cyber-security

Massive Data Hack Becomes Personal for German Politicians

  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[...]

Watering Hole Attack: "Don't Drink the Water"

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[...]

The Most Malicious Threat Actors Using Email

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[...]

November Cyberattacks Wrap-up

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[...]

A Guide to Stay Cybersafe This Holiday Season

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]