Month: June 2017

Deconstructing Petya: how it spreads and how to fight back

Read full post It’s been 24 hours since the outbreak first hit: here’s what we know now about how Petya behaves

/ June 28, 2017

Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Read full post Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware. The post Four...

/ June 28, 2017

Neuroscience and safety: your thoughts are safe (for now)

Read full post ESET’s Sabrina Pagnotta delves deep into the fascinating world of neuroscience, examining whether our brains can be compromised. The post Neuroscience and safety: your thoughts are safe (for now) appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ June 28, 2017

Anthem to pay record $115m to settle lawsuits over massive breach

Read full post Attackers grabbed data including names, birthdates, taxpayer IDs and more from Anthem patients – a toolkit for identity theft

/ June 28, 2017

Create a single file to protect yourself from the latest ransomware attack

Read full post You can vaccinate your system in seconds from the Petya/NonPetya ransomware — at least, for now.

/ June 27, 2017

[Strategic Security Report] How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Problem

Read full post Enterprises are spending more of their IT budgets on cybersecurity technology. How do your organization’s security plans and strategies compare to what others are doing? Here’s an in-depth look.

/ June 27, 2017

Petya-based Ransomware Assaults Global Networks

Read full post A host of companies across industries have confirmed attacks today by a brutal wave of ransomware, including global law firm DLA Piper, U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck, and the Danish shipping company Maersk. Although targets originally appeared in...

/ June 27, 2017

Massive Skype Zero-Day Enables Remote Crashes

Read full post A security researcher uncovered a Skype vulnerability that could allow hackers to remotely execute code and crash software if exploited.

/ June 27, 2017

Petya Or Not? Global Ransomware Outbreak Hits Europe’s Industrial Sector, Thousands More

Read full post With echoes of WannaCry, infections spread fast. Some security researchers describe malware as variant of Petya; others say it’s a brand new sample.

/ June 27, 2017

No-Name Security Incidents Caused as Many Tears as WannaCry, Pros Say

Read full post Half of security pros say they’ve worked just as frantically this year to fix other incidents that the public never heard about.

/ June 27, 2017

Six quick facts to know about today’s global ransomware attack

Read full post This is what you need to know — right now.

/ June 27, 2017

WannaCry Blame Game: Why Delayed Patching Is not the Problem

Read full post While post mortems about patching, updating, and backups have some value, the best preventative security controls are increased understanding and knowledge.

/ June 27, 2017

Microsoft Integrates EMET into Fall Windows 10 Update

Read full post The Windows 10 Creators Update, slated to launch this fall, will include components from the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).

/ June 27, 2017

News in brief: cars confused by kangaroos; fears on airport books move; Google hit with €2.42bn fine

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ June 27, 2017

Facebook moves to protect profile pictures from scammers

Read full post Well, if you’re a woman in India, that is. Facebook says it’s to protect women there who are more than usually reluctant to upload profile pictures, and hopes to roll out the tool more widely soon

/ June 27, 2017

Breaking news: here’s what we know about what could be the latest ‘Petya’ ransomware outbreak

Read full post Here’s our advice as a new ransomware outbreak hits businesses around the world

/ June 27, 2017

New WannaCryptor-like ransomware attack hits Ukraine … may be global in scope

Read full post Numerous reports are coming out on social media about a new ransomware attack in Ukraine, which could be related to the Petya family. The post New WannaCryptor-like ransomware attack hits Ukraine … may be global in scope...

/ June 27, 2017

Compliance in the Cloud Needs To Be Continuous & Automated

Read full post Complex IT environments require timely visibility into risk and compliance.

/ June 27, 2017

Watch out: don’t lose your passwords when you sign up online

Read full post Researchers have identified how an attacker could steal passwords – and answers to security questions – when you register for something online. We’ve got some tips for website owners and users to protect you

/ June 27, 2017

9 Ways to Protect Your Cloud Environment from Ransomware

Read full post The same technology driving faster collaboration and data transfer also enables cybercriminals to quickly spread ransomware.

/ June 27, 2017

Firefox Focus: the not-quite-a-browser for Android aims for privacy

Read full post Mozilla has brought its stripped back browser that focuses on speed and privacy to Android – here’s what we’ve made of it

/ June 27, 2017

Zero-day Skype flaw causes crashes, remote code execution

Read full post The critical flaw doesn’t require any user interaction, either.

/ June 27, 2017

Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement for 2015 Breach

Read full post If approved, it will dwarf settlements paid by Target, Home Depot, and Ashley Madison.

/ June 26, 2017

FBI Highlights BEC, Tech Support Scams, Ransomware Concerns

Read full post The 2016 Internet Crime Report found tech support fraud, business email compromise, and ransomware were major fraud categories last year.

/ June 26, 2017

News in brief: Gmail stops scanning; UK Parliament hack; Windows 10 S hacked

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ June 26, 2017

How Spora ransomware tries to fool antivirus

Read full post Spora ransomware is back and it’s trying to confuse antivirus products and email filters.

/ June 26, 2017

Ransomware, botnets, surveillance, phishing and GDPR! [PODCAST]

Read full post We cover five hot topics in computer security: ransomware, botnets, surveillance, phishing and GDPR.

/ June 26, 2017

Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Read full post Some will find Snapchat’s latest feature a bit stalkerish and creepy. Here is how to turn it off and preserve your privacy. The post Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location...

/ June 26, 2017

Anthem customers to get less than $1 each after 2015 breach

Read full post The lawyers who brought the suit get up to one-third of the $115 million settlement.

/ June 26, 2017

Look, But Don’t Touch: One Key to Better ICS Security

Read full post Better visibility is essential to improving the cybersecurity of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, but the OT-IT cultural divide must be united.

/ June 26, 2017

Recovering from Bad Decisions in the Cloud

Read full post The cloud makes it much easier to make changes to security controls than in traditional networks.

/ June 26, 2017

How Snapchat shares your (and your kids’) location

Read full post Some police and child protection authorities are advising parents to turn off the new feature

/ June 26, 2017

Snapchat starts sharing your (and your kids’) location. Turn it off.

Read full post Some police and child protection authorities are advising parents to turn off the new feature

/ June 26, 2017

SamSam ransomware now demands $33,000 from victims

Read full post Attacks have increased, and so has the blackmail.

/ June 26, 2017

Google strips private medical data from searches

Read full post You may be surprised to learn that Google’s search engine was accidentally indexing such a sensitive category of data in the first place.

/ June 26, 2017

Monday review – the hot 27 stories of the week

Read full post From Stack Clash to some new malware using an old trick and Amazon’s plans for in-store web tomfoolery, and more!

/ June 26, 2017

Virginia Consultant Charged with Espionage

Read full post Federal authorities charged a consultant with espionage for transmitting top secret and secret documents to China.

/ June 23, 2017

Android Marcher Variant Makes Rounds as Adobe Flash Player Update

Read full post Zscaler researchers discover a new variant of the Android Marcher malware, which aims to steal online banking credentials and credit card information.

/ June 23, 2017

News in brief: drone chiefs urge regulation; Microsoft drops SMB1; Virgin router warning

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ June 23, 2017

$12B in Fraud Loss Came from Data Breach Victims in 2016

Read full post Three-quarters of the total fraud losses for 2016 arose from victims who had been victims of a data breach within the previous six years.

/ June 23, 2017