Displaying items by tag: Supply chain attacks

GUEST RESEARCH: Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, has released the findings of its annual ThreatLabz Ransomware Report, which revealed an 80% increase in ransomware attacks year-over-year. In 2022, the most prevalent ransomware trends include double-extortion, supply chain attacks, ransomware-as-a-service, ransomware rebranding, and geo-political incited ransomware attacks. The report analyses over a year's worth of data from the largest security cloud in the world, which processes more than 200 billion daily transactions and 150 million daily blocked attacks across the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange. The report details which industries are being targeted the most by cybercriminals, explains the damage caused by double-extortion and supply chain attacks, and catalogs the most active ransomware groups operating today.

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GUEST OPINION: Companies are adopting cloud native technologies faster than ever before. With new technology comes new threats and challenges, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing an increasing number of cyber threats targeting cloud native environments.

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Cloud security provider Aqua Security has found attackers are using new ways to target cloud native environments.

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GUEST OPINION: The cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving as attackers use new techniques to gain access to their targets.

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2021 began with the SolarWinds supply chain attack and ended with the Log4j vulnerabilities, with vastly increased levels of ransomware in between. Cybercriminals are on the rise and 2022 shows no sign of abating. SonicWall’s comprehensive 66-page report brings you research, trends, and insights that make it a must-read for all CISOs, CTOs, and CIOs.

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GUEST OPINION by Luke Smith, Regional Account Director, Barracuda MSP:  As Australian businesses plan for the year ahead, many are grappling with the best way to manage a constantly evolving IT security threat landscape. Indeed, research finds 83% of SMBs in Australia feel exposed to cyber threats and the figure is even higher for SMBs in New Zealand at 87%.

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The annual cybersecurity report from Acronis has arrived, showing companies, IT managers, remote workers and more seriously struggling with cyber fitness, packing on the security vulnerability kilos after 18 months on the COVID couch in what is a MUST READ report for every modern company.

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Infrastructure automation solutions provider Puppet has announced a malware scanner feature for newly published modules on its module marketplace, the Forge, in order to combat security risks and increase the security profile of customers using those modules.

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More needs to be done to protect against application security threats, particularly newer threats like bot attacks, API attacks, and supply chain attacks, according to one global security firm.

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Microsoft and security firm FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence division have published further details about the SolarWinds attacks, but neither company has fully verified the claims they make.

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American cyber security company FireEye says it has identified a killswitch which will stop malware that was planted in the Orion network monitoring software, made by the Texas firm SolarWinds, from operating under certain conditions.

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Improvements in patching hygiene have led criminals to divert their attention away from browsers and turn instead to supply chain weaknesses, according to a security vendor.

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The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents - the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining - more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.

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American security firm CrowdStrike has announced it is integrating the ability to detect firmware attacks in its endpoint protection product Falcon, a first of sorts.

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Apparently undeterred by strong criticism of a supply chain attack story it published last week, Bloomberg has put out another yarn, dealing with a similar theme, this time about a "major US telecommunications company" that allegedly encountered doctored hardware made by the US company Supermicro Computer.

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