Between January and September 2016 ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold – to the equivalent of an attack every 40 seconds. With the ransomware-as-a-service economy booming, and the launch of the NoMoreRansom project, Kaspersky Lab has named ransomware its key topic for 2016.
Starting from yesterday, many DSL customers in Germany were reporting problems with their routers. Today we saw news, that a malicious attack could be the reason for this widespread problem.
My goal wasn't to review the techniques of elevating system privileges. Here, I wanted to look at the overall picture and talk about the whole range of Windows operating systems in all their diversity dating back to Windows Vista, but without discussing specific versions.
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Confidential data can be protected by encrypting traffic at wireless access points. In fact, this method of protection is now considered essential for all Wi-Fi networks. But what actually happens in practice?
From November 8 to 12, websites of some of the largest Russian banks fell victim to heavy DDoS attacks. Initially, it was no indication of anything unusual - all well-known banks get attacked from time to time - but further developments have evolved in the manner that allowed us to suggest a high level of organization in regards to the series of attacks.
In September 2016, while researching a new wave of attacks, we found an interesting target which appeared to constantly receive spearphishes, a practice we commonly describe as a "magnet of threats". Among all the attacks received by this magnet of threats, which included various older Office exploits such as CVE-2012-0158, one of them attracted our attention.
AV-Comparatives simultaneously conducted two tests of cybersecurity products using one and the same methodology. What's the difference between them and how to read the reports to see manipulation of figures and recognize biased marketing 'next-gen' rhetoric.
Yet another year has flown past and, as far as notable infosec happenings are concerned, this is one for the history books. Drama, intrigue and exploits have plagued 2016 and, as we take stock of some of the more noteworthy stories, we once again cast our gaze forward to glean the shapes of the 2017 threat landscape.
Our research shows that, over the last few years, the holiday period which starts on so-called Black Friday was marked by an increase in phishing and other types of attacks, which suggests that the pattern will be repeated this year.