How fast do cybercriminals capitalize on new security weaknesses?

Threat intelligence analysts at Skybox Research Lab uncovered a 42% increase in new ransomware programs targeting known vulnerabilities in 2021. The report revealed how quickly cybercriminals capitalize on new security weaknesses – shrinking the window that organizations have to remediate vulnerabilities ahead of an attack. Record-breaking growth in new vulnerabilities With 20,175 new vulnerabilities published […]

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Ransomware’s savage reign continues as attacks increase 105%

SonicWall released a report which details a sustained meteoric rise in ransomware with 623.3 million attacks globally. Nearly all monitored threats, cyberattacks and malicious digital assaults rose in 2021 including: ransomware, encrypted threats, IoT malware and cryptojacking. “Cyberattacks become more attractive and potentially more disastrous as dependence on information technology increases,” said SonicWall President and […]

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How cybercriminals are using malware to target Linux-based operating systems

As the most common cloud operating system, Linux is a core part of digital infrastructure and is quickly becoming an attacker’s ticket into a multi-cloud environment. Current malware countermeasures are mostly focused on addressing Windows-based threats, leaving many public and private cloud deployments vulnerable to attacks that target Linux-based workloads, VMware reveals. Key findings that […]

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How threat actors are using npm to launch attacks

WhiteSource released a threat report based on malicious activity found in npm, the most popular JavaScript package manager used by developers worldwide. The report is based on findings from more than 1,300 malicious npm packages identified in 2021. JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language today, with more than 16 million developers worldwide relying […]

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QNAP NAS devices targeted by new bitcoin miner

Unsecured QNAP NAS devices are getting covertly saddled with a new bitcoin miner, QNAP has warned users. “Once a NAS is infected, CPU usage becomes unusually high where a process named ‘[oom_reaper]’ could occupy around 50% of the total CPU usage. This process mimics a normal, legitimate kernel process with the same name. However, while […]

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