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Seeing the Unseen: Detecting and Preventing the Advanced Persistent Threat
Eyal Aharoni, January 31, 2019
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In the last few years, APT attacks conducted by individual cybercriminals, organized crime and state-sponsored groups have become prevalent and sophisticated, bypassing standard security controls such as APT, or Advanced Persistent Threat, is a sophisticated attack in which a person or group attains access to a network and remains undetected for an extended period of time.   The DarkHydrus APT Attack Let’s have a closer look at how APT threat actors operate by looking at a recent APT attack,.
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Massive Data Hack Becomes Personal for German Politicians
Eyal Aharoni, January 13, 2019
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  Targeting politicians with cyber-attacks is not new, cybercriminals, hacktivists and rival nations have been doing this for many years. In 2016, Russian hackers allegedly tried to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. The British parliament was targeted in mid-2017 in an attempt to access the accounts of hundreds of MPs, Lords, aides and staff by the suspected Russia and North Korea. During July 2018, hackers stole 1.5 million accounts patient data in Singapore including those of.
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Watering Hole Attack: "Don't Drink the Water"
Eyal Aharoni, January 2, 2019
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A Watering Hole attack is a method in which the attacker seeks to compromise a specific group of end users by infecting websites that members of that group are known to visit. The attacks have been adopted by criminals, APT groups and nation states alike and we see the amounts rising. The goal is to infect a victim's computer and gain access to the network within the victims's place of employment. Many conclude that these attacks   are an alternative to Spear Phishing but are quite different..
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The Most Malicious Threat Actors Using Email
Eyal Aharoni, December 13, 2018
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Cyberattacks using the email vector has been the most widely used attack vector for the past few years, including this year. Threat actors are spreading ransomwares, trojans, malwares, and more with a simple email. In this blog, we will review the breakdown and the average penetration ratio per category of threats.   During 2018, 858 worldwide organizations from various sectors mainly financial ones, including banks and insurance companies, turned to Cymulate to have their “cyberdefences”.
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November Cyberattacks Wrap-up
Eyal Aharoni, December 4, 2018
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November's Cyberattacks In our monthly wrap-up, we cover the latest cyberattacks highlighting the attack methods and payloads used by malicious hackers and cybercriminals. The month ended with Marriott disclosing that it had been the victim of a large-scale data breach. The data of around 500 million customers who stayed at Starwood hotels (part of the Marriot group) for the last four years had been compromised. The breached data included some combination of name, mailing address, phone number,.
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A Guide to Stay Cybersafe This Holiday Season
Eyal Aharoni, November 22, 2018
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Cymulate wishes you a cybersafe Holiday Season! The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and as we all know, lots of shopping. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping, the amount of shopping drastically increases, specifically online shopping. In a report released by Deloitte, analysts predict that in 2018, 60% of consumers will make their purchases online and over half of holiday spending is anticipated to take place online. It’s a great season for online retailers,.
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How Will You Focus Your Security Spending in 2019?
Eyal Aharoni, November 20, 2018
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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 implementing the right security solutions.  The solutions are your only offense to protect the organization’s valuable assets, and it all rests on your shoulders.The fact that you have to work with a.
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The Top Cybersecurity Trends from 2018 and Predictions for 2019
Eyal Wachsman, November 19, 2018
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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.   The 6 Big Cyber Trends of 2018: Trend #1 – Email Attacks Remain Popular Trend #2 – Cryptojacking and Crypto Hijacking Trend #3 – Zero-Day and Fileless Attacks Trend #4 – Ransomware Keeps Paying Off Trend #5 – Verticals and Industries Remain Prime Targets Trend #6 – Law, Crime, and Punishment   In this.
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Phishing Attacks: The Phishermen Who Might Reel You In
Eyal Aharoni, October 29, 2018
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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 drills to raise awareness to phishing attacks and prevent you from making the mistake of letting the Phishermen in. In a recently published survey checking the phishing awareness practices in.
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Abusing Microsoft Office Online Video
Avihai Ben-Yossef, October 25, 2018
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  **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 feature on Microsoft Word to execute malicious code (Read the press release here). Attackers could use this for malicious purposes such as phishing, as the document will show the embedded online video.
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