Spearphishing Big Game Hunting Versus Widenet RDP Attacks

Hackers and cybercriminals have been turning their attention to big-game hunting, which basically refers to targeting bigger and more secure businesses where they can demand larger ransoms. Big game hunting is usually carried out through spearfishing attacks. It’s a serious cybersecurity issue that has caused significant damage, service disruption, and at the same time crashing…

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How Ransomware Hackers can use Cobalt Strike to Stage an Attack

Cobalt Strike is an important tool in the cybersecurity arena. It’s an intensive commercial penetration testing toolkit used for different levels of intrusion. Cobalt Strike gives your pen-testers access to a wide range of attack capabilities and can be used to test your entire network for spear-phishing and other unauthorized access attempts. The toolkit emulates…

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Drive-by Downloads are not a Thing of the Past – Here’s why

If you thought drive-by downloads are a thing of the past, you may be surprised by the increasing number of these attacks in 2020. Drive-by downloads have become a prominent threat primarily due to the current increase in pre-packaged kits used by hackers to launch more sophisticated attacks with little technical skill requirements. In fact,…

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How Can Ransomware Attacks Happen Through Gmail?

Google was recently forced to patch a serious cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on your favorite email client, Gmail. The Gmail vulnerability was discovered by an ethical hacker and chief security researcher at Securitum, Michal Bentkowski. The serious vulnerability was found in one of Gmail’s features known as the Accelerated Mobile Pages for Mail (AMP4Email), which…

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10 Cybersecurity Tips for Working from Home in 2021

As working from home becomes the new normal, the increase in cyberattacks is also gaining momentum. It seems that cybercriminals are using every possible opportunity to target remote workers as the weakest link within corporations. 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year, especially for companies that had to scramble to continue business operations without…

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The Close Link between Emotet and Ransomware

In January of 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned of the resurgence of Emotet attacks. The DHS described Emotet as the “most destructive” form of malware due to its ability to inject other potentially harmful malware into most any organization, especially in the banking and financial industries.…

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How Does Cryptocurrency Fuel Ransomware Attacks?

Cryptocurrency and the rise in ransomware attacks The vast majority of successful businesses have become an increasingly attractive target for ransom attacks where hackers hold data hostage, and lock entire infrastructures in demand of ransom payment. Unfortunately, until now, many corporate executives consider ransomware attacks to be just “another virus” not realizing the dire consequences…

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