Dark Web Becomes a Haven for Targeted Hits – Buyers and Sellers Conspire to Carry Out Malicious Crimes

By |2019-06-14T18:43:56+00:00June 13th, 2019|Security News, Virsec in the News|

Dark Reading, June 10, 2019 with comments by Ray DeMeo; Malware on the Dark Web is increasingly customized to target specific organizations and executives. The Dark Web is a demented shopping center where people can buy or sell any number of wicked and malicious products and services. Whatever an ill-minded individual can think up and [...]

At the midpoint of 2019, we’re taking a look at our past and future predictions–We invite you to share your feedback

By |2019-06-14T00:32:06+00:00June 12th, 2019|Security News|

Death, taxes….and cyber threats In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin couldn’t conceive of computing and the Internet, but in our current era and [...]

Annual FBI Internet Crime Report Shows Cyber Crimes Climbed, Costs Hit $2.7 Billion in 2018

By |2019-06-11T21:57:03+00:00June 10th, 2019|Security News|

Crimes reached $2.7 billion across victims of all ages, primarily over age 50 Near the end of April, the FBI released the annual report – The Internet Crime Report – from its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The report covers cyber crimes that occurred in 2018, including fraud, theft and exploitation that continue to plague [...]

EternalBlue reaching new heights since WannaCry outbreak

By |2019-05-23T20:31:34+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Security News|

Attack attempts involving EternalBlue now number in the hundreds of thousands daily WannaCry (aka WannaCryptor) struck two years ago. EternalBlue was the destructive exploit at the heart of this ransomware that shocked organizations and wreaked extensive havoc. It’s believed EternalBlue was released into the wild by a mysterious group known as The Shadow Brokers in [...]

Chinese Hacking Group, Buckeye, Used Stolen NSA Hacking Tools Ahead of Shadow Brokers’ Leaks

By |2019-06-14T02:04:30+00:00May 16th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

NSA EternalBlue, DoublePulsar Hacking Tools Stolen in 2016, Leaked into the Wild in 2016 and 2017 A Chinese state-sponsored group has been using the infamous hacking tools - EternalBlue, DoublePulsar - and variants, for years now. Apparently, even before they were stolen and released by The Shadow Brokers. These dangerous hacking tools have some history. [...]

Similar to Spectre yet Different, Spoiler Is a New Threat Impacting All Intel Chips;

By |2019-05-11T18:57:57+00:00May 9th, 2019|Security News|

No Quick Fix for chip flaw in sight; A year following the revelation of Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws, a new flaw – Spoiler - has been discovered that affects all Intel chips. The flaw occurs because of how Intel chips perform speculative execution in order to increase CPU performance. The flaw affects all Intel [...]

Prediction Series #13 Final: For Defending Against 2019 Application Security Threats, Virsec Has You Covered

By |2019-06-14T02:04:31+00:00April 30th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

In our Prediction blog series for 2019, we’ve outlined in 12 blogs 12 troubling areas where we expect cyber threats to expand this year. The Troubling Twelve 1. Security systems are blind to memory-based threats - a failure that will continue to pose data theft risks 2. Critical infrastructure organizations will face more pressure to [...]

Prediction Series #12: Moving WAFs to the Cloud Means Dialing Down App Security

By |2019-06-14T02:04:31+00:00April 24th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

As the Cloud Takes Over, Many Organizations Consider WAF Replacement; Different from a traditional firewall that monitors traffic between servers, a web application firewall (WAF) filters the content of specific web applications. It’s designed to filter, monitor and block HTTP traffic to and from a web application. As such, WAFs have been viewed as a [...]

Prediction Series #11: Servers and endpoints differ vastly from each other & cannot be protected by the same means

By |2019-06-14T02:04:31+00:00April 21st, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Priorities for servers, apps, and cloud workloads are shifting Nothing has changed the business and technology world more than the cloud. The cloud has changed the application delivery landscape, and the area that may be most effected of all is the area of security strategies. As businesses move their applications to the cloud, the security [...]

Gartner Market Guide Calls Memory Protection a “Mandatory Capability”

By |2019-06-14T02:04:31+00:00April 17th, 2019|Blog, Security News|

Cloud Workload Protection Platform Report Highlights Changing Security Needs Research firm Gartner recently released an update to its Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms authored by influential security analyst Neil MacDonald. While the CWPP acronym might not roll off the tongue, it is rapidly emerging as an important category as businesses of all types [...]