Posts Tagged 'data protection'
Malware attacks not only jeopardize sensitive information, such as valuable customer data, but they also impact brand loyalty, vendor relationships, and investor commitment. As we’ve all seen with the latest retail issues, a serious intrusion may harm sales, customer confidence and even stock performance. Cybercriminals are frequently in the news for finding new and mindboggling […]
On Monday Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of a large number of malware infections across large parts of the globe. Kaspersky has named this attack Careto, after what appears to be an internal name used by the attackers for one of the malware families involved. (The word careto in Spanish means ugly face or mask and […]
Last year we reported on the Athena HTTP botnet, which targets Windows XP systems, mostly for distributed denial-of-service attacks. Now we have examined the botnet Plasma HTTP, whose infections seem to be widespread and target all Windows systems. Attacker use this HTTP-based botnet primarily as a CPU and GPU cryptocurrency miner. Once a machine is […]
Some would say that if encryption isn’t becoming ubiquitous, then it should be! Data breaches are in the news nearly every day now. Last week it was reported that in 2013, payment card data breaches jumped 5-fold, representing around 740M records exposed. Deploying encryption on a broad basis would at least help to reduce the […]
A new banking Trojan in the news, known as Neverquest, is active and being used to attack a number of popular banking websites. This Trojan can identify target sites by searching for specific keywords on web pages that victims are browsing. After infecting a system, the malware gives an attacker control of the infected machine […]