Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Mobile devices are increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks, but employees and businesses simply aren’t taking enough action to secure them. According to an industry report, more than 218,000 mobile ransomware files were detected in the first quarter of 2017.
Cyber threat actors are utilizing more sophisticated tactics than ever before – these hackers aren’t just shooting in the dark, hoping for results. Targeted attacks come as part of this more advanced approach to cybercrime.
Phishing is one of the greatest and most time-consuming challenges security professionals face today, according to Black Hat’s 2017 survey, “Portrait of an Imminent Cyberthreat.” The survey included a total of 580 cybersecurity professionals, providing a comprehensive look at the industry’s top concerns.
Researchers from Check Point found four exploits in the LinkedIn security system. Flaws in LinkedIn’s own security restrictions could have allowed cyber-criminals to upload malware-laden attachments in the social network’s messenger service. LinkedIn verified the security issues and deployed a fix effective June 24, 2017.
Last Sunday, the hacker group, “OurMine,” was able to overtake Sony’s official PlayStation-branded Twitter accounts to announce they had breached the PlayStation Network and stolen database information. The accounts were quickly retaken by Sony and Sony hasn’t confirmed or denied the hack.
After the collision of the USS John S McCain and a Liberian-flagged tanker near Singapore on Monday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson ordered an operation pause while the U.S. Navy investigates the cause, including any possible cyberattack angle.
The web server of Crystal Finance Millennium, a Ukraine-based accounting software firm, has been compromised and made to host different types of malware. The discovery of the compromise was accompanied by fear that there could be a repeat of the destructive NotPetya attack.
A Canadian man accused of helping Russian intelligence agents who allegedly oversaw the hacking of 500 million Yahoo users’ accounts, made his first appearance in a U.S. federal courtroom on Wednesday. According to his lawyer, he pleaded not guilty.
NASA recently took on the mission of launching their data into the cloud, similarly to many other organizations today. With the help of MindPoint Group using Trend Micro Deep Security, powered by XGen™, this was yet another successful launch for the organization’s repertoire.
Now on its seventh year, CLOUDSEC is supported by industry leaders, government agencies, commercial organizations, professional associations, technology vendors, and cyber security professionals from around the world, and is one of the largest cybersecurity conferences across Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Ransomware is the gift that keeps on giving for cybercriminals. Although the ransomware threat has actually been around for about a decade, it’s only taken off in recent years. Trend Micro spotted a massive 752% increase in new types of ransomware last year alone.
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