Honeypots News, Articles and Updates

Widening the knowledge gap of cyber-criminals using deception

Increasing the knowledge gap of attackers and understanding where they go to gather their intel is a powerful capability for security professionals as it allows them to strategically deploy their deception components.

Lazy hackers employ gruntbots to quickly breach network defences

Researchers at Cybereason have been analysing a complex network honeypot operation, and the results should make every CISO pause for thought.

Cryptominers and malspam up while zero days and ransomware decline

Malicious actors kept busy late last year adding new weapons to their arsenal while placing others on the backburner as they attempted to profit from new honey pots like cryptocurrency mining and boosting the amount of old favourites.

The evolution of analytics in threat detection

Cyber threats are evolving quickly. Fortunately, so is incident detection and response (IDR), powered by data explains Eric Sun, with techniques such as honeypots identifying suspect behaviour.

Honeypot reveals lack of oversight opened door to WannaCry & NotPetya

If researchers paid more attention to the Shadow Brokers dump of alleged National Security Agency hacking tools back in April, the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks may have never happened.

Identity sensors: using IAM focussed honeypots to enhance security

Darran Rolls discusses proactive IAM techniques organisations can use to stay protected

Security researchers discover over 100 suspicious Tor nodes snooping on traffic

New research claims to show that up to three percent of hidden services directories, the backbone of the Tor anonymous router system, have been compromised, which could enable the identification of users in some cases.

Free honeypot tool launched at RSA 2016 to help network admins

A free honeypot chock full of fake domain credentials has been created to educate administrators on trapping and blocking attackers.