Study Reveals SMB Employees Are Taking Major Data Security Risks
Sep14

Study Reveals SMB Employees Are Taking Major Data Security Risks

Cyberattacks on large enterprises often make the headlines as they tend to involve the theft of large quantities of data, but small to medium sized businesses also face a high risk of cyberattacks and data breaches. According to a new report from the Chicago-based SMB consultancy firm Switchfast, there are now 4,000 cyberattacks on SMBs every day. SMBs are often viewed as easy targets. The rewards for a successful attack may not be so...

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Proofpoint Launches Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) Solution
Sep12

Proofpoint Launches Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) Solution

The Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has announced it has launched a new Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) solution that can significantly reduce the time it takes to triage email-based threats. The solution uses a complete closed-loop approach to automatically analyze suspicious emails reported by end users to security teams, identify real threats from false positives, and help security teams remediate...

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New Brazilian Banking Trojan Hides in Plain Sight
Sep10

New Brazilian Banking Trojan Hides in Plain Sight

An innovative new Brazilian banking Trojan has been detected by security researchers at IBM X-Force. The Trojan has been named CamuBot due to its use of camouflage to fool employees into running the installer for the malware. As with other banking Trojans, its purpose is to obtain bank account credentials, although its method of doing so is different from most of the banking Trojans currently used by threat actors in Brazil. Most...

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Zero-Day Windows Task Scheduler Vulnerability Exploited by Threat Group
Sep06

Zero-Day Windows Task Scheduler Vulnerability Exploited by Threat Group

On August 27, a security researcher with the online moniker SandboxEscaper discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Windows Task Scheduler (Windows 7-10) and published a proof-of-concept exploit for the flaw on GitHub. Microsoft was not alerted to the flaw and was not given time to issue a fix to prevent the flaw from being exploited. Unsurprisingly, the exploit is now being used by at least one hacking group to attack businesses....

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Respiratory Care Provider Victim of Phishing Attack
Sep05

Respiratory Care Provider Victim of Phishing Attack

Norwood, MA-based Reliable Respiratory has discovered a hacker has gained access to the email account of one of its employees, and through that account, potentially accessed the protected health information of some of its patients. The respiratory care provider was alerted to a possible email account breach on July 3 when suspicious activity was detected in the email account. An investigation was immediately launched which confirmed...

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