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Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Malwares on the Rise and Ransomware Hits

In this week’s news, Panda Security reported that in 2015, malware writers produced 230,000 new malware a day, ransomware turned the computer systems off in Lincolnshire County Council for nearly a week, and the US' National Cybersecurity...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Malwares, Healthcare Risks and More

In this week's news, an airport in Ukraine discovered a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) on an IT’s computer, Cisco released a report stating that security professionals were less confident in their security infrastructures in 2015 than in 2014,...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: 0-days, and a new RAT targeting APJ

 

Silverlight is deemed as being Microsoft’s first 2016 zero-day, TrendMicro’s AV grants any website command-line access, Cyber-espionage in Myanmar with Trochilus RAT, and survey says- over half of Europeans and American company respondents...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: New Ransomware and Updates to BlackEnergy

It's the first week of 2016 and the industry has already witnessed three newly discovered ransomware and the continuous cyberespionage threat through malware that caused a power outage during Christmas.   

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Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Backdoors in Juniper Firewalls and More

In this week’s news, Juniper locks the backdoor from an unwanted guest that looks to be state-sponsored.  Landry’s Inc., a restaurant chain is the latest victim of a PoS attack. AV-TEST, an independent software testing company, released...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Twitter Warns of Nation-State Attacks

This week hit a few sensitive strings with zero-days. Twitter releases warnings of government sponsored intrusions involving users’ accounts, a few good vendors release their mass of vulnerabilities and the F.B.I.’s Director reveals...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: 111,802,842 Compromised Healthcare Records

Healthcare hacks should have everyone’s full attention where there have been 111,802,842 victims of exposed health-related records so far in 2015. In other news, malware seem to be getting thirsty for a twist of PoS dropping to the bottom of...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: POS Malware and the Cost of Breaches

The holiday brings cheer, tears and fear of the next PoS malware.  Just this week, two published PoS malware discoveries "Pro Pos" and "ModPOS". Don't let those pesky PoS malware affect your retail sales, stay protected from them and future...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Breaches Hit Hospitality and More

This week both Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Wilderness Resorts reported breaches on their credit card payment systems. Pearson VUE claims a third party is responsible in illegally obtaining data from the Pearson Credential Manager (PCM)...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: PoS Malware, FINRA Fines Scottrade

Everyone is gearing up for the approaching holiday season, even threat actors are beefing up their PoS malware to hit the retail market. On the flip side, Chimera ransomware has been forced to shutdown after German companies are detecting it...