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Bracing for the next Atlanta: Preventing Cyber-Attacks on Major Cities

Two weeks ago, the city of Atlanta suffered a large scale cyber-attack.   All court dates had to be rescheduled, all city job applications had to be suspended until further notice, and some law enforcement officials reportedly had to write reports by hand. Six days after the attack, the city’s computer system was still down.…

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Corporate Blog April 12, 2018

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…

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Corporate Blog December 21, 2017

October’s Most Wanted Malware: Cryptocurrency Mining Presents New Threat

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index has revealed crypto miners were an increasingly prevalent form of malware during October as organizations were targeted with the CoinHive variant Crypto mining is emerging as a silent, yet significant, actor in the threat landscape, allowing threat actors to extract substantial profits while victims’ endpoints and networks suffer from…

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Corporate Blog November 13, 2017

Bad Rabbit – A New Ransomware Outbreak Targeting Ukraine and Russia.

On October 14th, the Ukrainian Security Service warned that a new large scale cyber-attack, similar to notPetya, might take place sometime between October 13 and 17. The attack arrived a few days later than expected; today (October 24th, 2017) the anticipated ransomware attack broke in Europe. Ukraine was the main target for this malware, with…

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Corporate Blog October 24, 2017