Monthly Archives: April 2016

Calculate the cost and probability of a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly larger, more complex, and perpetrated by cyber extortionist instead of hacktivists and vandals, according to a recent survey from Arbor Networks. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the DDoS mitigation market earned revenues … Continue reading

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Top 12 cloud computing threats in 2016

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group released at RSA Conference an important new research report about cloud computing threats, developed to serve as an up-to-date guide to help cloud users and providers make informed decisions about risk … Continue reading

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PowerWare Ransomware Abuses PowerShell, Office Macros

A new fileless ransomware family has been discovered, which abuses Windows’ PowerShell for nefarious activities, a novel approach to ransomware, Carbon Black researchers warn. Dubbed PowerWare, this piece of malware is being delivered via a more traditional method, namely macro-enabled … Continue reading

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Cybercriminals are overcoming language and timezone barriers to cooperate on making malware more dangerous

Cybercriminals in different hemispheres of the globe are working together to improve malicious tools, software, and techniques used to carry out cyberattacks, researchers have warned. An investigation by Kaspersky Lab found that cybercriminals situated over 10,000km apart in Brazil and … Continue reading

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