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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 28, 2022

Ransomware attacks have undergone a pandemic-accelerated evolution in recent years—and defenses have struggled to keep up. The first phase of ransomware has given way to something new and different, better and worse. To help understand this...

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Posted by Bill Reed on June 21, 2022

Shoe shops and security operation centers have something in common. One size fits all solutions are not a great idea in either area. Unfortunately for security professionals trying to secure Linux servers, purpose-built Linux solutions are...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on June 9, 2022

There’s now a new ransomware attack, on average, every 10 seconds. Threat actors have become powerful and sophisticated enough to successfully hold national governments—including Ireland and Costa Rica—to ransom. 

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Posted by Mitchell Hall on June 2, 2022

Last week the Conti ransomware group "went dark" and might have shut down. Shortly before doing so, they went to war with an entire nation. Their ransomware attack paralyzed dozens of public institutions in Costa Rica in early May. The newly...

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Posted by Bill Reed on May 31, 2022

Not long ago, the term “Linux protection” was closer to an oxymoron than a strategy. For security teams and vendors alike, Linux systems were seen as being either immune to cyber threats or not something threat actors targeted.

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Posted by Michael Gerard on May 25, 2022

Between staff shortages and COVID variants, healthcare providers have had plenty to worry about during the past two years. Now alongside these worries, cybersecurity issues in healthcare are also putting patient care in jeopardy. Healthcare is one...

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Posted by Hido Cohen on May 12, 2022

With 50% more users last year than in 2020, the number of people using the community chat platform Discord is growing at a blistering pace. This has led cybercriminals to refine and expand malicious attack use cases for the platform. In this threat...

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Posted by Bill Reed on May 10, 2022

"Make do and mend." If you work in IT security, this slogan, from a pamphlet issued by the British government in 1943, probably resonates. In security, constant mending—i.e. patching, is a fact of life. So what is virtual patching and why would you...

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Posted by Morphisec Team on May 4, 2022

Ransomware attacks have never been more dangerous, or prolific. 2020 was described by security experts and media outlets as the "worst year ever for ransomware." Then ransomware attacks grew by 105 percent between 2020 and 2021. This cyberwar has...

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Posted by Brad LaPorte on May 2, 2022

MITRE is an unbiased and respected organization that performs a valuable service to the cybersecurity community. The MITRE ATT&CK evaluation is an industry standard, and the industry can use all the help it can get to identify the tactics and...

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Posted by Bill Reed on April 27, 2022

For small and medium businesses (SMBs), digital transformation has been a double edged sword. Cloud technologies and IoT devices have boosted productivity during a punishing pandemic where every dollar counts. But these advances have come at a cost....

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Posted by Morphisec Labs on April 25, 2022

Morphisec is a world leader in preventing evasive polymorphic threats launched from zero-day exploits. On April 14 and 15, Morphisec identified exploitation attempts for a week-old VMware Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)...

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Posted by Bill Reed on April 20, 2022

In modern cybersecurity, standards and acronyms are abundant: ISO 27001, CIST, COBIT, GDPR... In the US, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards are the go-to for organizations wanting to protect against phishing, ransomware,...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on April 12, 2022

Although almost nothing seems to get bipartisan support anymore, cybersecurity may be an exception to the rule. On March 1 2022, the Senate unanimously approved the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act. This bill follows President Biden's ...

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Posted by Michael Gerard on April 7, 2022

Cybersecurity professionals be warned: 2022 offers no respite from the wave of cybercrime that’s tormented enterprises these past couple of years. Cybersecurity was already a fast-moving sector prior to Covid-19. But the emergence of remote work,...

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Posted by Michael Dereviashkin on April 5, 2022

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, new wiper malware has surfaced attacking Ukrainian infrastructure. Caddywiper was first detected on March 14, 2022. It destroys user data, partitions information from attached drives, and has been spotted...

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Posted by Hido Cohen on March 30, 2022

Morphisec Labs has detected a new wave of Remcos trojan infection. The theme of the phishing emails is again financial, this time as payment remittances sent from financial institutions. The attacker lures a user to open a malicious Excel file that...

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on March 29, 2022

The Morphisec Labs team has conducted research on the new Mars infostealer. Mars is based on the older Oski Stealer and was first discovered in June 2021. The new Mars is available for sale on several underground forums and is reported to be under...

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Posted by Hido Cohen on March 23, 2022

Morphisec Labs has observed a new wave of JSSLoader infections this year. We’ve tracked JSSLoader activity since December 2020 and published a thorough report on the Russian criminal hacking group FIN7’s JSSLoader: The Evolution of the FIN7...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on March 9, 2022

Today’s cyber security solutions aren’t countering threat actors’ advanced attacks. In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, even the largest companies and most-secure public agencies have had serious vulnerabilities exposed. If existing solutions...

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