Enterprise organizations appear unlikely to get respite from cryptomining attacks anytime soon if new threat data from Check Point Software is any indication. For the thirteenth month in a row, attacks involving the use of cryptomining malware topped the security vendor’s list of most active threats worldwide in December. Malware for mining the Coinhive cryptocurrency…

Amid a maelstrom of cybersecurity threats and rampant hacking attempts that leverage the power of the IoT against itself, organizations are forced to realize that they are on the losing side of this war. As such, market vendors have no choice but to enhance their cybersecurity arsenal with more sophisticated tools which allow a deeper…

Ryuk ransomware is believed to be the culprit behind printing and delivery issues for “all Tribune Publishing newspapers” — as well as newspapers that used to be part of Tribune Publishing. The malware was discovered and later quarantined on Friday, but the security patches failed to hold when the servers were brought back online and…

A malicious email campaign has been found abusing a Google Cloud Storage service to host a payload sent to employees of financial services organizations, Menlo Labs researchers report. The threat appears to have been active in the US and UK since August 2018. Victims receive emails containing links to archive files; researchers say all instances…

Globally, organizations have spent millions on security solutions; however, these purchasing decisions often are not based on fact or data — just hunches, expenditures, and market trends. Senior executives struggle to have complete visibility into their own company’s security posture as well as the current threat environment. There is a lack of comprehensive, near-real-time information…

As vulnerabilities go, it was the best sort: found by internal testing before it led to a security breach. Nevertheless, the latest Google+ software vulnerability was enough to push forward shutting down the service: Google now says it will be shuttered by April 2019 rather than the originally planned August 2019. According to Google, the…

Backdoor and ransomware detections increased 44% and 43%, respectively, in 2018, the same year nearly 30% of computers faced at least one malicious threat online, researchers report. The Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018 found malware should be among everyone’s top concerns as we head into the new year. Kaspersky Labs handled 346,000 new malicious files each…