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Game of Ransomware
Eyal Aharoni, March 15, 2018
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The Four Horsemen of The Ransomware Apocalypse Keep Riding On Optimistic souls predicted last year that ransomware attacks had their heyday in 2017, so that we would see a decline in 2018. Bad news - this is not the case…The four horsemen of the ransomware apocalypse keep on riding, just changing their targets, tools, methods and tactics. The motive for ransomware remains the same: money. (A noted exception is the NotPetya ransomware attack which was aimed at paralyzing a nation’s economic.
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Cyber Slingshot Away!
Eyal Aharoni, March 13, 2018
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Coming to a router near you - beware of Slingshot malware! Cybercrooks and cyberspooks never sleep, and their new “creations” keep popping up. One of the recent trends is targeting routers to cyberattack. Recently, the routers of Latvian manufacturer MikroTik were attacked in a highly sophisticated manner. The malware dubbed “Slingshot”, infected at least 100 computers worldwide. Using a multi-layered attack, the malware spies on PCs. Similar to the advanced backdoor Trojan Regin (which.
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Tidal Waves in The Cybercrime Ocean
Eyal Aharoni, March 8, 2018
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The Rising Costs of Cybercrime - Guess Who Pays The Ferryman? Over the last few years, cybercrime and espionage have caused damages that have reached $600 billion in 2017, which is about 0.8% of global GDP. This is a substantial increase from $445 billion in damages that was reported in 2014. Guess who pays for it in the end? We all do! Cybercrime hits targets around the world Cybercrime does not discriminate when it comes to nationalities; we could say that cybercrooks are equal opportunists..
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Russia Blamed for Petya/NotPetya
Eyal Aharoni, March 5, 2018
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Five Eyes Nations Peg Russia as the Brains behind Petya/NotPetya Remember Petya and NotPetya? Quick reminder: The initial version of the ucial infrastructure including its central bank, airport, metro transport, and even the Chernobyl power plant. The hackers used the Ukrainian accounting program MeDoc to spread the ransomware, and planted malware on the homepage of a prominent Ukraine-based news outlet. Fingers were pointing at Russia, especially since the ransom part of the attack seems.
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It's 2018 and Cyber Attacks Using Email Haven’t Gone Away  
Eyal Aharoni, March 1, 2018
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Bad News - Attackers Are Launching Email Based Cyber Attacks As Never Before Just as in 2016 and 2017, cyber criminals, malicious hackers and nations keep on targeting email inboxes this year. Corporate email accounts have always been a favorable target and according to security experts, the BEC industry alone will grow during 2018, resulting in $9 billion in damages compared to $5.3 billion at the end of 2016. In its recent survey “What CISOs Worry About in 2018”, Ponemon found that almost 70%.
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Hacking The 2018 Winter Olympics
Eyal Aharoni, February 26, 2018
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The Olympic Destroyer Hacks The Winter Olympics 2018 Swiping Files (Not Medals) In total, 91 national teams participated in the Winter Olympics 2018. The Olympians were not the only stars, major companies such as Samsung and Intel showed off with self-driving cars, virtual-reality viewing stations and super-fast video streaming. This made the Winter Olympics 2018 event the most high-tech Olympic Games in history. To illustrate, Intel launched 1,200 “shooting star” drones to create aerial images.
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Iran’s Continuous Cyberwarfare Efforts
Eyal Aharoni, February 21, 2018
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Since my previous post on the matter dated November 2nd 2017, Iran keeps on waging its cyberwarfare against its neighbors and (sadly enough) also its citizens. The increasing number of attacks launched by hackers backed by the Iranian regime and its proxies has shown a mix of sophisticated as well as very simple attacks. Countries such as Israel and Saudi Arabia are bombarded endlessly by Iran’s cyber army and its devious allies focusing on critical infrastructure and key personnel in the.
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Another Fake Invoice Phishing Scam to the Bin
Eyal Aharoni, February 8, 2018
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The fake invoice phishing scam has been around for quite some time and it pops in the wild every once in a while, in a different form. Overall, the nature of all those scams are in the end the same - a clever con to defraud victims. In January 2018, we saw a new version of fake invoice phishing scam wreaking havoc; this time targeting a large number of Italian organizations. In itself, the modus operandi of this attack was quite simple and did not require much sophistication from the.
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Will 2018 be the year of critical infrastructure cyberattacks?
Eyal Aharoni, February 1, 2018
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For some time now, authorities have been worried that their critical infrastructure will be shut down or severely compromised. Some institutions experience thousands of attempted attacks on a daily basis by hackers, cyber criminals and rival nations. According to the US Department of HLS, especially the following critical infrastructure sectors are at risk:  Chemicals, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy,.
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Cyber Security Professionals In High Demand
Eyal Aharoni, January 18, 2018
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Professional cybersecurity staff are hard to find - and it only gets worse! For more than a decade, I have been working as a security professional at several companies of various sizes and in different industries. Over the years, I have noticed a worrying trend - lack of skilled security professionals to keep the hackers at bay. As a result, organizations kept being exposed to cyberattacks. In their desperation, organization scramble to hire staff as quickly as possible, often compromising on.
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