Ransomware

GandCrab attackers exploit recently patched Confluence vulnerability

If your company uses Confluence, make sure you have the latest available patches for this vulnerability.

The 6 biggest ransomware attacks of the last 5 years

The biggest ransomware attacks illustrate how this particularly nasty genre of attack software has grown from a curiosity and an annoyance to a major crisis.

Can blockchain be the antidote to ransomware?

The technological know-how (of blockchain) that ransomware hackers exploit could also help fight against such attacks.   

Cyber criminals increasingly favouring 'low and slow' stealth attacks

A "low and slow" approach to financially driven cyber attacks has overtaken ransomware as the chief attack vector for criminals seeking to extort money by stealth using crypto mining-based malware, according to research by British cybersecurity upstart Darktrace.

Former Paytm security leader Aditya Khullar joins OYO Rooms as Head-Cybersecurity

After a stellar stint in spearheading security at Paytm, Aditya Khullar joins OYO Rooms as its head of cybersecurity.

What is shadow IoT? How to mitigate the risk

When someone in your organization starts using internet-connected devices without IT’s knowledge, that’s shadow IoT. Here's what you need to know about its growing risk.

What is Mimikatz? And how to defend against this password stealing tool

Mimikatz is a leading post-exploitation tool that dumps passwords from memory, as well as hashes, PINs and Kerberos tickets.

Cyber and physical convergence creates new attack opportunities for cybercriminals

Access to these devices could enable cybercriminals to snoop on private interactions, enact malicious onsite activities, or gain an entry point into cyber systems.

Elasticsearch clusters face attacks from multiple hacker groups

If you are running an older version of Elasticsearch, make sure you've patched its known vulnerabilities or consider upgrading.

India is a prime target for South Korea-based eCrime actor Shadow Crane: Report

The target scope of Shadow crane's campaigns appears to primarily focus on victims in China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, India and the DPRK - particularly those involved in the government, think tanks, media, academia and NGO sectors. 

Cyber criminals cash in on millions with formjacking: Report

Faced with diminishing returns from ransomware and cryptojacking, cyber criminals are doubling down on alternative methods, such as formjacking, to make money. 

20 percent companies are hit by cryptominers every week: Report

Cryptominers infected 10x more organizations than ransomware in 2018, but only one in five IT security professionals were aware their company’s networks had been infected by mining malware, reveals Check Point’s 2019 security report.