Tag: malware

AI
Five ways cybercriminals use AI to wreak havoc

Five ways cybercriminals use AI to wreak havoc

It seems that each time there is a new technology advancement, criminals quickly cut to the front of the line when it comes to dreaming up new applications. That is the case with generative artificial intelligence (AI), which has been...

/ February 29, 2024
cybersecurity
MSPs have an opportunity to change the cybersecurity game

MSPs have an opportunity to change the cybersecurity game

For as long as anyone can remember, cybersecurity has been a game of whac-a-mole where resources are hopefully marshaled in time to thwart a threat either before damage is inflicted or, at the very least, as quickly as possible once...

/ February 26, 2024
XDR Threats
XDR round-up 2023: High-severity threats on the rise, peak during holidays

XDR round-up 2023: High-severity threats on the rise, peak during holidays

In 2023, Barracuda XDR, including its team of SOC analysts on 24-hour watch, cut through nearly two trillion (1,640 billion) IT events to isolate tens of thousands of potentially high-risk security threats. Security researchers have analyzed the most prevalent XDR detections...

/ February 21, 2024
Swifties can pose cyber risks

Swifties can pose cyber risks

If you are like me, the whole Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce romance isn’t keeping you up at night. Taylor Swift can be an economic boom to cities where she tours, but she can also be an unintentional cyber risk to her legions...

/ December 8, 2023
Scattered Spider spins a troublesome web

Scattered Spider spins a troublesome web

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider may have crawled up the waterspout, but the Scattered Spider could be crawling into your email box. CISA is sounding the alarm about Scattered Spider and the havoc it can wreak. The CISA bulletin says: “Scattered Spider...

/ November 30, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: ‘LittleDrifter’ extends its reach

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: ‘LittleDrifter’ extends its reach

This Cybersecurity Threat Advisory sheds light on a recently discovered USB worm identified as “LittleDrifter” has been attributed to the Russia-linked hacker group known as Gamaredon. The worm has spread beyond its presumed intended target, Ukraine, to other countries including...

/ November 28, 2023
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: Origins of the term “computer virus”

Tech Time Warp: Origins of the term “computer virus”

Now, nearly four years since the word “coronavirus” entered the popular lexicon, who doesn’t feel like an amateur epidemiologist? Given world events, it should be easy to understand why Leonard Adleman—the “A” of the RSA algorithm—was inspired by the graduate...

/ November 17, 2023
Quishing: What you need to know about QR code email attacks

Quishing: What you need to know about QR code email attacks

In today’s digital age, the use of technology continuously evolves to make our personal and professional lives more convenient. Quick Response (QR) code has been one such advancement. This two-dimensional barcode allows users to share website URLs and contact information...

/ October 10, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Updated Bumblebee malware loader discovered

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Updated Bumblebee malware loader discovered

Today’s Cybersecurity Threat advisory discusses the update to the popular Bumblebee malware loader that increases its defense evasion capabilities. The loader is commonly distributed via “.lnk” (softlink/shortcut) files attached to an email or compressed in a .zip archive attached to...

/ September 21, 2023
What exactly is killware, and why is it the next major cyberthreat?

What exactly is killware, and why is it the next major cyberthreat?

Given the surge of incidents within the past decade, many people are becoming familiar with ransomware and data breaches. However, a new type of cyberattack known as killware has emerged in recent years, and it’s now a major security issue for organizations....

/ September 5, 2023