Weekly Threat Briefs

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Every minute a new organization will fall victim to a ransomware attack. Companies often rely on backups hosted on public clouds once they get hit by an attack. Cloud backups are a great option against those attacks but often fail due to misconfiguration. For example, a cloud backup is useless if an...

Mar 06, 2020
A natural gas compression facility got hit by a ransomware attack recently. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they had to shut down the pipeline for two days. It all started with a phishing email, including a malicious link, that a staff member opened. There was no segmentation protectio...

Feb 28, 2020
Besides the email phishing attacks related to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Science and ICT, the South Korean police, and the country's financial regulator reported in a joint statement that there had been more than 9,680 smishing texts sent. The attackers play on people's fears a...

Feb 21, 2020
This week the FBI has sent a security alert to the U.S. private sector about an ongoing hacking campaign. The attack targets different supply chain software providers. The hackers strive to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware, a Remote Access Trojan (RAT). This RAT shares numerous similaritie...

Feb 14, 2020
As the coronavirus threat continues to grow across the earth, infecting thousands of people, malware is seeking to take advantage of people's fears. SingCERT said that criminals are sending emails to persuade victims to open malicious attachments by offering information relating to the outbreak of t...

Feb 07, 2020