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March Cyberattacks Wrap-up
Eyal Aharoni, April 4, 2019
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March's Cyberattacks In our monthly wrap-up, we cover the latest cyberattacks highlighting the attack methods and payloads used by malicious hackers and cybercriminals. Cybercrooks were very active in March 2019 successfully attacking Asus, Toyota, Jackson County, Earl Enterprise restaurants (e.g., Planet Hollywood), and various other industries.   If we look at the Asus breach, attackers used the Asus’ software update system to distribute their malware to about 1 million Windows computers. It.
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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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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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Academia Up for Grabs
Eyal Aharoni, September 4, 2018
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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 decades. We also mentioned that those attacks are not likely to go away. Sadly enough, this has proved to be true. Date Target Attack Result March 2018 140 American research universities.
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Cyberattack and the City
Eyal Aharoni, August 28, 2018
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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 (Source: IDC’s Smart cities spending guide) For smart threat actors, it’s quite easy to take control of the smart lighting system of Barcelona (which uses sensors to collect air quality data) or New York’s.
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Dark Web Shopping Center
Eyal Aharoni, May 8, 2018
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Black Mirror – Looking at the dark web marketplace for cybercrime We all know about cybercriminals, but do we also understand where they get their tools of the trade? Let’s go the dark side and have look at the black mirror reality of the cybercrime marketplace. The cybercrime world is the counterpart of our world. The same way that we use the (visible) web, they use the dark web which has its own search engines such as Onion.to. We purchase books from Amazon, items from Alibaba and fashion.
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SMBs - The Cybercrook’s Favorite Snack
Eyal Aharoni, April 30, 2018
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Cybercrooks just love going after small and medium-sized businesses since they are more vulnerable to cyberattacks than large organizations that have cybersecurity teams and top-notch security solutions in place. This makes those smaller organizations not only more vulnerable, but attacking them also does not require sophisticated tactics or tools, a simple bot botnet, RaaS toolkit (Ransomware as a Service) or phishing kits can already do the trick. Let’s have a closer look at the three main.
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Still Phishing in Troubled Waters
Eyal Aharoni, April 23, 2018
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You might think that we have become good at identifying phishing attacks today, but that’s a dangerous assumption. The frightening truth is, that around 90% of all cyberattacks start with a phishing or spear phishing email. Yes, almost all of us can spot a dubious request from a “Nigerian prince” asking us for our bank details a mile away, but phishers have improved their game to keep on outsmarting us. With the US tax season in full gear, cybercrooks are sending phishing emails to get.
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