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In our blog, the Hornetsecurity team – especially the experts from the Security Lab – regularly report on IT security topics as well as on current innovations and events at Hornetsecurity.
On 2020-06-03 it was reported that a new ransomware calling itself Avaddon was seeking partners for their affiliate program, i.e., someone installing the ransomware on victim systems. Just two days later on 2020-06-05 malspam distributing the Avaddon ransomware has been observed…
Emotet is probably the most prolific of the recent malware distribution operations. They often change their malware to ensure it is not detected by any anti-virus software. Even though the Emotet botnet is on “spam break” recent changes in a component of the malware has prompted Hornetsecurity’s Security Lab to take a look at the latest version of Emotet in order to be prepared for its next steps. Emotet has added new code obfuscation techniques. But the Security Lab explains how it can still be analyzed…
The video conferencing software Zoom is enjoying enormous popularity because of the current mass practice of working from home. Unfortunately, concerns about the security of the tool have arose. It was possible for uninvolved parties to join other people’s meetings and contribute unwanted or repulsive content – the phenomenon was given the name of “Zoom- bombing”.
The number of coronavirus infections are increasing each day, which has resulted in drastic countermeasures. Shops, restaurants and other public places are staying closed to prevent the spread of the virus. Companies are asking their employees to work from their homes. During this extraordinary and sometimes overwhelming situation, companies and employees should not have to face additional fears about IT security in the home office. Hornetsecurity has some recommendations for this.
Are you a partner of Symantec who is currently selling Symantec Cloud Security? Or are you on the receiving end; the customer who is being provided Symantec Cloud Security? Have you begun considering your switch? With the recent news of the Broadcom acquisition of Symantec, it was announced that over 1 Billion + in funds will be removed from the budget that was set specifically for Symantec’s Cloud Research and Development, Marketing, and Support. This is unsettling news, as email cyber-attacks make up over 90% of all threats in today’s modern IT world.
The Hornetsecurity Security Lab has recently noticed an increase in phishing emails sent on behalf of the WHO and the CDC. The cyber criminals take advantage of the current fear of the corona virus.
Microsoft is considered as the major driver of the cloud movement and has brought the world’s most used office suite into the cloud with Office 365. But users of the cloud service are more and more in the centre of cybercriminal activities. Most recently, Microsoft reported a 250 percent increase in targeted attacks on Office 365 accounts. The technology company integrated various security mechanisms to defend against malware and other threats. But are these really sufficient for comprehensive security?
Christmas is just around the corner and it is already certain that some people will lose their holiday spirit. When millions of people go online on a gift hunt, the trap snaps shut. We are talking about the new invisible threat on the Internet: Formjacking, also known as e-skimming. Hackers are stealing credit card and bank details from online shops with hijacked payment forms…