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Google Next 2018: Cloud and Mobile Security Showcase

Google Next 2018 (#GoogleNext18) is almost upon us and we’re delighted to return as a Velocity Partner for this year’s conference. Check Point has a great show planned, so if you plan to be at the Moscone Center in San Francisco July 24 – 26, we invite you to come spend some time with us.…

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Uncategorized July 18, 2018

Cyber Attack Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Report

When it comes to the global cyber threat landscape, threats are ever evolving, keeping organizations – as well as the security community – constantly challenged. From taking advantage of the Blockchain to developing new attack methods in the thriving mobile arena, threat actors utilize all the latest technologies to achieve their malicious goals.   In…

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Corporate Blog July 12, 2018

APT Attack In the Middle East: The Big Bang

Over the last few weeks, the Check Point Threat Intelligence Team discovered the comeback of an APT surveillance attack against institutions across the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority. The attack begins with a phishing email sent to…

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Research July 8, 2018

An Invasive Spyware Attack on Military Mobile Devices

Earlier this week, Israeli security agencies announced that the Hamas terrorist organization had installed spyware on Israeli soldiers’ smartphones in its latest attempt to collect information on its long time enemy. About 100 people fell victim to the attack that came in the form of fake World Cup and online dating apps that had been…

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Corporate Blog July 5, 2018

June’s Most Wanted Malware: Banking Trojans Up 50% Among Threat Actors

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining Remains Tops on List   Over the past four months, banking Trojans have increased their global impact by 50 percent, as two Trojan malware families enter the latest Global Threat Index’s Top 10 Most Wanted Malware.  …

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Corporate Blog

Check Point’s ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware Earns “Editor’s Choice” from PC magazine… again!

We were thrilled to learn that Check Point’s consumer and small office offering, ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware, recently received an “excellent” rating from PC Magazine’s Neil J Rubenking.   Based on the same technology that powers our enterprise-grade product, SandBlast Anti-Ransomware, Zone Alarm Anti-Ransomware went up against several competing products in a comprehensive review of the marketplace.…

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Corporate Blog July 2, 2018

Forrester Research names Check Point Software a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites

SandBlast Agent Complete Endpoint Protection received highest possible scores in the Malware Prevention, Data Security, and Mobile Security criteria   We are pleased to announce that Forrester Research recognized Check Point as a Leader in its newly published report, “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018”.   “Check Point offers a fully featured, traditional…

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Corporate Blog June 21, 2018

Can You Hear The Digging? The Dangers of Mobile Mining

Mobile malware focused cyber-criminals are fast adapters, and tend to follow rising trends in order to reach a wider audience. Today’s current trend is cryptocurrencies.   There are several ways in which cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current frenzy surrounding cryptocurrencies. Some mobile miners look to secretly mine these digital currencies without the…

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Corporate Blog June 20, 2018

Cyber-Criminals Are On The Offensive During the World Cup: Wallchart Phishing Campaign Exploits Soccer Fans

Keeping track of the World Cup can get overwhelming.   Cyber criminals are keenly aware of this pain point, seeking to use the buzz around the World Cup as cover for their sneaky attacks.   Check Point researchers have identified a phishing campaign targeting soccer fans, using the email subject line of ““World_Cup_2018_Schedule_and_Scoresheet_V1.86_CB-DL-Manager.”  This type…

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Corporate Blog June 18, 2018

When Ransomware Goes Mobile

In the past two years, the most significant trend in the malware world was the rise of ransomware. Recently, mobile malware followed the footsteps of PC malware, like it has done many times before, as several security vendors detected a sharp rise in the spread of mobile ransomware. According to ESET, ransomware has grown by…

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Corporate Blog June 15, 2018