Anti-virus giant Avast is shuttering Jumpshot, its data collecting side business that has been funneling detailed internet browsing activity from the company's security products and browser extensions to marketers, after a probe by PCMag and Motherboard found the company was failing to fully anonymize data.
Bad news on the ransomware front: Victims that choose to pay attackers' ransom demands - in return for the promise of a decryption tool - last quarter paid an average of $84,116, according to Coveware. But gangs wielding Ryuk and Sodinokibi - aka REvil - often demanded much more.
Emotet malware alert: The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet malware attacks. It urges all organizations to immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers.
Mitsubishi Electric says hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in its anti-virus software, prior to the vendor patching the flaw, and potentially stole trade secrets and employee data. The Japanese multinational firm announced the breach more than six months after detecting it in June 2019.
Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers. Google says the attack attempts occurred in the third quarter of this year and targeted users of such services as Gmail, Drive and YouTube.
In today's digital environment, protecting sensitive information and sales transaction data is of critical importance. Technology and advanced loyalty programs are driving the collection of additional data, causing consumers to pay more attention to the types of data they are willing to share with merchants.
With all of the tools deployed for
endpoint detection and response,
enterprises today are often overwhelmed
by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson
of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis
paralysis," Sophos has launched its
Managed Threat Response service.
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The evolution of...
The cybersecurity community had been holding its breath in anticipation of mass attacks targeting the severe BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, which Microsoft has patched. The first in-the-wild exploits have now been seen, although they don't appear to constitute an emergency - at least yet.
Mobile devices are attractive targets for attackers because of messages, call logs, location data and more. State-sponsored groups are digging ever deeper into mobile hacking, says Brian Robison of BlackBerry Cylance.
With the endpoint security marketplace full of indefensible marketing claims, it has become increasingly difficult to make an educated decision.
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Foundational (traditional) and modern (next-gen) approaches to preventing endpoint threats
How Sophos stacks against other vendors in...
What is the risk of having too many cybersecurity tools? Compromised visibility because of "tool sprawl". Enterprises are now awakening to this challenge and attempting to overcome it.
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How "tool sprawl" has created industry fatigue;
The resulting loss of visibility;
With all of the tools deployed for endpoint detection and response, enterprises today are often overwhelmed by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis paralysis," Sophos has just launched its Managed Threat Response service. Thompson details its offerings.With all of the tools...
There is a key shift in the
threat landscape as attackers focus more on attacking
key endpoints and infrastructure. As a result, many
organizations are developing security blind spots.
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Shifts in threat activity;
Blind spots in cyber defenses & how to regain...
Today's business environment is anything but simple. The always-connected and on-the-go workforce is demanding more flexibility in working whenever, wherever, and on any device. In short, organizations are constantly faced with managing and connecting more devices, applications, networks, and users. It's no wonder...
Users have adopted the cloud, changing the way we work - has your security kept up?
Security gaps are widening more than ever as more users work remotely, more unmanaged devices connect to the network, and more threats evolve to take advantage of these vulnerabilities.
To keep your users safe, you need deep...