Huawei Routers Exploited to Create New Botnet

 
A Zero-Day vulnerability in the Huawei home router HG532 has been discovered and hundreds of thousands of attempts to exploit it have already been found in the wild. The delivered payload has been identified as OKIRU/SATORI which is an updated variant of Mirai. The suspected threat actor behind the attack is an amateur nicknamed ‘Nexus Zeta’. Introduction In the last 10 years, the number of connected devices has grown to over twenty billion, and, as the years go by, they get progressively smarter. However, whereas they score high on convenience, the latest discoveries from Check Point Research shows they still have a lot of homework to do to get their security score up ...

NSS Recommends Check Point for Advanced Threat Prevention

 
Check Point's NSS BPS Test Highlights: Lowest TCO per Mbps Highest security effectiveness with 100% block rate Results achieved via a single, consolidated gateway We are pleased to announce that Check Point achieved NSS Recommended in the recent NSS Labs Breach Prevention System (BPS) test. Using a single consolidated 15600 gateway, Check Point achieved the highest security effectiveness score and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). This was NSS Labs’ first test of advanced threat prevention products where the ability to prevent – rather than detect - attacks was tested, and provides independent validation of our assertion that done correctly, cyber-attacks ...

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 ...

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 ...