Cybersecurity Matters

George Hulme lends his expert insight into the latest developments in cybersecurity

Attention Apple users: New attack steals banking creds

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A recently discovered malware targeting MacOS, named OSX/DOK, is now targeting unsuspecting Apple Mac users and attempting to steal their banking access credentials. The malware, initially discovered by researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, reportedly affects all versions of OSX, had a valid developer certificate, and targeted users via a widespread phishing attack. According to […]

Cyberattacks shut down more hospitals

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As enterprises infected with PetrWrap malware last week are still recovering, the impact of the malware hit some industries harder, and the only victims certainly weren’t virtual or data. This shows just how vulnerable the most vulnerable can be under such attacks. The attack resulted in hospital computers knocked offline, with some hospitals going fully […]

What we now know about “PetrWrap”

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Dubbed PetrWrap, yet another wave of ransomware hammered organizations in Europe and the United States yesterday. And just as was the case with the WannaCry ransomware, or any ransomware attack for that matter, this widespread PetrWrap ransomware attack finds systems encrypted shortly after infection and the attackers demanding a ransom to be paid. Also just […]

Cloud-based security services set to soar

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According to research form Gartner, worldwide cloud-based security services will grow 21 percent this year, expected to reach $5.9 billion. Gartner expects the cloud-based security services market will approach $9 billion within the next three years, and grow at a pace that exceeds the total information security market. The top three priorities, according to Gartner: […]

Lack of clarity hinders cybersecurity insurance investment

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Despite the increase in data breaches and their costs, many enterprise security professionals say their organizations don’t currently have cybersecurity insurance. But that may be changing. According to a recently released survey (registration required) commissioned by analytics software provider FICO, about 60 percent of respondents have some level of cybersecurity insurance. Add in those who say they […]

Healthcare industry still concerned about medical device hacking

A Ponemon survey released last week, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, shows that many in the healthcare industry still believe medical devices are primed for, and defenseless to, attack. While the study’s title smacks of hyperbole – medical devices are not coming under significant attack in the wild today (yet) […]

Negative consequences of IoT could extend beyond cybersecurity

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a 78-page technology assessment of emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their implications. Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World was conducted at the request of Congress, and involved a review of current literature and expert input. Report authors named information security as […]

Stay safe: Massive database of stolen passwords surfaces

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Every few months, it seems, a big trove of usernames and passwords surfaces somewhere. This week it was uncovered by Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security Research Center. He wrote about a massive trove of emails and passwords appearing online. As Diachenko explains, the database of 560 million emails and passwords may have been curated from other exposures, […]

Lessons learned from the WannaCry ransomware attacks

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While the waves of ransomware infections known as “WannaCry” have settled down, with a few scattered new infections reported in Asia (notably in South Korea and Taiwan), we can all learn an important lesson from the attacks. Unfortunately that lesson will be lost on many, if not most, organizations too quickly. Throughout the day Friday, May 12, malware managed to infect a […]

Leaked U.S. cybersecurity order focuses on workforce development

The latest draft of the Trump administration’s cybersecurity executive order focuses on modernizing federal IT systems and holding departmental heads responsible for maintaining adequate security. While hopes were high that the order would be signed earlier in the administration’s tenure, the date keeps getting pushed back. Rumors have picked up once again this week, following the latest […]