How Will You Focus Your Security Spending in 2019?

As the person in charge of your organization's security, you are having sleepless nights troubled by visions of becoming a victim of a destructive cyberattack or being trashed in the media after a breach. You worry about strengthening the security posture of your organization which requires[...]

The Top Cybersecurity Trends from 2018 and Predictions for 2019

As this year is coming to a close, we look back at the year in review. In 2018, cybercriminals succeeded to carry out a larger number of cyberattacks and data breaches than any previous year.

Phishing Attacks: The Phishermen Who Might Reel You In

Whether you are a Cyber security professional or any other employee within an organization, you have probably heard the term “phishing” on and off over the past few years. You might have had face-to-face presentations, watched videos, seen slide decks, taken quizzes, or even had a few phishing[...]

Abusing Microsoft Office Online Video

  **Updated Note: As of November 12th, 2018, Trend Micro has discovered an in-the-wild sample of this logical bug seen in the TROJ_EXPLOIT.AOOCAI, using it  to deliver the URSNIF information stealer (TSPY_URSNIF.OIBEAO).** Cymulate’s research team has discovered a way to abuse the Online Video[...]

Cybercrooks are Laughing All the Way from the Bank

  Financial services firms are favorite targets for cyber criminals. The firms are a treasure trove of tradeable data varying from credit card credentials, customer information, and corporate data that can be abused or sold on the dark net. Compared to other industries, the financial sector still[...]

Cybercriminals are Industrious When Hacking Industries

  In recent years, cyber-attacks on industrial control systems and critical infrastructure all together have been on the rise. A recent study by Bitkom shows that cyber-attacks cost the German industry almost $50 billion. Those attacks are not limited to Europe’s strong economy. Hackers are known[...]

Cybercriminals Have an Unhealthy Appetite for Medical Data

  Cybercriminals just love targeting healthcare organizations and have been doing it quite often for many years. As can be seen on the table below, during the past couple of months cybercriminals have been working hard on these types of targets. where they hit with ransomware attacks or breach to[...]

Academia Up for Grabs

Academia is Still a Preferred Target for Cyberattacks. In our blog post of June 6 last year, we wrote that although the attacks in the academic sector had received much less media attention than those in other sectors, academic institutions have been favorite targets of cybercriminals for over 3[...]

Cyberattack and the City

Smart cities have become a lucrative target for cyber attackers due to the increasing number of connected systems embedded throughout the smart city’s infrastructure. The numbers talk volumes - global investment in smart cities will reach $80bn in 2018, and is expected to reach $135bn by 2021[...]

OilRig Keeps On Cyber Drilling

  Iranian-based hacker group OilRig keeps cyber drilling, posing a persistent threat! In a previous post, we mentioned Advanced Persistent Threat attacks (APTs) that are waging ongoing sophisticated hacking attempts targeted e.g., certain countries or institutions. These kinds of attack are[...]