67% of all malware in Q1 2020 was delivered via encrypted HTTPS connections and 72% of encrypted malware was classified as zero day, so would have evaded signature-based antivirus protection, according to WatchGuard. These findings show that without HTTPS inspection of encrypted traffic and advanced behavior-based threat detection and response, organizations are missing up to…

The Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread and create anxiety across the globe, allowing malicious individuals and groups to exploit the situation to spread fake news, malware and phishing emails. Malicious coronavirus-themed campaings IBM X-Force says that Japanese users have been receiving fake notifications about the coronavirus spreading in several prefectures, purportedly sent by a disability…

Amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. Massive fallout from the Equifax breach The report also highlights a major rise in zero…

Despite a nearly four-month absence, the return of Emotet within the last two weeks of September accounted for nearly 12 percent of all malicious email samples in Q3, delivering millions of messages with malicious URLs or attachments, Proofpoint found. Emotet returns, organizations need to react “Emotet’s return to the threat landscape and the latest sextortion…

Researchers unveil February 2019’s most wanted malware

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…

Detecting Trojan attacks against deep neural networks

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…

Most wanted malware in January 2019: A new threat speaks up

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…

Backdoors Up 44%, Ransomware Up 43% from 2017

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…