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The Register

January 8, 2018  |  The Register, John Leyden

First shots at South Korea could herald malware campaign of Olympic proportions

A malware campaign has been unleashed against organisations involved with next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. An email with a malicious Microsoft Word document attached was sent to a number of groups associated with the event, most of them targeting ice hockey organisations. "The attackers originally embedded an implant...
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UK Construction Media

January 8, 2018  |  UK Construction Media

The Evolving Cyber Threat

As cyber security becomes more prevalent in our minds, with the advent of GDPR and various high profile attacks, we speak to Travis Farral, Director of Security Strategy at Anomali about what 2018 holds for the cyber landscape – from cryptocurrency mining to ‘fileless’ attacks. Cryptocurrency mining will...
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SC Magazine

January 4, 2018  |  SC Magazine , Davey Winder

Why are cyber-criminals dumping Bitcoin?

Cyber-crime players are not stupid, which is probably why they are dumping Bitcoin and going with the smart(er) money... Some European businesses started 2017 by buying up Bitcoin to prepare for ransomware demands. Cyber-criminals, meanwhile, finished the year by continuing to focus on stealing Bitcoin as...
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CSO

January 4, 2018  |  CSO, Jon Oltsik

CISOs should examine commercial SOAPA offerings in 2018

Leading vendors are putting together proprietary SOAPA solutions. CISOs should establish an evaluation team tasked with looking for viable options. For over a year now, I’ve written about a burgeoning security technology initiative that ESG calls a security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA). Read More
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TEISS

January 2, 2018  |  TEISS , Sunetra Chakravarti

Cyber security predictions for 2018

Cyber security was thrust into prominence with the biggest attacks ever been seen, in 2017. The fact that so many breaches happened, in such close succession made us pause for thought and then realise that it is the new normal to have nation states wage war against each other over the...
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SC Magazine

December 22, 2017  |  SC Magazine , Tony Morbin

Predictions A - Z for 2018 - Dystopian or Utopian dawn?

Happy New Year! SC Media UK resumes news reporting on 2 Jan 2018. During the break, catch up on our experts' predictions for a range of positive and negative futures, from the impacts of AI to likely new Zero days.After trawling through more predictions than you'd predict we'd ever...
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IT Security Thing

December 21, 2017  |  IT Security Thing, Davey Winder

The A-Z of 2018 Threatscape Predictions

Here at IT Security Thing we end up travelling all over the world to listen to what the great and the good of the cybersecurity industry have to say. It’s a tough job, etc etc. If we’ve learned one thing from our globetrotting adventures then it...
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Finance Monthly

December 19, 2017  |  Finance Monthly

Stolen Credentials Of FTSE 100 Employees Tripled In 2017

Anomali recently released a new report that identifies major security trends threatening the FTSE 100. The volume of credential exposures has dramatically increased to 16,583 from April to July 2017, compared to 5,275 last year’s analysis. 77% of the FTSE 100 were exposed, with an average of 218 usernames and password stolen, published or...
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Raconteur

December 18, 2017  |  Raconteur, Davey Winder

How organised is organised cybercrime?

Law enforcement, security vendors and white hat hackers all collaborate in the fight against cybercrime. It would be naive to imagine that cybercriminals are not meeting this challenge in kind. Yet far too many organisations seem to think that the dark side of the internet is still inhabited by teenagers...
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isBuzznews

December 14, 2017  |  isBuzznews, Travis Farral

2018 Predictions – From Cryptocurrency Mining To ‘Fileless’ Attacks

Cryptocurrency mining will become one of the major monetisation avenues for attackers as more and more attacks and malware include mining functionality to generate revenue. In particular a focus will be on in-browser mining that will be the result of website attacks. A simple few lines of Javascript can cause...
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