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Nozomi Networks Labs identifies impacts on 2022 threat landscape
Thu, 4th Aug 2022
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malware
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iot security
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Nozomi Networks’ latest research finds that wiper malware, IoT botnet activity, and the Russia/Ukraine war have had the biggest impact on the threat landscape in 2022 so far.
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New vulnerabilities found in Nuspire’s Q1 2022 Threat Report
Thu, 19th May 2022
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ddos
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
“Threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics and these exploits tend to get industry attention, but the threat posed by older and attacks still persists."
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Use of malware, botnets and exploits expands in Q1 2022
Thu, 12th May 2022
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microsoft
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malware
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ddos
"As zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities among companies like Google and Microsoft come to light, threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics."
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Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Wed, 26th Jan 2022
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botnet
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threat intelligence
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cyber threats
Software vendors saw the largest year-on-year growth in 2021 at 146%, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of the organisation.
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Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
Fri, 14th Jan 2022
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ddos
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malware
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cybersecurity
In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
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Ransom DDoS attacks surged in final quarter of 2021 - report
Wed, 12th Jan 2022
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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botnet
Ransom DDoS attacks increased by 29% YoY and 175% QoQ in the last quarter 2021, according to new research from Cloudfare.
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New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
Sophos has provided new threat intelligence following the reporting of the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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ddos
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malware
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phishing
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Quantity, size and complexity of DDoS attacks on the rise - report
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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botnet
"DDoS attacks are rampant, and the frequency doesn't seem to be slowing down."
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Ransomware has increased tenfold in one year, FortiGuard Labs finds
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
“We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyber attacks affecting thousands of organisations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cyber crime."
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IoT botnets: Perspectives from a residential router
Tue, 23rd Mar 2021
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malware
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Surprisingly, a vast volume of malicious traffic can reach a residential device, writes Radware head of research Daniel Smith.
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Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Tue, 9th Feb 2021
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malware
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botnet
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remote desktop services
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged during 2020, and their severity should not be underestimated.
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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
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2020's nastiest malware revealed
Wed, 28th Oct 2020
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ddos
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ransomware
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malware
"Cybercriminals are relying on same old tricks to secure their financial treats, because they continue to be successful."
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Revealed: Imperva publishes research on decade old botnet, responsible for millions of attacks
Tue, 27th Oct 2020
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ddos
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devops
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breach prevention
Imperva Research Labs has revealed findings of a six-month intensive investigation into a botnet that has been exploiting CMS vulnerabilities.
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Microsoft takes legal action to disrupt botnet and combat ransomware
Wed, 14th Oct 2020
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microsoft
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malware
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ransomware
Microsoft has announced it took action to disrupt a botnet, Trickbot, one of the world's most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of malware and ransomware.
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2020 saw a surge in malware, ransomware and botnets - report
Fri, 14th Aug 2020
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
“There has never been a clearer picture than now, of why organisations need to adjust their defence strategies going forward to fully take into account the network perimeter extending into the home."
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Bitdefender reveals new botnet which 'puts others to shame'
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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malware
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ddos
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cybersecurity
The botnet, which Bitdefender has dubbed ‘dark_nexus’ based on a string it puts in its banner, boasts new features and capabilities that ‘put to shame’ most other IoT botnets and malware that the cybersecurity has seen.
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Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
Fri, 13th Mar 2020
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malware
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ddos
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microsoft
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
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Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide
Tue, 21st Jan 2020
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ddos
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cloud security
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botnet
28% of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets, while the rise of 20% of incident response cases were targeted ransomware attack.
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Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting eCommerce apparel sites
Tue, 26th Nov 2019
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martech
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commerce systems
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online shopping
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
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September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Mon, 14th Oct 2019
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malware
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Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.
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Australia, NZ and Singapore in cybercriminal firing line
Thu, 4th Jul 2019
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malware
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
"Cybercriminals continue to develop new, more sophisticated attack methods, and they are carrying them out with astonishing frequency."
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2018 sees 1,500% increase in coinmining malware - report
Wed, 19th Dec 2018
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botnet
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report
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coinhive
This issue will only continue to grow as IoT forms the foundation of connected devices and smart city grids.
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