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Increasing Fallout from the Fallout Exploit Kit

Posted by Shelley Leveson on September 28, 2018 at 4:40 PM

The Fallout exploit kit, named for its similarities to the once notorious Nuclear exploit kit, already shows signs of reaching the levels of popularity of its namesake. Since its discovery by security researchers at the end of August, Fallout has been seen distributing the SmokeLoader trojan, GandCrab ransomware, CoalaBot, various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and, most recently, a new ransomware strain called SAVEfiles.

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Topics: Threat Alerts, Exploit Kit, Exploits, Cyber Security, Sandbox evasion

Morphisec Gets Top Honors at the MES XCellence Awards

Posted by Shelley Leveson on September 24, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Morphisec nearly swept the XCellence Awards at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) Fall 2018 conference. Morphisec won the top award in three categories – including Best Software Solution – and was nominated for another, beating out several long-time incumbents.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Moving Target Defense, Company News

Morphisec Opens New Corporate Offices

Posted by Shelley Leveson on July 17, 2018 at 2:43 PM

Morphisec officially opened its new corporate headquarters in the Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park in Beer Sheva, Israel. Known as Israel’s leading cybersecurity technology center of innovation, the park is a collaborative endeavor of Ben Gurion University, the city of Beer-Sheva, and real estate developer KUD International. It brings together academia, advanced research, local government, business entrepreneurship and the global technology industry.

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Topics: Company News, Cyber Security

Case Study: Dan Hotel Group Stays Off the Breach List

Posted by Shelley Leveson on May 17, 2018 at 11:50 PM

 

If you’ve stayed at any large hotel chain in the past year, there’s a good chance your personal details have been compromised. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, the accommodation industry had one of the highest number of breaches, second only to healthcare. 

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Topics: Endpoint Security, Cyber Security, Case Study, CISO

Morphisec Honored at MMCIO Spring Forum

Posted by Shelley Leveson on May 3, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Morphisec is honored to have received awards in three out of six categories at this year's Midmarket CIO Spring Forum. The annual Vendor Excellence and Midmarket CIO Awards recognize leaders in technology collaboration. 

Over 77% of all cyber crimes target small and midsize enterprises. According to the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses (SMB) report by the Ponemon Institute, cyberattacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of $2,235,000.

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Topics: Company News, Cyber Security, CISO

Morphisec Joins Citrix Ready Partner Program

Posted by Shelley Leveson on April 17, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Morphisec Moving Target Defense verified as Citrix Ready to enhance protection with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

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Topics: Cyber Security, Endpoint Security, Industry News, Company News, Moving Target Defense

ESG Report Reviews Morphisec for Advanced Prevention Defense

Posted by Shelley Leveson on April 12, 2018 at 5:11 PM

CISOs face an escalating battle on two fronts: externally from ever-more sophisticated attackers and internally in managing all the threat protection and additional security layers they put in to stop them. And they are losing. Despite added technology complexity and operational overhead, cyber criminals still manage to get past defenses.

According to a a new report from analyst firm ESG, 72% of organizations believe that security operations are more difficult today than they were two years ago yet 54% still suffered at least one security incident.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Endpoint Security, Industry News, Company News, Moving Target Defense

Hospitality Industry Needs Shelter From Cyber Threats

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 27, 2017 at 2:25 AM

Two weeks ago, Morphisec Lab, led by VP R&D Michael Gorelik, warned of a new attack by the FIN7 cybercrime group against restaurants across the US. Earlier this year, the financially motivated FIN7 group, one of the leading threat actor groups operating today, targeted restaurant chains Chipotle, Baja Fresh and Ruby Tuesday, among others. And you certainly remember the massive 2016 attack on the Wendy’s fast food chain, which resulted in over 1000 Wendy’s locations hit by a credit card breach. Numbers were also big in the Arby’s data breach discovered in January 2017: according to the credit union service PSCU, 350,000 credit and debit card accounts might have been impacted by the hack on Arby’s point-of-sale (PoS) systems.

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Topics: Advanced Persistent Threats, Endpoint Security, Fileless Attacks, Cyber Attacks

Surprise, Surprise, Angler EK Has a New Angle

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 8, 2016 at 9:23 AM

The recent FireEye discovery of an Angler Exploit Kit variant that bypasses Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has taken the cyber security world by surprise – but it shouldn’t have. New variants of the Angler EK crop up constantly (see Javascript in IE Overtakes Flash as Number One Target for Angler Exploit Kit) and EMET was never meant to be infallible, just make it more difficult for hackers. EMET, which uses a set of predefined rules to prevent specific malware, is often relied upon to stop zero-day attacks on Windows systems until a patch is developed for the vulnerability. Although researchers have previously discovered vulnerabilities that allowed them to bypass EMET defenses, this is the first time an exploit in the wild has been successful.

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Topics: Exploits, 0-day exploits, Angler Kit, Ransomware

Outsmarting Smart Malware

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 1, 2016 at 1:40 AM

In an article published by Tech Crunch last week, tech reporter Ben Dickson investigates the new generation of smart malware. He manages to sum up the crux of the problem in two sentences: “Virus definition databases don’t seem to account for the growing number of new malware species and variants, especially when they’re smart enough to evade discovery. More devious genus of malware are succeeding at even duping advanced security tools that discover threats based on behavior analysis.”

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Topics: Moving Target Defense, Zero-day, Cyber Security

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Morphisec Named a Cool Vendor 2016

Morphisec is a Gartner Cool Vendor 2016

Each year Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors it considers innovative or transformative. Morphisec is honored be to named a Cool Vendor 2016. Here's more....

 

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