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

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.

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

FSociety Locker – Python Malware

Doctor Chaos

The authors of this malware must be “Mr. Security researchers at Sarah (Qi) Wu and He Xu at Fortinet described the the […]. 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.

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

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

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.

IT pros look to endpoint security to counter custom malware

Computer Weekly

IT professionals are focusing on endpoint security in the face of custom malware that is bypassing traditional perimeter defences, a survey shows

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.

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

Popular malware scanner compromised by malware

IT Manager Daily

If you’ve been using CCleaner for 32-bit Windows machines, you might want to evaluate those systems and run an actual malware scan. In a spooky twist, recent versions of CCleaner have been installing malware programs rather than getting rid of them.

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

Security Think Tank: Malware infection is inevitable, so be prepared

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

Security Think Tank: Minimise malware risks through education, process and technology

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

Security Think Tank: Can low-cost security defeat malware?

Computer Weekly

How should organisations address the need to keep software up to date with security patches without it costing too much or being too labour intensive

Security Think Tank: Addressing the malware arms race

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

New malware attacks safety systems

IT Manager Daily

Emergency shutdown systems have been targeted by a new malware attack. Threat: A malware attack called TRITON targeted control systems that provide emergency shutdowns for industrial processes. Damage risk: The malware can reprogram the SIS to allow unsafe conditions, leading to physical hazards and threats to human safety. The post New malware attacks safety systems appeared first on IT Manager Daily. IT Security Special Report malware triton

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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Non-malware attacks pose bigger threat than malicious software

Computer Weekly

Malware-free cyber attacks are on the rise and artificial intelligence in cyber security is still far from replacing humans, according to most cyber security researchers

PoS malware attacks highlights need for security standards in hotel industry

Computer Weekly

Ongoing data breaches through point of sale malware highlights the need for security standards and central support for franchisees in the hotel industry, say security experts

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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. Most talks on cloud security revolve around preventing a hacker from gaining access, or protecting yourself from a data leak. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. If you’re prepared for this new era of malware, you’ve nothing to fear. Rachel Gillevet.

Google Apps possibly downloading malware onto your device

IT Manager Daily

Google Apps may be allowing bad actors to install malware on your device via a security flaw. Threat: The Google Apps Script, used for apps like Google Drive, has a security vulnerability that could allow hackers to deliver malware to a user’s computer using Google Drive URLs.

Strider cyber attack group deploying malware for espionage

Computer Weekly

Symantec security researchers have uncovered a spying campaign by a previously unknown group using modular malware as stealthware

Russian hacker uses malware to steal gas

IT Manager Daily

A hacker in southern Russia was arrested for using malware to steal gasoline and resell it. Denis Zayev sold malware to gas station employees that could be installed to divert fuel to an empty gas tank, where it could then be resold after cheating customers out of the gas they paid for. The malware corrupted the gas pumps, cash registers and entire IT systems for the affected stations, making it difficult for police to identify Zayev as the culprit.

White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal

CTOvision

With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

Nearly 500,000 routers infected by Russian malware, Apple’s privacy portal, New LocationSmart scandal

CTOvision

Cyber firms, Ukraine warn of planned Russian attack Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit says 500K+ routers in dozens of countries have been infected by Russia-linked malware and could be used to attack Ukraine. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War NewsCisco Systems Inc warned on Wednesday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with [.].

Security Think Tank: Human factor is key to defeating evasive malware

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

Security Think Tank: Awareness and incident response key to fighting evasive malware

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

Malware discovered on Forever 21 PoS devices

IT Manager Daily

Fashion retailer Forever 21 found malware implanted on its point-of-sale systems (PoS) devices during an investigation into a 2017 data breach. The malware was used to search for payment card data processed through the devices, including card numbers, expiration dates and internal verification codes. The post Malware discovered on Forever 21 PoS devices appeared first on IT Manager Daily.

Security Think Tank: Business should assess where to use AI to sniff out smart malware

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

New Android malware could damage phones

IT Manager Daily

A new malware strain could cause some headaches for Android users. The post New Android malware could damage phones appeared first on IT Manager Daily. In this week's e-newsletter IT Security Android hackers malware smartphonesTrojan.AndroidOS.Loapi, or Loapi for short, can mine cryptocurrencies, launch DDoS attacks and show constant ads in other apps, among other malicious activities, according to SecureList.com.

PcTechmate: Automating repair of malware ridden systems

CTOvision

Signature based solutions are being bypassed by malware every day. The pervasiveness and sophistication of modern malware is damaging computers to a point where expert int. Company Security Companies Problem: Everyone is in agreement that today’s antivirus software alone is no longer a viable solution by itself. The most recent reports from Symantec and McAfee have publicly said “Do not rely solely on our products to protect your computer.”

Hospitals targeted using camouflaged old malware

Computer Weekly

Specialised devices running older versions of operating systems are becoming critical points of cyber attack vulnerability, warns TrapX Security

Malware Museum causes controversy among security pros

Network World

The latter work (COFFSHOP.COM, artist unknown, if you’re keeping score) can be found at the Malware Museum, the brainchild of F-Secure Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen. Ah, the edifying trip to the museum. Basking in the Dutch masters. Pondering Warhol’s soup cans.

Our Views On Automating Cyber Defense Including Malware Removal and Return to a Known Good State

CTOvision

With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.