Microsoft has observed a 254% increase in activity over the past six months from a Linux Trojan called XorDDos. First discovered in 2014, XorDDos was named after its denial-of-service-related activities on Linux endpoints and servers and its usage of XOR-based encryption for its communications.
Never have global financial institutions
faced such adversaries. The cybercriminal gangs now wield tools that
used to be the province of nation-states, and the nation-states now
engage in activities that once were owned by cybercrime. Scams
and schemes including account
takeover, denial of service and ransomware...
Containers and cloud-based resources are being used to launch DoS attacks against Russian, Belarusian and Lithuanian websites. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike's researchers say that through their Docker Engine honeypots, they observed two different Docker images targeting these assets.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine are warning of massive DDoS attacks against pro-Ukrainian targets. The intelligence service in Romania, SRI, also warns of a similar type of attack targeting sites belonging to its national authorities.
Russian government hackers and cybercrime groups are teaming up to launch cyberattacks against the West in retaliation for its support of Ukraine. Some cybercrime groups have pledged to support the Russian government and threatened to go after countries providing material support to Ukraine.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies are under great pressure to provide prompt services to appropriate constituents, however, technological limitations and an unprecedented surge in demand have exposed gaps in fraud mitigation. IT systems will need to be better prepared to accomodate changes to...
At a time when applications are more business-critical than ever - and visibility is more challenging to achieve - we need to discuss new strategies and tools for maximizing application intelligence. Sujay Pathakji of Axiom Telecom and Srudi Dineshan of Gigamon share insights.
A new ongoing malware campaign is currently being conducted in the wild, targeting unpatched TOTOLINK routers. By leveraging a newly released exploit code, threat actors can use this variant of the Mirai botnet, called Beastmode, to potentially infect vulnerable devices.
When it comes to advanced threat response, 42% of financial institutions say their current abilities are average. Only 35% say automation currently plays a strong role. Josh Zelonis of Palo Alto Networks and Sid Srivastava of Accenture analyze the State of Security Automation in Financial Services.
With so much at stake, organizations have to formulate a framework of cybersecurity strategies that can adapt to new and evolving threats. Cybersecurity involves not just technological defenses but a comprehensive process that keeps employees updated about security policies, ensures there's a thorough evaluation of...
On Monday night, Israeli government websites including those of the prime minister and the ministries of Interior, Health, Justice, and Welfare, went offline. The Israel National Cyber Directorate confirmed a massive DDoS attack against a communications provider, resulting in temporary access loss.
Pete Barker was a cybersecurity Digital Loss Prevention practitioner before joining SpyCloud as Director of Fraud & Identity. He saw first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on fraud incidents, which are more automated and broadly targeted. He explains how "COVID changed all the rules" and how defenders can raise their game.
Unique BeyondTrust Labs Analysis of Ransomware and Phishing Trends & How to Mitigate Them. This research report provides insights and analysis into threats and privileged account misuse on Windows devices across the globe, and is based on real-world monitoring and analysis of attacks between Q1 2020 and Q1 2021...
Many of the workplace changes accelerated by the pandemic are expected to endure, and a more durable hybrid work environment is taking root. The hybrid workplace has been called a "cybersecurity nightmare,” and "a hacker’s dream". We have created this guide to help you understand the shifting threatscape and the...