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Google Cloud's 2024 report highlights key cyber threats & defences
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Google Cloud's 2024 Threat Horizons Report identifies credential misuse, cryptomining, ransomware, and data theft as the key cloud-related threats, citing the need for stringent defensive strategies.
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Sysdig reveals a loss of $53 for every $1 cryptojackers gain
Fri, 30th Sep 2022
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cloud security
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The 2022 Sysdig Cloud Native Threat Report breaks down supply chain attacks against containers and how geopolitical conflict influences attacker behaviours.
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Crypto app downloads down as market crashes - report
Wed, 13th Jul 2022
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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cryptomining
It appears the mass FOMO around crypto investing may be wearing thin with new data revealing a noticeable drop in crypto app downloads this year.
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New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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ransomware
Sophos warns of a surge in cyberattacks exploiting the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability, with attempts exceeding hundreds of thousands so far.
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Sophos uncovers new variants of Tor2Mine cryptominer
Mon, 6th Dec 2021
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network management
Sophos researchers have discovered new variants of the Tor2Mine cryptominer that evade detection and spread through networks. .
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Malicious cryptominer exploits MS Exchange Server vulnerabilities
Thu, 22nd Apr 2021
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network security
Cybercriminals are exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities despite warnings. Attacks include ransomware and cryptomining malware. Patching is crucial.
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How Bitcoin could impact the cyber-threat landscape
Wed, 27th Jan 2021
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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cybersecurity
Bitcoin's surge in value has made cybercriminals rich, with the rise in profits driving a more financially motivated threat landscape.
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Sophos unearths origin of prominent cryptominer
Fri, 22nd Jan 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
The cryptominer was recently discovered when attackers targeted internet-facing database servers (SQL servers), and the MrbMiner was downloaded and installed.
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SMBs in SEA region threatened by vastly increasing rates of cryptomining
Tue, 22nd Sep 2020
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Cryptomining is a growing threat to SMBs in Southeast Asia, with 1.7 million mining malware threats detected by Kaspersky in H1 2020.
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Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
Thu, 3rd Sep 2020
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Newly discovered malware, KryptoCibule, is targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia to steal cryptocurrencies undetected.
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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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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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Check Point unveils 2020 Cyber Security threats; rampant cryptomining and targeted ransomware surge.
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Carbon Black discovers evolution of popular cryptomining campaign
Mon, 2nd Sep 2019
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Attackers could theoretically pull in an estimated $1.6 million annually by leveraging this attack model, which began about two years ago.
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Five tips to defend against cryptojacking - Bitglass
Wed, 28th Aug 2019
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cybersecurity
Hackers mine for crypto via 'cryptojacking', draining devices and cloud resources; firms face soaring costs.
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Check Point: Attackers executing commands remotely with latest malware
Wed, 14th Aug 2019
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iot security
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Threat actors are quick to try and exploit new vulnerabilities when they emerge, before organisations have had the chance to patch them.
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How to avoid becoming a cryptojacking victim - Bitglass
Tue, 14th May 2019
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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Large-scale cryptojacking is a lucrative business due to the popularity and value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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Ransomware attacks on the rise again - Malwarebytes
Fri, 3rd May 2019
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cybersecurity
The report found that ransomware is seeing a 325% increase from previous year, and is the fourth-most detected threat against businesses in APAC.
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Cryptojacking and failure to patch still major threats - Ixia
Tue, 16th Apr 2019
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Compromised enterprise networks from unpatched vulnerabilities and bad security hygiene continued to be fertile ground for hackers in 2018.
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Survey shows organisations in the dark about shadow mining threat
Wed, 3rd Apr 2019
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cybersecurity
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cios
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cryptomining
To be successful and remain undetected, shadow mining depends on deliberately configuring security systems to function incorrectly.
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Developing APAC countries most vulnerable to malware - Microsoft
Fri, 22nd Mar 2019
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malware
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ransomware
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microsoft
The Asia-Pacific region remains a prime target for cybercriminals, according to Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report.
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Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
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Check Point names February’s most disruptive malware
Tue, 12th Mar 2019
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retail
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cios
Coinhive tops malware chart for 15th month amid rising global cyber threats, reports Check Point.
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Cybercriminals earning over $3billion annually exploiting social platforms
Mon, 11th Mar 2019
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Study: Cybercriminals exploit social media, costing billions globally.
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IBM Security: Cybercriminals focusing on cryptojacking
Mon, 4th Mar 2019
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IBM finds cybercrooks shunning ransomware, embracing cryptojacking for profits.