Solving the problem of insider threats to enterprise cybersecurity

There are many threats to enterprise cyber security with most coming from external threat actors. One of the most overlooked threats that companies are not safe from is insider threats. Security professionals are constantly being warned about insider threats and in A10 Networks AIR report earlier this year almost half (48 percent) of IT leaders say they agree or strongly agree that their employees do not care about its security…

May 24, 2018
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CryptON Ransomware used to hack remote desktop services

A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files. This new campaign was first discovered by Malwarebytes security researcher S!Ri who posted about it on Twitter. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer The post CryptON Ransomware used…

May 24, 2018
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WordPress sites targeted by hackers installing backdoored plugins

Hackers have come up with a never-before-seen method of installing backdoored plugins on websites running the open-source WordPress CMS, and this new technique relies on using weakly protected WordPress.com accounts and the Jetpack plugin. The technique is highly complex, and to compromise a site, a hacker must go through different steps, during which multiple things can prevent the attack from being successful. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer The…

May 24, 2018
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Cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) hit by DDOS attack

Verge (XVG), a cryptocurrency designed for everyday use and an improvement upon the original Bitcoin blockchain, is currently experiencing a DDOS cyber-attack. The company confirmed this with a statement on Twitter, “It appears some mining pools are under ddos attack, and we are experiencing a delay in our blocks, we are working to resolve this.” Ocminer on a BitcoinTalk forum suggests an attacker appears to have altered the Verge blockchain….

May 24, 2018
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VPNFilter compromising 500,000 routers

A newly-disclosed malware infection has compromised more than 500,000 home and small office routers and NAS boxes. Researchers with Cisco Talos say the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, has been spreading around the globe, but appears to primarily be largely targeting machines in the Ukraine. “Both the scale and the capability of this operation are concerning,” Talos writes in its alert. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register The post VPNFilter compromising…

May 24, 2018
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CISO Chat – Shaan Mulchandani, Chief Global Security Strategy Officer at Aricent

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. As the issues in cyber have evolved, so too has…

May 24, 2018
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