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Cyber Security in 120 Secs: Attacks on Banks

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This week financial institutions need to be aware of a possible wave of new attacks based on EternalBlue exploits; WannaCry ransomware shutdown parts of LG's network; an increase in malware families infecting Mac devices have been detected.

  

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

Attacks on Banks

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) warned financial service firms on August 11th to take security measures seriously to prevent a possible new wave of attacks of Not-Petya proportions.

Why is this significant?

  • Ukraine was known to be the “epicenter” of the NotPetya attacks that then caused a shocking worldwide attack that is still having a lasting impact on companies.
  • A new group backed by the bank is in the making that will facilitate realtime sharing in the financial services sector.
  • Users and financial institutions should be aware and restructure their security to continuously block attacks that are leveraging exploits of EternalBlue and targeting financial institutions.

 

Read the full story in Bank InfoSecurity

Ransomware

WannaCry ransomware still causing havoc and shut-down parts of LG’s network.

Why is this significant?

      • It’s been three months since the WannaCry campaign ran a rampage causing critical infrastructures to shut-down temporarily.
      • Even after Microsoft issued an emergency patch to prevent the WannaCry attack from spreading further, there are still companies that have yet to patch legacy systems which still poses a risk.
      • LG confirmed WannaCry ransomware was detected August 14th on unmanned terminals and immediately blocked to prevent further spreading. The unmanned terminals were up and running after two days.

//** enSilo prevents WannaCry ransomware and developed discovered  what seemed to be another version of WannaCry in the wild**//

Read the full story in ZD Net

 

Macs Under Attack

A new report indicates that Mac devices have seen an increase in Mac malware families.

Why is this significant?


    • Experts are still saying that “Macs don’t get viruses”. It looks to be that attackers are in constant pursuit of developing new malware and this report defines this factor.
      • “Mac devices saw more new or significantly evolved malware families (17) in the first half of the year than they did in all of 2016”, states Malwarebytes.
      •  Newly detected Mac malware include Proton RAT, and Malwarebytes predict that Mac users will be plagued by Potential Unwanted Programs (PUPs) that can already be found in Mac App Store's pages of adware and fake anti-virus products.

//** enSilo prevents against Potential Unwanted Programs (PUPs)**//

Read the full story in SC Magazine

 

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