Tag Archives: Stuxnet

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‘Crash Override’ malware heightens fears for US electric grid

Ukrainian cyberattack concerns U.S. security experts”

Tech security firms ESET and Dragos revelaed the malware behind last years Ukrainian attack, “Crash Override,” earlier this week. They claim that this particular software is only the second to be tailored to industrial control facilities and intended for massive disruption. The only precedent for an attack of this magnitude is the Stuxnet virus, which had thrown Iran’s nuclear program into disarray several years ago.

Malware Incidents at US SMBs Spiked 165% in Q1

“Various SMB’s suffer massive attack volume”

The first quarter of this year saw a huge increase in malware attack attempts according to  a new malwarebytes report. In the U.S. alone attacks on SMB’s have surged by 165% over the pervious years count.

Hospital Email Security in Critical Condition as DMARC Adoption Lags

“Patient data at risk”

A new report from Global Cyber Alliance has provided some chilling details about security issues with healthcare providers. Many of these institutions have been sluggish in adopting the DMARC protocol, leaving email accounts dangerously vulnerable.

Fileless malware: An undetectable threat

“New threats emerging”

While much of the security field tends to focus on ransomware and potential solutions, IT pro’s are missing some of the newer, stealthier threats. Fileless malware is one of these, with an increasing prevalence and frequency.

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A Scary New Kind of Malware Is Invading Banks All Over the World

“Invisible malware used by hackers to drain bank accounts”

Security research lab Kaspersky has revealed that now over 140 institutions, which includes banks, governmental bodies and other large firms, are suffering from a malware infection unseen for years. Kaspersky has yet to name which institutions exactly were targeted, but acknowledges that the problem is widespread and dangerous. The research firm last saw an attack at this level in 2015, dubbing the strain Duqu 2.0. This malware was linked to the Stuxnet attack in 2011, indicating that, as Dan Goodin of Ars Technica explains the malware is “going mainstream.”

Sports Direct hack ‘puts 30,000 staff details in the wild’

“Firm waited to notify employees”

Many thousands of employees were notified that sensitive personal information was leaked publicly to the internet during a company data breach last September. The hackers used a security hole in the DNN platform, a vulnerability which was not patched during the company’s last security update.

New Mac Malware Found Hiding In A Fake Adobe Flash Program

“Malware disguised as update”

Notifications for software updates for your favorite programs are good, right? Not with the new Adobe Flash update circulating around the web today. A new malware campaign is disguising itself as an urgent patch, pitching itself to Mac users.

Organizations In 40 Countries Under ‘Invisible’ Cyberattacks

“Stealthy assault via resident malware increasingly common”

Unknown actors are stealing sensitive personal and financial data using legitimately crafted malware strains. Kaspersky labs warns that these kinds of attacks are increasingly popular and harder to detect, causing greater concern for lateral movement and persistence than previously thought.