What Lies Ahead? Cyber-Security Predictions for 2018

 
Arnold H. Glasow famously quipped that “the trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.”  The past year certainly took us by surprise when the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks hit businesses globally, causing unprecedented disruption, while serious new vulnerabilities such as BlueBorne were discovered in almost every connected device in use. While these large-scale attacks and vulnerabilities dominated news headlines, there were other significant cybersecurity trends developing behind the scenes which also have the potential to disrupt peoples’ daily lives. These trends are the result of our increasing reliance on digital technologies, ...

November’s Most Wanted Malware: Return of Necurs Botnet Brings New Ransomware Threat

 
During the month of November, the Necurs botnet has returned to Check Point’s Global Threat Index’s top ten most prevalent malware. Check Point researchers found that hackers were using Necurs, considered to be the largest spam botnet in the world, to distribute the relatively new Scarab ransomware that was first seen in June 2017. The Necurs botnet started mass distribution of Scarab during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, sending over 12 million emails in a single morning. Necurs has previously been used to distribute some of the most insidious malware variants to hit business networks in the past 12 months, including the Locky and Globeimposter families. The re-emergence of the ...

Webinar: Examining The Latest Trends In Enterprise Mobile Cyberattacks

 
The explosive proliferation of personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace exposes companies to increased risk of cyberattacks. How bad can it be? Threats to mobile users are myriad and powerful, and hackers are ultimately capable of compromising any device, accessing sensitive data at any time. For the past year Check Point mobile threat researchers analyzed data from 850 businesses around the world and determined that every business was attacked at least once. This landmark cybersecurity study is the first to assess actual threat data of corporate-owned and bring-your-own devices. Don't miss Check Point’s latest webinar on December 7, entitled “Mobile Cyberattacks Impact ...