For the second year in a row, Morphisec has awarded three scholarships to top female students pursuing cybersecurity degrees around the world. The latest numbers still place women’s employment in the cybersecurity industry at only 24%, but the dedication and talent of the more than 400 applications that poured in from the United States, Europe and Israel are a testament to womens’ determination to change this statistic.Read More
Last week, a new strain of ransomware hit dozens of targets across Germany. The categorization as ransomware is really a misnomer as, while the attackers do demand a ransom, by that time the victim’s data has already been irreversibly wiped, even if the ransom is paid.Read More
With their highly valuable payment card and personal sensitive information, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems present a ripe target for cybercrime groups. A successful breach can have enormous consequences for the attacked organization, from detecting and responding, to notifying victims, post-response support, lost business and potentially hefty government fines. Modern POS environments are complicated systems with multiple entry points for attack, from phishing emails or drive-by-download exploits on employee computers to vulnerable third-party suppliers. And while payment card security standards have introduced a basic protection framework, POS-attacks have not abated under the regulations — some of the largest breaches of the past several years are due to POS attacks.Read More
Cybercrime has turned its attention toward city and regional governments and the scale and scope of the problem will continue to grow. That was one of the main threads at the recent U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Cybersecurity Challenges for State and Local GovernmentsRead More
During the period of March to May 2019, Morphisec Labs observed a new, highly sophisticated variant of the ShellTea / PunchBuggy backdoor malware that attempted to infiltrate a number of machines within the network of a customer in the hotel-entertainment industry. It is believed that the malware was deployed as a result of several phishing attempts.Read More
This article is the first in a three-part series looking at version 3.5 of Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention platform. Next week we take a deep dive into the new Attack Trajectory and the ways that this powerful tool can be used. Subscribe to this blog to receive notifications when the rest of the series goes live!
Organizations struggling to balance the necessity for protection from advanced cyberthreats against the very real requirements to simplify their security operations and stay within budget, just got handed a sizable new weapon.Read More
Hworm/njRAT is a Remote Access Tool (RAT) that first appeared in 2013 in targeted attacks against the international energy industry, primarily in the Middle East. It was soon commoditized and is now part of a constantly evolving family of RATs that pop-up in various new formats. Today we see this attack employed on a regular basis as part of widespread spam phishing campaigns - if successful, Hworm gives the attacker complete control of the victim’s system. Morphisec Labs recently observed a new version with a minor modification to its obfuscation technique.Read More
Enterprises migrating to or already on Windows 10 have the perfect opportunity to greatly improve their security profile and simplify operations at the same time – without incurring more costs. The key is fully leveraging the integrated Windows 10 security tools while adding innovative technology purpose built to provide a critical protection layer against advanced memory attacks, exploits, fileless attacks, zero-days and evasive malware. Those integrated security tools include Windows Defender antivirus and that disruptive technology is Morphisec’s Moving Target Defense.Read More
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