Malware-Ridden Email Campaign Targets U.S. Gov Agency

By |2020-02-05T22:49:48+00:00February 5th, 2020|Security News|

A malware downloader named Carrotball emerged in a malicious email campaign; source could be linked to the Konni Group APT Several strains of malware struck a US government agency through spear phishing emails. The attack campaign, “Fractured Statue,” went on from July to October and used six different malicious document attachments. They came from four [...]

The Warning Is Out: Prepare for Cyber Attacks from Iran, Especially ‘Wiper’ Attacks

By |2020-01-24T01:32:00+00:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Security News|

Wiper attacks make ransomware look mild After the US launched a drone attack that resulted in the death of Iran’s top military general a few days ago, Iran promised vengeance against the US. On Tuesday of this week, Iran made good on their vow with a military strike on air force bases in Iraq, inhabited [...]

Essential Though It May Be, Cyber Insurance Is a Cold-Hearted Friend

By |2020-01-12T01:30:39+00:00January 1st, 2020|Blog, Security News|

The millions companies spend on R&D is a positive investment that’s going into the future of the company. Buying cyber insurance is a negative investment, a necessary expense to compensate and brace for the necessary evils out there. But while a company welcomes a certain amount of security a big cyber insurance policy brings, it [...]

In 2019, the Year of Rising Ransomware, Ryuk Wields its Own Unique Nastiness

By |2020-01-09T01:47:53+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Ryuk – pronounced “r-ee-y-oo-k“ – is originally the name of a character in a popular Japanese comic book series, and also appears as that character in the anime and manga series “Death Note.” A demon of death, it’s fitting that the Ryuk name describes a nasty piece of ransomware circulating around the web. We’ve seen [...]

Ransomware Strikes Louisiana for the Third Time in Recent Months;
33 US States Hit This Year

By |2019-12-18T17:53:37+00:00December 18th, 2019|Security News|

Map of 245 ransomware attacks across 33+ states, to be updated as attacks continue. Last Friday, Louisiana again announced another “cybersecurity incident,” later confirmed to be ransomware, this time striking the city of New Orleans. The city’s mayor announced a state of emergency, cautioning the cyber attack could result in harm to city property. City [...]

ACBackdoor Malware Targets Windows, Linux Users

By |2020-01-01T06:23:57+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog, Security News|

A backdoor version of malware, ACBackdoor, is hitting Linux and Windows platforms. Once the malware has compromised the machines, the attackers run additional malicious code and binaries. One security researcher at Intezer has studied ACBackdoor and says about it: "ACBackdoor provides arbitrary execution of shell commands, arbitrary binary execution, persistence, and update capabilities." The malware [...]

The Virsec Story: Game-Changing Application Visibility & Protection

By |2019-12-10T17:24:15+00:00December 1st, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Virsec's Application Protection Story The presentation below is from a recorded presentation by Willy Leichter, VP of Marketing and Product Management. Willy gives a brief but thorough overview of the state of cybersecurity - from the threats and vulnerabilities organizations face today to Virsec's deep and complete insight and protection. Virsec's unique approach to [...]

1.2 Billion Records Exposed in the Biggest Data Leak in a Decade

By |2019-12-06T19:11:17+00:00November 30th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing data leaks on a daily basis but every now and then one of them is a spectacular doozy. All on one server with 4 billion user accounts involved, the sheer number of records could populate a small galaxy. The only fortunate thing, if anything fortunate could be said about this [...]

Speed to market: Amid a rush to guard the grid, Raytheon finds allies in innovation

By |2019-12-08T19:51:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

With energy grids under constant threat of cyberattack, Raytheon is getting the technology of small, innovative software firms into the hands of big international customers. The malware that blacked out parts of Kiev, Ukraine, was a ticking time bomb. It slipped inside the networks of electrical substations through a flaw in an obscure device. It [...]

Ransomware Attack: Cybercriminals Hit California School District

By |2019-11-15T19:18:09+00:00November 15th, 2019|Security News|

Another school district – California’s San Bernardino City Unified – affected by ransomware in its computer network & servers Cybercriminals have been doing a sweep across varies US cities and states, including schools in numerous ransomware attacks. San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) is the latest to be impacted when ransomware struck the districts [...]