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In the News2019-04-09T22:18:06+00:00


Microsoft’s Familiar Refrain: Disable Macros to Avoid Malware Campaign Running FlawedAmmyy Trojan

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

SC Magazine, June 25, 2019, with comments from Satya Gupta; A fully patched Windows PC can spread malicious malware functions via Excel attachment Microsoft issued a warning about malware that runs a remote access Trojan, triggered by an Excel attachment. The attachment spreads a macro that’s in turn runs the Flawed Ammyy remote access Trojan (RAT). To avoid this scenario, [...]

Insights from New Report: 50% of Manufacturers Breached in 2018

By |June 29th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Journal of Cyber Policy, June 25, 2019, with comments by Saurabh Sharma A new survey from Sikich reveals that 50% of manufacturers responding confirmed their organization suffered a data breach in the last year. According to Saurabh Sharma, VP of Business Development, Virsec Systems, “Overall, our industrial sector is poorly prepared for today’s cyberattacks. While most competitive firms have invested in advanced manufacturing equipment, [...]

Summer Breach Season Claims Canadian Credit Union

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Security News, Virsec in the News|

Credit Union Times, June 24, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter; The credit union reports “an ill-intentioned employee” swiped data of 2.9 million members. Based in Lévis, Quebec, Desjardins is Canada’s biggest credit union. One of the world’s largest financial institutions with 7 million members and 46,216 people on staff, they manage $295.5 billion annually. And this week, they announced [...]

Oregon DHS hit by massive phishing attack, 645K accounts compromised

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Fox News, June 20, 2019, with comments from Willy Leichter; 645,000 of 1,000,000 Oregon clients of Department of Human Services had PHI exposed Last week, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) had to inform about 645,000 of their clients that their protected health information (PHI) was compromised. The DHS serves 1,000,000 Oregon residents annually, who were victims of a [...]

New Academic Study Highlights How Dark Net Hacking Services Pose Threat to the Enterprise

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

CPO Magazine, June 17, 2019, with comments from Ray DeMeo; The wealthiest companies at highest risk of hackers, now running large-platform hacking models Amidst all the businesses in the world seeking growth, one area that never needs to fear lack of growth is that of cybercrime. The economy of global cybercrime is lucrative and always growing. Senior Lecturer in Criminology [...]

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

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, 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 decide to follow through on, [...]

When Older Windows Systems Won’t Die

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

Dark Reading, May 17, 2019, with comments from Satya Gupta; Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises. In the last couple of weeks, a number of cyber security flaws made news but the capturing the most attention is the [...]

Microsoft ‘Bluekeep’ Flaw Threatens Medical Devices, IoT

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Virsec in the News|

Security Ledger, May 28, 2019, with comments by Satya Gupta; Microsoft’s worm-friendly Bluekeep flaw affects medical devices and other Internet of Things endpoints, security experts are warning. ‘Bluekeep’ is a zero-day vulnerability that can strike Windows Remote Desktops and threatens medical devices and other endpoints that are connected to the Internet. Internet of Things – IoT – systems are especially [...]

Snapchat employees abused data access privileges to spy on users

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Virsec in the News|

ThreatPost, May 24, 2019, with comments by Willy Leichter Report finds Snap employees misused privileges of internal SnapLion tool to access Snapchat user data; experts warning that insider threats a top challenge for privacy In Q3 of 2018, Snapchat had 186 million users. SnapChat’s mother company - Snap – is on the defensive after last week’s report that Snap employees [...]