Displaying items by tag: Emotet

Wednesday, 06 April 2022 15:12

Network attacks increasing: WatchGuard

Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies says network attack detections have reached a three-year high, and the fourth quarter of 2021 saw a record number of evasive malware detections.

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From the SolarWinds attacks throughout last year to the influx of Apache Log4j vulnerability exploitations, the 2022 Security Report conducted by Check Point Research reveals the key attack vectors and techniques in 2021.

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Microsoft has rolled out patches for 67 vulnerabilities in its products in its monthly Patch Tuesday, including a fix for a zero-day that is being exploited in the wild.

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Nearly 10 months after it was taken down by authorities in Europe, the US and Canada, the Emotet botnet appears to have returned, with at least one of the bots associated with it being observed by a security firm.

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Veteran security researcher Chester Wisniewski says the takedown of the Emotet botnet is to be welcomed but notes that the primary Emotet operators were not apprehended, which meant that they would rebuild new infrastructure and go back to business as usual.

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Authorities in a number of European countries, along with the US and Canada, have disrupted the activities of the Emotet botnet.

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Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:53

Make 2021 the Year of Data-Centric Security

GUEST OPINION by Tim Roughton, regional sales manager at Varonis: In 2020, many organisations struggled to secure their networks against the expanded threat surface created by the sudden transition to remote work. Businesses sped up plans to move to the cloud and relied on new collaboration approaches and adoption of tools to keep business moving. Companies focused on ensuring business continuity and remote access — all too often at the expense of security.

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GUEST RESEARCH: Q3 2020 Internet Security Report sheds light on COVID-19 threat trends, growing network attacks, malware targeting US SCADA systems, and more.

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Saturday, 31 October 2020 18:03

2020’s nastiest malware revealed by Webroot

Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".

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Criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak according to analyst firm GlobalData which has revealed the spread of new malware by criminals raising fears about the disease.

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An infection of Windows systems by the Emotet malware was the precursor to the recent ransomware attack on Victorian hospitals, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says, as part of a warning that Emotet, which has been around since 2014, is being spread in Australia by malicious emails.

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A borough in Alaska, which has been reduced to using typewriters after a massive ransomware attack on its Windows machines, has begun a PR campaign to try and portray the dire situation it finds itself in as one that brings out the best in its people.

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