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How We Found Two New Ransomware Families and Built Their Decryptors

Ransomware is one of the most common and effective attack methods today, and it seems this trend isn’t going to change anytime soon. This last November, we found that ransomware attacks are surging, with our Global Threat Index showing that the number of ransomware attacks using Locky and Cryptowall increased by 10%. Today, Check Point’s…

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Threat Research December 29, 2016

Check Point discovers three Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in web programming language PHP 7

PHP 7, the latest release of the popular web programming language that powers more than 80% of websites, offers great advantages for website owners and developers. Some of them include doubling the performance and adding numerous functionalities. Yet for hackers, it represents a completely fresh attack vector, where they can find previously undisclosed vulnerabilities. During…

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Threat Research December 27, 2016

No More Ransom! Check Point adds firepower to the global ransomware battle

If you didn’t know what ransomware was at the start of this year, chances are that you do now. It’s been the biggest cybersecurity story of 2016 for both businesses and consumers. Back in February, a Hollywood hospital was forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin to get its systems back online after an attack; while over…

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Our Blog December 15, 2016

Cloud Security Predictions and Trends

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the time where I like to take a look back and reflect on what the year has been as well as look forward to take a peek into next year. With the start of every new year we see many exciting new trends. But if the…

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Security Insights December 14, 2016

An In-depth Look at the Gooligan Malware Campaign

Check Point mobile threat researchers today published a technical report that provides deep technical analysis of the Gooligan Android malware campaign, which was first announced on November 30. The report discusses the ins and outs of how more than one million Google accounts were breached, potentially exposing messages, documents, photos, and other sensitive data. A new variant of…

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Threat Research December 13, 2016

Ransomware Attacks Spike Globally in November’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List

Ransomware attacks continued to rise worldwide during November, according to the latest monthly Global Threat Index from Check Point’s Threat Intelligence Research Team.   Ransomware attacks using the Locky and Cryptowall variants both increased by 10% in November from the previous month.   The research team found that both the number of active malware families and…

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Security Insights

The Internet of ransomware Things

San Francisco’s Municipal Railway (MUNI) riders got to ride for free over the last weekend (Nov 25th-26th), after what appears as a ransomware hit the agency’s payment system. The alleged attack sought $73,000 in ransom for stolen city data. “Personal information of MUNI customers were not compromised as part of this incident,” Paul Rose, a…

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Security Insights December 1, 2016