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How Isolation Could Prevent the Next WannaCry

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jun 18, 2019

Last month, Microsoft issued 79 patches and among these patches was one for an old Windows XP operating system, which was officially abandoned by Microsoft 5 years ago. The last time Microsoft released an update like this was months before the WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017 wreaked havoc. Even Microsoft warned of the similarities with Simon Pope, director of incident response for the Microsoft Security Response Center writing, “Any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017. It is highly likely that malicious actors will write an exploit for this vulnerability and incorporate it into their malware.”

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Tags: ransomware, wannacry, isolation technology, Web Security, ZeroTrust

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

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

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

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