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 […]. CTO Cyber Security NewsRead Roger A.

Interview on Automated Malware Removal

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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.

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.

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

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 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?

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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

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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.

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 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.

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

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

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

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Cyber Security NewsSucuri 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 […].

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

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

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.

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: 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

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

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

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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. Figures from security company Malwarebytes Labs in a new report suggest […].

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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Millions of Android users beware: Alibaba’s UC Browser can be used to deliver malware

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UC Browser, a hugely popular mobile browser from Alibaba-owned UCWeb, has a design flaw that allows attackers to swap out downloads from the company’s servers with files from any server on the internet, according to researchers at Russian security firm Dr. Web. Cyber Security News

What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?

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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.

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.

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

White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal

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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.

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

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

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

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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: 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

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.”

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.