KnowBe4 notes dismal results in phishing test; Barracuda Network notes surge in Covid-related phishing activity globally
Researchers discovered cryptomining module that uses new obfuscation techniques
The Russian group hijacked the computer network operations infrastructure of Iranian threat actor APT 34
A little over a billion attacks were recorded by F Secure honeypots for the whole of 2018; by 2019 the total was 5.7 billion attacks - dominated by attacks hitting the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
The number of 'blacklisted' malicious apps have declined in 2019, but feral apps continue to work undetected, warns RiskIQ report
Study identified 438 industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities in 2019; More than 25 percent of advisories had no patch available at the time of disclosure
Security professionals tasked with implementing zero-trust systems admit lack of confidence in their ability to apply it to the organisational security access architecture
DMA attacks enable attackers to read & write memory off a victim system directly, bypassing the main CPU & OS. Using Dell and HP laptops, researchers found two different vulnerabilities, now mitigated.
BitPyLock threat actors are now exfiltrating data before the ransomware encryption begins