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Is Your Web Viewing Dangerous? Over 350k Web Sites Run Vulnerable Software

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 25, 2017

Over 350,000 of the world’s top 1 million web sites may be running vulnerable software --  which the recent WannaCry cyber attack has shown can spell considerable risk of hacker exploitation. According to the Menlo Security State of The Web report, software on some web sites dates back to over a decade ago, as far back as the year 2000. The cyber security research reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky, and that 1 in 5 domains run vulnerable software.

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, credential theft, malware vulnerabilities, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, banks, cyber attacks, wannacry, hackers, financial security firms, credit unions, web threats, email threats

Phishing & Whaling at FS-ISAC

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 22, 2017

Exhibiting at the recent FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017 at the Dolphin Convention Center (which could have doubled as a meat locker at times because it was so cold, while other times it could have been a large sauna it was so hot and steamy!), there was a mini-monsoon outside at one point. It was like Mother Nature was mimicking the downpour of cyber attacks confronting the financial services players at the event. It was a deluge! 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, credential theft, financial services, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017

The (Human) Face of Ransomware

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 19, 2017

When you start to realize the scope and impact the ransomware attack that began on Friday, May 12, 2017, and continued to roll onward into last weekend had not only a huge negative effect on businesses and their operations, but on everyday people, it begins to become all too real.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, ransomware, drive-by exploits, spear-phishing, cyber attacks, Telefonica, Vodafone, Gas Natural, watering hole attacks, wannacry

WCry: Reviewing the Info (So Far)

Posted by Jason Steer on May 18, 2017
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Tags: isolation, ransomware, WCry, North Korea

It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 14, 2017

A picture of a London newsstand on Saturday, May 13, 2017, the day after the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack struck. (Picture by Jason Steer, Menlo Security, Inc.)

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Tags: ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, phishing scams, Wana Decryptor, WCry, ETERNALBLUE, Windows security update, MS17-010

WCry Ransomware: The End of the World as We Know It?

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 13, 2017

The day started out as normally as any Friday in May around the world could. 

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Tags: ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, phishing scams, Wana Decryptor, WCry, ETERNALBLUE, Windows security update, MS17-010

Don’t Let Phishing Ruin Your Trip

Posted by Jay Kelley on May 10, 2017

Traveling on business, you check into a business-friendly hotel for a few days. You approach the front desk of the hotel, checking in after a long flight. But, the front desk staff is, unfortunately, unable to check you in because the hotel’s electronic key system has been hacked. Someone on the hotel’s staff opened an email from an unknown party, clicked on an unknown link, and malware has infected the electronic key system. So, until ransom is paid, keys cannot be issued. Would you ever stay at that hotel again? Probably not. 

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, hospitality, hacked, read-only mode

Ransomware in Healthcare…Still?

Posted by Greg Maudsley on May 5, 2017

By now, after years of ransomware in the news, one would think that the problem would begin to ebb, given nearly every security vendors’ claims to prevent it. Obviously this has not proven true, particularly in healthcare.

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Tags: malware, isolation, ransomware, anti-phishing, phishing prevention, healthcare

10 Tips to Reduce Malware Threats

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Mar 6, 2017



Half of the web is vulnerable to malware, as we measured recently in our State of the Web research report, making it clear that merely visiting a legitimate web site is risky.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, phishing, isolation, security, ransomware, credential theft, malware vulnerabilities, cyber theft, security strategy, anti-phishing, cyber threats, Google Chrome, bitcoins

Yes Muni, You Can Limit Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Peter Lunk on Dec 1, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area was enjoying a US Thanksgiving holiday weekend when ransomware hit its municipal transportation agency, locally known as Muni. Over 900 office computers were affected, with Muni data locked up as the hacker demanded 100 bitcoins, or roughly $73,000, which the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) never considered paying, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, cyber theft, anti-phishing, San Francisco, bitcoin, Muni, remote browsing

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