A series of zero-day attacks seems to be a leading indicator of what's in store for IE in 2019!
Menlo Labs has been tracking a malicious email campaign targeting employees of banks and financial services companies. The campaign, which appears to have been active in the U.S. and the UK since August, compromises PCs and other endpoints by tricking victims into clicking on malicious links to archive files. In all of the instances we’ve identified so far in this particular campaign, the archive files were either .zip or .gz files.
In the technology industry, the word “visionary” refers not just to the ability to see the future, but to actually change it. Quite a few companies achieve the first part of this definition. Very few pull off the second part.
Regardless of the political fall-out from Special Counsel Robert J. Mueller’s indictment of twelve Russian intelligence operatives for tampering with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, this much seems clear after reading the 29-page, John LeCarre-like document: It has become unreasonable to expect any organization to successfully defend against such a massive, coordinated cyberattack.
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In recent weeks a resurgence of download bomb attacks has been observed in the wild, attempting to add legitimacy to malicious websites serving a tech support based phishing scam. For users of Menlo Security’s Isolation Platform (MSIP), this attack is trivially defeated with zero malicious content reaching the end user’s device. However, the same may not be said for reputation based security, as we review below.
It was reported on April 1st – appropriate that it was April Fool’s Day – by a number of media outlets that Hudson’s Bay Company, the Canada-based parent company of iconic luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Lord & Taylor and Saks Off 5th, had been hacked. Reportedly, over 5 million credit and debit card numbers of customers of the retailers had been stolen, and supposedly were for sale on the Dark Web.
On the Serengeti, wildebeest have survived for millennia by using a simple strategy: safety in numbers. It’s great for the species, but each animal can only hope that another one will take one for the team.
“Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” – Maya Angelou
It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air.
Unfortunately, so are emails riddled with malware.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
This quote even holds true when it comes to cyber threats.
While experts discuss the impending battle royal between cybersecurity, and attackers and hackers, focusing in on “good AI” vs. “evil AI” in an ever-escalating, highly-sophisticated cyber arms race, it’s sometimes the simplest of threats – and mistakes – that can be the most dangerous and frustrating.
2018 has barely started and we've already got our first big major security vulnerabilities of the year, with the media generating lots of deserved attention worldwide on them. In case you missed the news, two major CPU vulnerabilities have been disclosed by Google and several other researchers: Meltdown and Spectre
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