Enterprises, beware. Threat actors are continuing to eye businesses for high returns on investment in Q1 2019, breaching infrastructure, exfiltrating or holding data hostage, and abusing weak credentials for continued, targeted monitoring. From a steadfast increase of pervasive Trojans, such as Emotet, to a resurgence of ransomware lodged against corporate targets, cybercriminals are going after organizations with a vengeance.
Yet every cloud has a silver lining, and for all the additional effort thrown at businesses, consumer threats are now on the decline. Ransomware against consumers has slowed down to a trickle and cryptomining, at a fever pitch against consumers this time last year, has all but died. Interestingly, this has resulted in an overall decline in the volume of malware detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
While threat actors made themselves busy with challenging new victims, they ensnared targets in the old ways, using tried-and-true malspam and social engineering tactic
Of all the industries targeted by cyber-attackers, financial services is one of the most attractive. As noted bank robber Willie Sutton once said, “Go where the money is … and go there often.” That, it seems, is what cybercriminals are doing, launching malware, Trojans, spear phishing and ransomware attacks at banks and institutions to compromise networks and gain access to valuable data. Download now!
In the underground digital economy, thousands of criminals conduct business in excess of $100 billion. In this whitepaper you’ll learn more about this highly specialized marketplace, and how it generates powerful tools to steal victims’ identities. You’ll also see why MessageLabs unique proprietary technology helps to disrupt this activity.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Every enterprise has to find a balance between security and the ability to carry on conducting business freely. This short guide is about finding that balance. By following some basic principles, there's no reason you can't let legitimate business email move into, out of and within your enterprise while stopping the things that cause damage: viruses, spam, spyware, trojans, phishing, Denial of Service attacks, the loss of sensitive data and the collection of illegal, immoral and just plain offensive material.
In this brief, you'll learn how CA Recovery Management Products, like CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft solutions, can be applied with VMware Infrastructure to help you effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of business-critical computing.
Take the stealth, creativity and patience of Stuxnet, the commercialism, wide
distribution and easy-to-use toolkits of Zeus, and you understand the potency of today’s malware. Start planning now to protect your intellectual property and other assets.
Published By: MX Logic
Published Date: May 21, 2008
Rootkits, Trojans, ransomware, Denial-of-Service and much more – this newly released white paper from MX Logic covers the everchanging security threat landscape. Learn what malicious intrusions are out there, how to identify them and how to keep your network safe.
Measuring the effectiveness of your security infrastructure is key to any enterprise as threats change on a minute by minute basis. See an example of the report you would receive following a Trend Micro Threat Discovery Assessment.
As another year draws to a close, few can have failed to notice the plagues of malicious software, floods of fraudulent emails and the generally increased pestilence of our online world, marking out 2007 as one of the most remarkable in the history of malware. This report covers the top malware threats in 2007 and provides monthly summaries.
Spam looks like a simple enough issue until you have to try to define it: after all, we all think we know it when we see it. Most people have a working definition along the lines of “email I don’t want.” While that’s perfectly understandable, it is difficult to implement technical solutions based on such a subjective definition. Read this paper to learn why SPAM is more than just unwanted email.
Anti-virus does much more than reactively detect known viruses; it proactively scans for unknown ones too. So, how do scanners really work? The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
You spoke and we listened. Today’s advanced malware threats have you spending a lot of resources fighting an uphill battle. The answer is McAfee Advanced Threat Defense—so you can find, freeze, and fix threats.
The Adwind Remote Administration Tool is a backdoor Trojan written in Java language that targets various platforms that support Java files. Adwind does not exploit any vulnerabilities. In most cases, for an infection to succeed, the user must run the malware by double-clicking the .jar file that is usually distributed as an attachment, or opening an infected Microsoft Word document. The infection spreads if the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the user's computer. After the malicious .jar file is executed on the target system, the malware installs silently and connects to a remote server via a preconfigured port to receive commands from a remote attacker and perform other illegal operations.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This whitepaper explains how exploding mobile threats challenge mobile device management (MDM) vendors, carriers, service providers, and app stores to ensure the safety of apps. Consumers and customers will hold these companies responsible for providing adequate security, and employees will expect enterprise IT departments to protect them from malicious mobile apps like they have come to expect for PC malware. The report describes how a cloud-based app reputation service protects against the risks of mobile applications in the wild:
• Collects millions of applications from a variety of sources
• Stores mobile app data in the world’s largest cloud-based threat database
• Analyzes and scores apps on a range from malicious (e.g., known malware such as Trojans or root kits) to trustworth
Sunbelt Software engaged Osterman Research to survey organizations that are using five different email management systems including Barracuda Spam Firewall, GFI MailEssentials, McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange, and Symantec Brightmail and Sunbelt Ninja Email Security.
Published By: Sunbelt
Published Date: Jan 15, 2009
Sunbelt Software’s new VIPRE Enterprise package is ideally suited to combating legacy and new blended malware threats from traditional viruses to the newest spam and Trojans. It optimizes overall system performance by incorporating antivirus and antispyware protection into a single engine that consumes minimal system resources and costs 50% to 75% less than competing products.
Viruses have been on the attack for more than 20 years, and the cost of dealing with them is escalating. Too many malcode (malicious code) attacks by viruses, worms, Trojans and the like are breaking through today's most prevalent system defenses: Antivirus (AV) programs. This whitepaper will discuss the full impact of virus disasters and what historically has been done to combat the problem.
Virus-writers are using increasingly complex and sophisticated techniques in their bid to circumvent anti-virus software and disseminate their viruses. Anti-virus software, though essential, cannot combat such threats alone; an email exploit detection tool is also necessary.
Examining the different kinds of email threats and email attack methods, this paper describes the need for a solid server-based content-checking gateway to safeguard your business against email viruses and attacks as well as information leaks.
Published By: Microworld
Published Date: Dec 12, 2007
At the Mail Gateway, MailScan for SMTP Servers scans and cleans mails that flow between all local users and mails between the Internet and Mail Server. It protects organizations against Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Backdoors and many other malware, blocks Spam and Phishing mails, while providing total Content Security for email traffic.
Published By: Microworld
Published Date: Dec 12, 2007
The Small and Medium Businesses contribute to around 68% of the world economy while making up for 80% of the employment. The security needs, issues and priorities of SMBs are different in many ways from that of large Business Houses.