Exploit Kits vs. Google Chrome

Avast –  Avast –  In October 2021, we discovered that the Magnitude exploit kit was testing out a Chromium exploit chain in the wild. This really piqued our interest, because…

How to Buy Precious Patching Time as Log4j Exploits Fly

Podcast: Cybereason shares details about its vaccine: a fast shot in the arm released within hours of the Apache Log4j zero-day horror show being disclosed. Sure, Apache got a patch…

OSCP Exam Change

As a leader in the cybersecurity training space, we at Offensive Security are incredibly proud of our flagship course, Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK), and the value it has…

Avast Q3’21 Threat Report

Avast –  Avast –  Latest Avast Q3’21 Threat Report reveals elevated risk for ransomware and RAT attacks, rootkits and exploit kits return. Foreword The threat landscape is a fascinating environment…

DNS Security 101: The Essentials You Need to Know to Keep Your Organization Safe

The Domain Name System (DNS), which supports the Internet presence of your company, is a centralized network run by different organizations worldwide. It comprises the operators of root and top-level…

The New Frontier of Enterprise Risk: Nth Parties

The average number of vulnerabilities discovered in a Cyberpion scan of external Fortune 500 networks (such as cloud systems) was 296, many critical (with the top of the scale weighing…

How Threat Hunting Can Protect the Healthcare Industry

There’s been no slowdown when it comes to healthcare-related security breaches. For the 12 months through July 2021, 706 healthcare data breaches (of 500 or more records) were reported to…

Palo Alto warns of BEC-as-a-service, finds average wire fraud attempted is $567,000 with peak of $6 million

Business email compromise (BEC) continues to cost victims thousands — and sometimes millions — of dollars, according to a new report from Palo Alto Networks’ threat research group Unit 42.…

Foiling Cybercrime Around the World – An Interview with a Cybercrime Investigator

The threat of ransomware has grown dramatically in recent years. The recent emergence of ransomware as a service (RaaS) has made it possible for those with little technical know-how to…

Halloween comes early for Syniverse, Facebook, and Twitch: What we can learn from their spooky outages plus breaches

It looks like more than ghosts are wreaking havoc on haunted networks. We’re less than a full week into October, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn’t quite taking shape the way…