the authorities. MuddyWater is an advanced threat actor that first surfaced in 2017. In October 2018, Kaspersky […]

ManageEngine adds user and entity behaviour analytics to SIEM solution

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced that it has introduced user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) into its SIEM solution, Log360. With score-based risk assessment, threat corroboration, anomaly detection powered by Machine Learning, and other new capabilities, the Log360 UEBA add-on helps security professionals identify, qualify, and investigate internal threats and anomalies by extracting more information […]

Bromium warns of malicious email attachments in run up to Christmas

Bromium, a pioneer and leader in application isolation and containment for endpoint protection that stops advanced malware attacks, has warned organisations of the threat posed by hackers delivering malware via email attachments in the run up to Christmas. This comes after Bromium recorded a spike in the number of malicious files sent via email from […]

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