SamSam Ransomware Threat Actors Switch to Targeted Company-Wide Attacks
May03

SamSam Ransomware Threat Actors Switch to Targeted Company-Wide Attacks

The threat actors behind the latest SamSam ransomware attacks have switched tactics and are now conducting highly targeted, company-wide attacks with the aim of infecting large numbers of devices. Companies are being researched and companies that are perceived to be most likely to pay the ransom are being attacked. Instead of using spam and phishing emails to gain access to devices, the threat actors are exploiting vulnerabilities to...

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Two Thirds of Indian Companies Have been Targeted with Ransomware
Mar15

Two Thirds of Indian Companies Have been Targeted with Ransomware

Sophos has published a new State of Enterprise Security Report that provides insight into the main threats faced by organizations around the world. The report was based on a survey conducted on 2,700 IT managers based in 10 countries (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Australia). One of the key points from the report is the extent to which Indian businesses are being attacked and just how...

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Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0
Feb22

Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0

Sophos has launched a new version of its Phish Threat simulator. Phish Threat 2.0 is an enterprise-class phishing simulation platform that allows businesses to run their own internal phishing campaigns to test the effectiveness of their security awareness programs and discover how susceptible their employees are to phishing threats. Training employees to be more security aware is now an essential element of any cybersecurity strategy....

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Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps
Jan20

Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps

Sophos has alerted users to the risk of downloading fake antivirus apps. The firm has also released a new white paper on a specific antivirus app called Super Antivirus 2018. According to the report, the app has been downloaded 50,000 times, presumably by users who are concerned about security. While the app does appear to be scanning the mobile device on which it is installed, all the app really offers is the illusion of security....

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Sophos Helps Consumers Avoid Phishing Scams When Shopping Online

Holiday season is a busy time for cybercriminals just as it is for online shoppers, so how can you avoid phishing scams when shopping online this festive season? Sophos has recently offers tips for consumers to help them avoid phishing scams when shopping online, highlighting some of the common tactics used by scammers, and how to recognize phishing websites and scam emails. One of the most common ways that scammers fool victims is...

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Global Cyberattacks Boost Sophos Quarterly Results
Jul27

Global Cyberattacks Boost Sophos Quarterly Results

The British cybersecurity firm Sophos has announced its quarterly results, which were much improved in no small part due to the recent WannaCry and NotPetya malware attacks. Following the WannaCry ransomware attacks in May, the company has worked closely with organizations to improve their cybersecurity defenses to block ransomware. The NotPetya wiper attacks in June also raised awareness of the seriousness of the malware threat...

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Sophos Included in Gartner UTM Magic Quadrant for 2017
Jun22

Sophos Included in Gartner UTM Magic Quadrant for 2017

Sophos has announced it has been included in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants include the best companies in their respective fields, with each firm rated for their completeness of vision and ability to execute. If both ratings are sufficiently high, the company is included in the Magic Quadrant. To be included is a great honor and clearly demonstrates companies are leaders in...

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Sophos Issues Guidance on WannaCry Ransomware
May15

Sophos Issues Guidance on WannaCry Ransomware

Sophos has released guidance on WannaCry ransomware, explaining how the attacks occurred, why these attacks were different from other ransomware incidents and how the company has helped to protect customers from attack with its next-generation anti-ransomware solutions. The attacks started last Friday and rapidly spread around the globe. The ransomware encrypted files, preventing victims from accessing their data. Victims were...

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Sophos Malware Report Predicts Rise in Ransomware and IoT Threats
Feb14

Sophos Malware Report Predicts Rise in Ransomware and IoT Threats

Ahead of the RSA Conference 2017, SophosLabs has released a new malware forecast that makes predictions about the changing threats over the coming months. SophosLabs reports typically concentrate on the Windows platform, since it is Windows devices that are most commonly attacked, although the latest report also covers other platforms such as Android, MacOS and Linux. SophosLabs details four trends from 2016 in its report that are...

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Sophos Acquires Endpoint Security Company Invincea
Feb10

Sophos Acquires Endpoint Security Company Invincea

The next-gen endpoint security company Invincea has been acquired by Sophos, with the firm’s security solutions now incorporated into the Sophos family. Sophos already has an extensive range of products, although there is always room for more. Dan Schiappa, Senior VP and General Manager of Enduser Security & Network Security Groups at Sophos, likened the acquisition to the Avengers, saying “It’s great to have a group of heroes...

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Sophos Launches Phish Threat Phishing Email Simulator
Jan26

Sophos Launches Phish Threat Phishing Email Simulator

Leading cybersecurity firm Sophos has announced the launch of a new phishing attack simulation platform. Sophos Phish Threat is billed as the easiest-to-use phishing attack simulator on the market. Sophos claims the platform is easier to deploy, use and manage than any competitor’s product. Phishing has now become the number one threat to security. Organizations can invest heavily in technical solutions to prevent cyberattacks, only...

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