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How Isolation Would Have Stopped The Russian Election Cyberattacks

Posted by Jay Kelley on Jul 19, 2018

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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Tags: Mueller, U.S. election, presidential election, spear-phishing, phishing, cyberattacks, Russian hackers, Russian operatives, Russian intelligence, GRU, Clinton Campaign, DNC, Democratic National Committee, DCCC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, isolation, browser isolation, remote browsing, credential theft, malware, Podesta, Clinton, cryptojacking, cryptocurrency, X-Agent

Compromised Websites and Download Bomb Attacks

Posted by Andrew Prince on Jul 11, 2018

Compromised Websites and Download Bomb Attacks

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.

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Tags: malware, phishing, javascript, compromised websites, isolation, download bomb

Love and malware

Posted by Jay Kelley on Feb 14, 2018

 

 

“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.

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Tags: malware, isolation platform, isolation technology, cyber security, virus

Lights, Camera, Cyber Attack!

Posted by Jay Kelley on Dec 5, 2017

 

The past few years, the major studios and production companies that create movies, broadcast television, streaming content, and even online and video games have been under cyber attack.

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Tags: cyber attacks, ransomware, phishing attack, isolation, malicious code, malware

Cyber Monday: Going Phishing?

Posted by Jay Kelley on Nov 21, 2017

 

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday (November 24 th) and Cyber Monday (November 27 th). And, if it’s any indication of how much online shopping will occur, last year (2016), Cyber Monday set a new sales record of $3.45 billion USD!
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Tags: cyber attacks, phishing, cyber Monday, Black Friday, isolation, isolation platform, malware

The SWIFT Security Controls Framework and Isolation

Posted by Jay Kelley on Nov 7, 2017

If you are in the financial services community, you are likely well-aware of and well-acquainted with SWIFT and the services it performs. As a quick primer for the uninitiated, SWIFT is an acronym for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, a cooperative built over forty years ago by banks and financial institutions globally to address a mutual problem: A better, more secure, and automated way to communicate inter-bank payments across borders. SWIFT addressed this common issue, and today, it is a world-leading provider of secure messaging services for over 11,000 banks, financial organizations, and enterprises in over 200 countries.

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Tags: SWIFT, cyber attacks, phishing, spear-phishing, malware, isolation technology, isolation platform

Stopping Phishing Is One Thing; Stopping What It Delivers Is Another

Posted by Jay Kelley on Oct 16, 2017

At the recent FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, many attendees—whether banks, insurance companies, or other financial services institutions (FSIs), such as brokerages—expressed their concerns about phishing attacks.

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Tags: FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017, malware, phishing attack, cyber security

Financial Phishing for Funds and (Customer) Facts

Posted by Jay Kelley on Sep 26, 2017

It seems that almost daily, there is a new story about another bank or financial services institution (FSI) falling victim to a phishing or other cyberattack. 

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Tags: anti-phishing, cyberattacks, malicious code, Trickbot banking Trojan, malware, CISO, multi-factor authentication, Trojans, isolation, remote browers

Why Financial Institutions Are Phishing’s “Big Catch”

Posted by Jay Kelley on Aug 29, 2017

The financial services industry is consistently among the most highly targeted industries for cyberattacks. Financial services institutions (FSIs) are a popular and frequent focus of attackers because, to quote famed bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks: “That’s where the money’s at.”  

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Tags: financial services industry, cyberattacks, phishing, phishing attacks, phishing prevention, malware, ransomware, isolation, banking credentials, keyloggers, employee credential theft, credential theft, watering hole attacks, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing

Exposing Houdini

Posted by Greg Maudsley on Aug 22, 2017

Lately, instances of malware with built-in worm functionality have been on the rise. The WannaCry cyberattack is a perfect example. Although the malware was classified as ransomware, to increase the number of infections, the attackers used an SMB exploit to propagate it laterally within enterprises.

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Tags: malware, worm, wannacry, cyber attacks, cyber threats, ransomware, Houdini, remote access trojan, isolation, web isolation

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