Hackers looking for a quick buck will go for the low-hanging fruit – and if that can be achieved by locking down a small business with ransomware, or breaching their network to steal credit card information and other personal data, that’s what they’ll do.
It might seem like a concept born from Altered Carbon’s stack technologies, but according to cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab and the University of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group, cyber-attacks might not always be limited to the physical when it comes to our health.
Malware threats come without warning and can wreak havoc on an environment. If a user’s device or information is compromised, he or she may have to wait for IT to rectify the issue. Part of the waiting process is determining which type of threat is causing harm.
We manage so many of our daily activities online that the web has inevitably turned into a giant pool of personal data, which is exposed to a variety of risks, as was the recent case with Facebook.
Most attacks against routers leverage vulnerabilities or mis-configurations of the firmware. Routers are crucial pieces of hardware that act as gateways between private networks from the public internet, and yet security patches and firmware updates are rarely issued by vendors or deployed by end users due to the complexity of the operation.
keylogger – a program that sends typed characters to an attacker. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer.
Regardless of the level of your technical control, its the importance of developing a response plan that really matters. Many companies don’t have a plan, particularly midmarket organizations that pay little attention to security.
Petya is a type of ransomware that appeared in early 2016 and returned to a trick first seen in the early 1990s, whereby criminals do not encrypt all the files on your computer but instead they attack a part of the operating system called the Master File Table (MFT).
We are obviously researching on malware and system vulnerabilities that have existed and those emerging. The recent cyber attacks have been an eye opener for us here at cod.e
After finding the reference to this domain in the Trojan’s code, the researcher registered the domain, thus suspending the attack. In the remainder of the day, the domain was addressed tens of thousands of times, which means that tens of thousands of computers were spared.