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February 23, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: UPDATE - Cost of a Data Breach

 

 

The cost of a breaches has hit a new level with the current Verizon acquisition of Yahoo that depleted the sale value by $350M;  Google discloses a critical Windows vulnerability that still exists from a previous incomplete patch;  Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity guru, discloses his investigation of an undisclosed breach that potentially hit many Fortune 500 companies.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

February 21, 2017 by Beth Jones

Customer Advisory Warning: The Comeback of the Hancitor Campaign

We are currently witnessing an active malware campaign involving the Hancitor Trojan/Pony botnet. Once installed on the victim’s machine, Hancitor prepares the groundwork for the download of further malicious modules such as ransomware or data stealing malware.  

/**enSilo blocks Hancitor/ Pony out-of-the-box **/

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Topics: Research

February 17, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Data Breach Effect and The Cost

This week we learned that Verizon lowered their sale of the Yahoo acquisition due to Yahoo's record breaking breaches that are now traced to a state-sponsored attack with forged cookies; cyber espionage group, APT28 AKA FancyBear is now targeting Mac's with X-Agent; and a report proves that there is a disconnect between company executives with the IT decision makers on who is responsible when...

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Topics: Weekly Security News

February 9, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Cyber-Attacks on Banks

 This week, there seems to be a focus on financial systems being a target of cyber-attacks with a file-less malware that has hit at least 140 enterprise networks, a massive malware attack hit Polish banks that stemmed from their financial regulator and another PoS attack was published, that hit 12 InterContinental hotels.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

February 3, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Drafting a Cyber Security Executive Order

This week Trump announced his concern with cybersecurity by drafting an executive order to moderate infrastructures;  ransomware took down 123 of D.C's police cameras just before Trump's inauguration; and an update of the Lincolnshire Hospital investigation on ransomware. 

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a 120 sec. read. Starting now.

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January 27, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Compromise is Inevitable

Facebook paid their highest valued bug bounty after a threat actor accessed their servers using an ImageMagick exploit; Webex Chrome extension has to review a recent patch that could allow adversaries to remotely execute malicious code affecting 20 million users; and over the last 6 months there has been a reported 200 vulnerabilities found in Trend Micro's software products.

Highlighting the...

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January 19, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Shadow Brokers Free-for-All Loot

Shadow Brokers made headlines with their departure gift of exploits; the steady increase of cyber-attacks of all degrees and exploits are increasing the need for MSSP’s;  lack of cyber-security resulting in a breach is a major concern for IT professionals.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a 120 sec. read. Starting now.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

January 17, 2017 by Udi Yavo

WhatsApp With That: One Says Backdoor, the Other Says Feature

WhatsApp was under the limelight this week with news that they have allowed government backdoor access.

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Topics: Industry

January 12, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: 'Mungous Ransomware on MongoDB

This week at least 27,000 MongoDB databases have been hit with ransomware; researchers have discovered the reincarnation of Shamoon that is taking down VDI's; the Anthem breach investigation shines light on the culprits from a data breach that affected 78.8 million - culprits are most likely a foreign government.

Highlighting the cyber-security news from the past week in a 120 sec. read....

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January 6, 2017 by Colleen Weller

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: FBI's CMS Hacked by CyberZeist

2017 just started and we are continuing to hear about data breaches that occurred in 2016. The FBI has yet to comment on a potential breach of their CMS system; a healthcare breach affects 15K patients of New Hampshire's hospital; and a sub-contractor of the U.S. military's breach includes a trove of personal details on "Top Secret" information including social security numbers of SOCOM.

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Topics: Weekly Security News

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