Kaspersky Lab has released the next generation of its free Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which now includes protection from pornware, cryptocurrency miners, and adware, riskware. In addition, the protection of the tool covering desktops is now extended to servers running various Windows Server versions to ensure the comprehensive integrity of corporate data. While ransomware has been…

SAN CARLOS, CA  —  Mon, 11 Mar 2019 Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for February 2019. The index reveals that, despite shutting down on March 8th 2019, Coinhive has once again led…

Coinhive has once again led Check Point’s Global Threat Index for the 15th consecutive month, despite the announcement that its services have been shut down from March 8th 2019. GandCrab ransomware Researchers have also discovered several widespread campaigns distributing the GandCrab ransomware that have targeted Japan, Germany, Canada and Australia. These nations are just part…

Increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to alter their techniques in search of a better return on investment (ROI). As a result, two major shifts occured, including decreased reliance on malware and a decline in ransomware, as criminals increased their use of other cybercrime techniques with the potential for greater ROI, according to…

83 percent of security professionals believe that employees have accidentally exposed customer or business sensitive data at their organization. Accidental data breaches are often compounded by an organizational failure to encrypt data prior to it being shared – both internally and externally – putting their organizations at risk of non-compliance with major data privacy regulations,…

A group of researchers with CSIRO’s Data61, the digital innovation arm of Australia’s national science agency, have been working on a system for run time detection of trojan attacks on deep neural network models. Although it has yet to be tested in the text and voice domain, their system is highly effective when it comes…

Check Point’s Global Threat Index for January 2019 reveals a new backdoor Trojan affecting Linux servers, which is distributing the XMRig crypto-miner. The new malware, dubbed SpeakUp, is capable of delivering any payload and executing it on compromised machines. The new Trojan currently evades all security vendors’ anti-virus software. It has been propagated through a…

2018 has been the year when cryptominers first dethroned ransomware as the most prevalent threat due to a meteoric spike in Bitcoin value in late 2017, then slowly trailed off when it began to nosedive. It’s also been the year of the mega breach (Facebook, Marriott, MyHeritage, Quora, etc.), the year when extortionists and sextortionists…

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…