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Ransomware and Co: Mobile Security Remains a Challenge
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A link in an online forum advertises the best mobile app available - without further information about the content, without screenshot, without technical data. An IT professional would never click such a link. Or? Well, a large number of forum visitors have done it and thus launched a new avalanche of Android Ransomware.

 

Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack

Android Filecoder.C is the name of the blackmailer Trojan whose rapid spread ESET has been observing since mid-July. The strategy of the ransomware can now be understood relatively clearly: Via an infected link in online forums, the...

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The Tank-Crackers of the 21st Century: New Alliances Against Banking Trojans
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March 2018: Europol succeeds in striking a decisive blow against organised cybercrime. Over five years, a professional hacker gang had captured one billion euros. Among the victims were 100 banks from over 40 nations. With the help of infiltrated malware, the criminals had not only managed to manipulate the account balances of bank customers, but also to dispense this money at will via regular ATMs. Anyone hoping for an end to the cyber attacks against banks after the successful Europol strike should be informed of this as early as June 2018: This time hackers managed to capture 10 million...

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IT Security 2018: These were the 3 big concerns of IT managers
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Thinking of the IT security incidents of 2018, threats like Spectre, Coinhive and Scarab come to mind. These were events that were covered by the media and attracted widespread attention. And they were examples that made it clear that IT security in companies is more relevant than ever before. But do these incidents also reflect the issues that most interest IT decision-makers? An exclusive flash study by itsecurity-xpert.com now provides insightful answers. In cooperation with the B2B platform selfcampaign, we have scrutinised the online behaviour of IT decision-makers. The study is based...

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SonicWall Rings the Alarm with Nerve-Wracking Cyber Threat Statistics
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SonicWall recently announced record statistics for ransomware attacks, malware volume, chip-based attacks, and encrypted threats in their 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. According to the CEO at The Chertoff Group, Chad Sweet, real-time cyber threat intelligence has become more dangerous than ever with cybercriminals unearthing new attack vectors such as chip-based and encrypted attacks. For organisations to stay safe in the cyberspace, they must utilise all tools in their security war chest. 

 

Malware Volume Continue to Rise From 2017’s Record Highs 

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Hidden and Unhidden Costs of Ransomware Attacks
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Ransom is only a small part of the cost that you are likely to incur when hackers attack your enterprise’s computer systems through ransomware. Although some of these costs go unnoticed, customer service interruptions lower businesses’ profitability heavily. But that is not all – read which costs a ransomware attack can mean for your company.

 

Direct Costs 

Most attackers target the enterprise’s data, therefore, leading to data destruction. Consequently, victims may choose to pay the ransom to relieve their captured data. You might even be...

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The Biggest Cyber Security Threats United: Botnets and Ransomware
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When it comes to the cyber threats, botnets and ransomware are currently dominating according to a Microsoft security study. The researchers collected the report by analysing data from Bing, Windows, Azure and Office 365. It seems to be essential for enterprises to be aware of such threats and come up with safety mechanisms to protect their date from attackers. 

 

How Hackers Are Evading Detection Lately 

Security experts are having a hard time detecting and fighting Locky ransomware that goes hand in hand with the Necurs botnet that has been spreading through...

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How Hackers are Using Modified Malware for Cryptomining
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Over the years, hackers have used Ransomware to blackmail computer users. Ransomware is a malicious malware that encrypts computer files. They then ask for ransom from the PC owners to remove the malware. However, these hackers have turned to a new tactic of infecting computers with a malware that enables them to mine cryptocurrencies with your computer, without your knowledge of course.

 

How hackers are using coinhive to mine cryptocurrencies on your computer 

Coinhive is a JavaScript code that is attached to certain web pages and is used to mine cryptocurrencies each time you...

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Practical Advice
4 Measurements to protect your business from ransomware attacks
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Ransomware has been a dangerous threat to many small and large businesses for over six years now. Unfortunately, this type of cybercrime isn’t going away, but it can be prevented. Here are some tips on how you can protect your business from ransomware attacks. 

 

1. Update your computer system regularly

Cyber criminals usually find it easier to attack older versions of operating systems and browsers. However, if you keep all your business computers constantly updated, hackers will be less prepared to attack them as they won’t be able to figure out how to compromise the...

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Cybersecurity Stress Tests: Proactive Solutions for Modern Times
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Although the majority of small- to medium-sized enterprises have contingency plans in place to deal with security issues, it is estimated that a mere 14 per cent have actually carried out tests to gauge the efficacy of these systems – according to a research by Policy Bee. This is a critical concern, as it is otherwise very difficult to uncover any weak points within existing IT infrastructure. What is a stress test and how can one be conducted in order to tackle potential threats or vulnerabilities?

 

Cybersecurity Stress Tests at a Glance

Any stress test primarily involves...

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Analysis
Another big ransom hack: WannaCry
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WannaCry Hack has caused a lot of headaches to numerous companies from health sector, security sector and numerous enterprises. It is a type of malware that locks systems, and when one tries to open up different files, a pop-up informs that those files are encrypted. The catch is that it warns people that they either lose their data or be ready to pay $300 in Bitcoin or lose their data permanently.

 

Older versions of Windows concerned

The most vulnerable systems are the old ones like Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. WannaCry Hack uses a convert...

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