Month: August 2018

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European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at least under the early reign of the region’s tough new data protection framework, GDPR — as organizations scramble to comply with
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Summary In May 2017, SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit® (CTU) researchers investigated a widespread and opportunistic WCry (also known as WanaCry, WanaCrypt, and Wana Decrypt0r) ransomware campaign that impacted many systems around the world. Some affected systems have national importance. CTU® researchers link the rapid spread of the ransomware to use of a separate worm component
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Organizations have many concerns when it comes to employee travel, from reimbursements and company credit cards to hotel and flight arrangements. But IT should add mobile device security threats to the list. It’s easy for organizations with users that travel domestically or internationally to overlook mobile device security threats. These threat actors are not stereotypical
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Attackers are leveraging a new technique that allows them to run a specious file that looks legitimate but is actually malicious, according to the research team at Cyberbit. The component object model (COM) hijacking technique, usually used for attackers as a persistence mechanism, also has evasive capabilities. A proof-of-concept experiment run by the Cyberbit research
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Ransomware has become a multimillion-dollar black market business for cybercriminals, and SamSam being a great example. New research revealed that the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from its victims since December 2015, when the cyber gang behind the ransomware started distributing the malware in the wild. Researchers at Sophos have tracked Bitcoin addresses