Scranos Revisited – Rethinking persistence to keep established network alive

Scranos Revisited – Rethinking persistence to keep established network alive

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 26.06.2019

In April, Bitdefender broke the news of an emerging botnet dubbed Scranos. Originating from China, it has spread across Europe and the United States, snaring Windows and Android devices with advertising fraud and social network manipulation. Our original report shone a spotlight on Scranos operators and exposed their illicit use of Authenticode certificates, and other […] read more

Level of Cyber Risk to Businesses Held Steady in First Quarter According to Report

Level of Cyber Risk to Businesses Held Steady in First Quarter According to Report

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 25.06.2019

Cyber security executives and teams—and for that matter organizations as a whole—could certainly use some good news when it comes to risk assessment, and perhaps a recent report provides just that. read more

Australian Hacker to Serve 3 Years in Prison for Insider Trading, Unauthorized Computer Access

Australian Hacker to Serve 3 Years in Prison for Insider Trading, Unauthorized Computer Access

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 25.06.2019

A 42-year old Australian IT consultant is going to prison for three years on charges of “insider trading, unauthorized access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence (insider trading) and the alteration of electronic devices required by ASIC,” announced ASIC (Australian Securities and#38; Investments Commission) on Tuesday. As per ASIC, Steven Oakes [and#8230;] read more

Two brothers arrested for Bitfinex hack and multi-year cryptocurrency phishing campaign

Two brothers arrested for Bitfinex hack and multi-year cryptocurrency phishing campaign

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 25.06.2019

Computer crime authorities in Israel have arrested two brothers in connection with a phishing campaign that spread over multiple years and the 2016 hack of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange. 21-year-old Assaf Gigi and his older brother Eli, both from Jerusalem, were arrested by Lahav 433 (the Israeli equivalent to the FBI) on suspicion of hacking [and#8230;] read more

IoT Seen as Strategic Urgency for Organizations in Middle East

IoT Seen as Strategic Urgency for Organizations in Middle East

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 25.06.2019

The Industrial Internet of Things market is forecast to grow tremendously worldwide by 2024, as companies are already leveraging the opportunities in industrial environments. Valued at more than $350 billion last year, the market it is expected to register a CAGR of 17.62% in the next five years. Transportation, for instance, will undergo major transformation ... The post IoT Seen as Strategic Urgency for Organizations in Middle East appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Yikes! WeTransfer sends users’ files to the wrong people, says it doesn’t know what happened

Yikes! WeTransfer sends users’ files to the wrong people, says it doesn’t know what happened

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 24.06.2019

In the most embarrassing security incident so far in 2019, file sharing service WeTransfer has sent users’ files to the wrong inboxes for at least a full day last week. Worse still, the company says it can’t figure out what happened. WeTransfer customers who used the service to share files between June 16 and June [and#8230;] read more

Cyber Risk Insurance Sector to Reach $7.5 Billion by End of the Decade, PwC Says

Cyber Risk Insurance Sector to Reach $7.5 Billion by End of the Decade, PwC Says

by Business Insights , on 24.06.2019

Cyber insurance is clearly a good idea, considering the rapid growth of technology and daily malware releases. June isn’t even over and already 6.46 million new pieces of malware appeared this month, as per AV-Test. But simply because a company chooses to protect its assets in case of a breach, it doesn’t mean it will never fall victim to an attack. In today’s threat landscape, cyberattacks are inevitable. It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but of “when” the next attack will strike to encrypt valuable data or shut down a critical infrastructure. read more

Office 365 Proves Popular with Phishers

Office 365 Proves Popular with Phishers

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 22.06.2019

With 180 million active users it's no wonder that Microsoft Office 365 has caught the attention of online criminals. read more

Millions of Dell PCs vulnerable to attack, due to a flaw in bundled system-health software

Millions of Dell PCs vulnerable to attack, due to a flaw in bundled system-health software

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 21.06.2019

Millions of Dell PCs and laptops running Windows are vulnerable to attack via a high severity security hole, that could be exploited by malicious hackers to hijack control over devices. In a support advisory published on its website, Dell reveals that the problem lies within a third-party component of SupportAssist, troubleshooting software bundled with the [and#8230;] read more

Stop Cyberbullying Day: How Bitdefender Parental Control can help parents in their digital parenting

Stop Cyberbullying Day: How Bitdefender Parental Control can help parents in their digital parenting

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.06.2019

The most common challenge parents face today is finding a balance between giving children enough freedom to discover, learn and enjoy technology, and keeping them safe from dangers they cannot handle. Out of over 20,000 parents who participated in worldwide research into high-risk online platforms, 65% single out cyberbullying on social media as their biggest ... The post Stop Cyberbullying Day: How Bitdefender Parental Control can help parents in their digital parenting appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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