Interview on Automated Malware Removal

CTOvision

Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending – on malware detection, most incident response teams are actually overwhelmed by vast number of security alerts they receive.

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

CTOvision

The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. Individuals take malware and obtain the characteristics pertaining to the individual and find ways to get around the malware inspections in place.

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Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?

CTOvision

In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Internet of Things News Robots Cybersecurity Malware

9 types of malware and how to recognize them

CTOvision

Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. Read Roger A.

FSociety Locker – Python Malware

Doctor Chaos

The authors of this malware must be “Mr. Malware malwareA new ransomware variant, named “Fsociety Locker” (“Fsociety ALpha 1.0”), showed up recently seeking a place in the threat marketplace. Robot” fans, as the name “Fsociety” refers to the fictional group of hackers in that show. Security researchers at Sarah (Qi) Wu and He Xu at Fortinet described the the […].

Email malware targets U.S. senator and military

Tech Republic Security

The cybercriminals behind the powerful banking malware have turned their attention to government targets like Sen. Cory Booker

Android Agent Smith mobile malware hits millions of devices

CTOvision

Mobile malware dubbed Agent Smith has infected about 25 million devices, mainly in India and other Asian countries, but other countries have also been affected, including the UK and US, according to security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies. Disguised as a Google-related application, the malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps […].

New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

Researchers warn of new support scam malware

Computer Weekly

Security researchers have identified a new strain of support scam malware and a way of clearing up infected machines

Mac Malware Backdoor.MAC.Elanor: Steal Data, Execute Code, Control Webcam

Doctor Chaos

Well it is finally here … a MAC malware being coined as Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. This malware is embedded into a fake file converter application. Malware Apple MacOS malwareOnce infected they can steal data, control your camera and so on. The original post can be foundHERE. After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier […].

Global shipping industry attacked by coronavirus-themed malware

Tech Republic Security

Hackers are using malicious emails about the coronavirus to trick people with a malware called AZORult

Citadel malware developer jailed

Computer Weekly

A Russian man believed to be one of the developers of the Citadel malware used to steal millions by infecting around 11 million computers around the world

Almost half of mobile malware are hidden apps

Tech Republic Security

Cybercriminals are finding new ways to get malware on mobile devices, including abusing Android's accessibility features, according to a McAfee report

Coronavirus-themed malware intensifies across the world

Tech Republic Security

Such threats continued to spread in April and are likely to be the new norm, at least until the pandemic subsides, according to Bitdefender

Fileless Malware: You should already be prepared

IT Toolbox

The buzzword "fileless malware" is increasingly causing fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But we should already have controls in place

WannaCry hero malware trial postponed

Computer Weekly

The US court appearance of British WannaCry hero on charges of writing and distributing malware has been postponed

HP aims to secure its PC portfolio with Sure Sense malware blocker

CTOvision

HP on Tuesday announced a bevy of PC updates and new features, as well as the formal release of HP Sure Sense, the company’s new software that uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware.

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Mac Malware Backdoor.MAC.Elanor: Steal Data, Execute Code, Control Webcam

Doctor Chaos

Well it is finally here … a MAC malware being coined as Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. This malware is embedded into a fake file converter application. Malware Apple MacOS malwareOnce infected they can steal data, control your camera and so on. The original post can be foundHERE. After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier […].

Security Think Tank: Malware is sneaky

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

How cyber attackers hide malware on your network

Network World

Knowing where to look for malware lurking on your network gives you a better chance to prevent damage from it

List of Latest Malware Attacks in the World

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - List of Latest Malware Attacks in the World - Information Technology Blog. Malware in different forms has caused serious data loss to users around the world in the last few decades. Latest Malware Attacks in the World.

FBI arrests UK WannaCry hero on malware charges

Computer Weekly

The Briton credited with stopping the WannaCry global malware attacks in their tracks in May has been arrested in the US on malware charges

How to avoid malware on Android in one easy step

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen offers up his best advice for avoiding malware on Android

Malware hidden in CCleaner targeted tech firms

Computer Weekly

Major tech firms were targeted by malware hidden in Avast’s Piriform CCleaner software, researchers have found, leading to speculation that it may have been state-sponsored espionage attack

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business

CTOvision

Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property.

Mac malware continuing to escalate, warn security researchers

Computer Weekly

Malware targeting the Mac operating system has seen a significant growth in the first half of this hear, according to security firm Malwarebytes

Security Think Tank: Equip employees to guard against malicious malware

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

New malware dropper is a "hornet's nest" of dangerous software

Tech Republic Security

The newly discovered Legion Loader infects computers with a huge quantity and variety of malware, making it a serious threat

What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?

CTOvision

Malware exists even there - and it spreads fast. And like any system with a physical backend, the cloud can easily be subject to a wide range of vulnerabilities - including malware. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. The problem is that the malware components aren’t identifiable through traditional scanning simply because they aren’t assembled as malware until the moment of attack.Some exploits appear to be benign.”.

Considerations for reasonable malware response

IT Toolbox

In today’s world of endless malware infections, most response efforts are reactive. They always seem to happen to the worst possible people or during the worst possible times – typically to a C-level executive late on a Friday afternoon. As it relates to these type of response efforts, I’m often asked whether you should leave the system running or should you just shut

Research shows malware is easy to buy, own, and deploy

Tech Republic Security

With just a few Bitcoins and a quick search of Dark Web marketplaces, bad actors can become the owners of powerfully malicious tools

Unconventional Wisdom: Explore Paying The Ransom In Parallel With Other Recovery Options

Forrester IT

incident response security & risk vulnerability & threat management bitcoin malware ransomware threatYour organization has just received ransom notices across your infrastructure, informing you of what you already fear. All your critical business data has been encrypted.

Malware Uses Your PC to send 30K Sextortion Emails Per Hour

CTOvision

First developed to distribute various malware like Gandcrab, Pony, and Pushdo to email users for the purpose of turning victim accounts into hosts for fraudulent cryptomining operations, Phorpiex now has a new trick up its sleeve. The Phorpiex (aka Trik) botnet has existed for almost 10 years.

How to protect your organization against the latest malware threats

Tech Republic Security

With the shift toward remote working, cybercriminals have been targeting exploits in VPN, Internet of Things, and authentication technology, says cybersecurity firm Nuspire

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

Gizmodo

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating.

Nearly a third of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

Computer Weekly

Companies could be missing up to third of malware that is targeting them, according to a report by WatchGuard

Check Point finds AdultSwine malware in Google Play apps

Computer Weekly

Security researchers have discovered new malware code hidden in game apps, mainly aimed at youngsters

Microsoft and Intel are working on a project that converts malware into images for easier identification

TechSpot

Building on an earlier joint effort, the two are now attempting to tackle malware classification as a computer vision task through an approach known as static malware-as-image network analysis (STAMINA).

Security Think Tank: 10 control areas to mitigate against malware attacks

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

How to Remove Malware Tips

Galido

Malware is an abbreviated term that stands for “malicious software.” What is Malware? There are various types of malware. Malware creation has become popular in recent times due to the the lure of money that can be made through organized Internet crime.

Leaked SMB exploits make malware powerful, warns Cylance

Computer Weekly

Four key exploits at the heart of hacking tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers have given malware authors a lot of power, say security researchers

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How to protect computers that store biometric data from malware

Tech Republic Security

More than a third of systems that handle biometric data were hit by at least one malware infection in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new Kaspersky report