Posts From Mo Moin

Security Staffing Low in Midsized and Large Orgs One of the greatest security challenges for midsized to large organizations is a function of staffing, according to research conducted by Osterman Research on behalf of ProtectWise and published in The Evolving State

Introduction In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were picked up by staff and students, and at least half

Security experts from Palo Alto Networks have collected evidence that links the recently discovered NOKKI malware to North Korea-Linked APT. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have spotted a new variant of the KONNI malware, tracked as NOKKI. that was attributed to North

Malware Less Common in Q2, Still Top Attack Method Despite malware attacks becoming less common since Q1 2018, they are still the top attack method, according to new research from Positive Technologies. In its Q2 2018 Cybersecurity Threatscape, Positive Technologies

Financial Sector Breaches Have Tripled Since 2016 US financial services firms suffered three-times more data breaches in the first six months of 2018 than during the same period in 2016, according to new data from Bitglass. The security vendor aggregated

Some common malware will attempt to gather information about its environment, such as public IP address, Language, and Location. System queries and identifier websites such as whatismyipaddress.com are often used for these purposes but are easily identified by modern network monitors and

Password Security Better, Still Poses Business Risk Today marks the start of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and LastPass by LogMeIn has released the 2018 Global Password Security Report to align with the efforts of NCSAM. While businesses have reportedly made progress

Endpoint protection began life as signature-based antivirus programs sitting on endpoints themselves. Over the years, the science of endpoint protection has advanced considerably to include behavior analysis and eventually machine learning and artificial intelligence to uncover threats, even as the

Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror

Security experts from Qihoo 360 NetLab spotted GhostDNS, a malware that already infected over 100K+ devices and targets 70+ different types of routers Security experts from Qihoo 360 NetLab have uncovered an ongoing hacking campaign that leverages the GhostDNS malware. Attackers have already hijacked over

Earlier this year, I wrote about what security professionals need to do to prepare for the upcoming Google distrust deadline. I noted that DigiCert had taken several steps that led to a smooth process this spring for the first of two

Torii – you might not have heard the name yet, but this new botnet has advanced techniques and persistence and is a threat to nearly every type of computer. Researchers from Avast warned about Torii, which is certainly no spinoff

According to malware researchers from Proofpoint, DanaBot attackers launched a new campaign aimed at banks in the United States. A couple of weeks ago, security experts at ESET observed a surge in activity of DanaBot banking Trojan that was targeting Poland, Italy,