BlackBerry threat analysis report sounds pessimistic warning for retail and automotive brands

If you are in the automotive or retail space, expect more cyber threats in the coming year – according to a new report from BlackBerry.

The company’s 2020 Threat Report, put together using insights from Cylance, the anti-malware provider acquired by BlackBerry one year ago, analysed various attack vectors of interest to bad actors, from coin-mining to ever-sophisticated ransomware...

How three digital banks have been targeted in account takeover scams – and how to avoid it

Financial services companies have always been primary targets for scammers, with account takeover the ultimate prize. If successful, phishing scams reward attackers with sensitive data they can use for financial gain, identity theft, or brand damage.

With this in mind, Segasec monitored several prominent digital banks between October 17 and November 5. The research uncovered hundreds of dangerous URLs...

There’s always one rotten app in the bunch: Google launches App Defense Alliance

Google has announced the founding of the App Defense Alliance to help defend the company’s app store from bad actors – with security partners ESET, Lookout and Zimperium all on board.

The move will see the Google Play Protect detection systems for malicious apps integrated with the scanning engines of each partner. The partnering companies were chosen specifically for their specialisms in...

How global cybercrime is an ‘efficient and global’ operation – and what needs to be done about it

For Netscout, it is an inexorable trend. According to the company’s latest threat intelligence report, the dramatic rise in cybercrime activities – including nation-state APT (advanced persistent threat) groups, IoT vulnerabilities, DDoS and more – continues unabated.

The cybercrime business model has ‘matured into an efficient, global operation’, the company noted. The...

Keeping an eye on the overlooked security threat hiding in your office

What’s the biggest security liability in your office? The one you aren’t thinking about.

Researchers recently proved what many in the print industry already knew: Multifunction printers (all-in-one printer/copier machines) can be hacked to deliver malicious code or to access an internal network. These vulnerabilities are not limited to any one manufacturer or specific type of output...

Why SIEM alone is not able to stop insider threats

Hackers come in many forms. They could be a single person acting alone or an organised group of individuals with nefarious intent. With so many possible origin points and numerous varieties of attacks it can be very difficult to prevent them all, let alone figure out where they are coming from and who is perpetrating them.

Owing to how complicated investigating and solving these incidents can be,...

A bird’s eye view of enterprise security: From reaction to prevention

The cybersecurity space has become incredibly convoluted - a simple organic search of “cybersecurity solutions” will generate approximately 28,500,000 results. The nature of cybersecurity makes it a constantly moving target, but the sheer number of tools and methods designed to combat the dizzying array of threats is enough to make any corporate leader’s head spin as they contemplate which technologies achieve what and which are...

Four things every CEO needs to know about ransomware

It’s hard to read the news at the moment without ransomware being mentioned. For example, I typed “ransomware” into Google News recently and got more than one million hits in 0.23 seconds. Even when I limited my search to the past 24 hours it returned more than six pages of links. Therefore, with so many experts writing things that are sufficiently interesting or important to feature as “news” — why has...

How to prevent illness on your network – with the right medicine

The winter season is peak time for infection and disease across the UK.  But the old saying “prevention is better than cure“ is not only relevant to our personal health, but also to our networks and IT systems.

In corporate networks, the classic defence against malware and other external attacks is usually split-up between two solutions: a firewall and a traditional antivirus program....

Ransomware is the ‘number one’ threat for small and medium businesses, argues Datto

Ransomware continues to be the primary attack vector small businesses face, according to a new report from business continuity and networking provider Datto.

The findings appear in the company’s latest Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report, which polled 2,400 managed service providers. According to the report, more than 55% of those polled said their clients had experienced a ransomware...