A ransomware infection can have a significant financial impact on an organization. American digital security and data backup firm Datto found that ransomware is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. Part of that financial impact results from downtime costs. Govtech also revealed that businesses lost an average of $8,500 per hour as the…

Most security leaders are unlikely to have drones on the list of threats they need to defend against on the cyber or physical security front. Drones can, however, introduce new risks that organizations need to recognize and address proactively, say security experts, even if an organization isn’t using them. A growing number of organizations have…

A new study incorporates analysis of anonymized data from more than 5 million unmanaged, IoT, and IoMT devices in Ordr customer deployments across a variety of verticals including healthcare, life sciences, retail and manufacturing, between June 2019 and June 2020. Unmanaged devices Researchers identified real-world risks across a diverse set of connected devices, reaffirming the…

RDP hijacking definition One means of compromising systems cherished by malware authors is Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). It provides a convenient way for system administrators to manage Windows systems and help users with troubleshooting an issue. RDP hijacking attacks often exploit legitimate features of the RDP service rather than purely relying on a vulnerability or…

Previous attacks involving this malware family were observed leveraging malicious versions of the trading app Stockfolio, and security researchers also associated the GMERA Trojan with the activities of North Korean hackers. Recently identified campaigns featuring the malware involved the use of several websites that distributed malicious applications claiming to provide cryptocurrency trading capabilities. The cybercriminals…

Many ransomware families are designed to kill certain types of running processes. They might target security products to prevent them from blocking the attack and they can also terminate critical system processes so that they can encrypt files associated with these applications in an effort to cause disruption, which can increase the cybercriminals’ chances of…

Network detection and response (NDR) solutions enable organizations to improve their threat response, they help protect against a variety of threats, and also provide visibility into what is actually on the network. To select an appropriate network detection and response solution for your business, you need to think about a variety of factors. We’ve talked…

Novel malware, computer code and clandestine digital access are some of the unconventional weapons various countries are currently amassing and deploying. Whether used as a force multiplier for disinformation operations, for stand-alone projections of power or carefully calibrated escalations of conflict, cyber weapon use is growing on the international stage. Take as example the most…