Attacker Mistake Botches Cyborg Ransomware Campaign

Cybercriminals attempted to install Cyborg ransomware on target machines by deceiving victims with a fraudulent Windows update. Install Latest Microsoft Windows Update now! Critical Microsoft Windows Update! These are the two subject lines of fraudulent emails disguised to appear as Windows Update notifications while containing malicious attachments to infect targets…

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What It Means & What to Do About It

Trusted Platform Modules are well-suited to a wide range of applications, but for the strongest security, architect them into “defense-in-depth” designs. On November 12, researchers, led by a team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, disclosed details of two new potentially serious security vulnerabilities — dubbed TPM-Fail — that could allow attackers…

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Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?

How the helping hand of artificial intelligence allows security teams to remain human while protecting themselves from their own humanity being used against them. Nobel Prize-winning novelist Anatole France famously opined: “It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.” As a species, we’re innately designed with — as…

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5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future

Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans. Many chief information security officers view their responsibilities through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) model of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. There’s been a focus on detecting and responding to endpoint threats over…

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Attacks on Healthcare Jump 60% in 2019

Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals’ favorite weapons in their campaigns. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare organizations, with attacks using Trojan malware climbing by 82% between the second and third quarters of this year. Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations jumped 60% in the first nine…

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How Does Your Cyber Resilience Measure Up?

The security measures companies take today may not be enough for tomorrow’s cyber assault, but switching to a proactive, risk-based framework may better protect your organization. The frequency and sophistication of worldwide cyberattacks continue to surge, with businesses falling victim to a ransomware attacks every 13.275 seconds, according to Cyber Defense…

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Breaches Are Inevitable, So Embrace the Chaos

Avoid sinking security with principles of shipbuilding known since the 15th century. If you consider cybersecurity breaches to be the “new normal,” you’re in good company. A recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab revealed that 86% of 250 top security officials who participated believe that cybersecurity breaches are inevitable. The…

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