“Ransomware groups affect data storage firms”
The inevitable attack from ransomware organizations occurred over the last week, most recently with a data wipe from the databases of MongoDB and Elasticsearch clusters. Hadoop and CouchDB are also experiencing similar attacks.
“New strain targets biomedical facilities with OS X”
An antiquated strain of malware ‘Quimitchin’ has been discovered by Malwarebytes after unusual outgoing traffic from an outdated Mac operating system was spotted by an IT admin. The research team commented that “in existence, undetected, for some time.”
“Over $1 billion stolen from banks globally”
A new Forcepoint report indicates that operators of Carbanak have implemented a new system that allows the cyber-criminals to deliver commands to computers that have suffered from the infection. The infections often spreads through unprotected Google Spreadsheets and Google Forms.
“New mobile tech causing security concerns”
Two new surveys of IT experts show that malicious software is on the hotlist for researchers. A Ponemon Institute study on behalf of IBM and Arxan found that nearly 84% of IT security practitioners believe that mobile applications are vulnerable to malware threats. IoT application researchers share the concerns at 66%, although at a lower rate.