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August’s Most Wanted Malware: Banking Trojan Attacks Turn up the Heat

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals an increase in banking trojan attacks as organizations feel the impact of large scale Ramnit campaign   There was a significant increase in attacks using the Ramnit banking trojan during August, according to our latest Global Threat Index. Ramnit has doubled its global impact over the past few…

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Corporate Blog September 11, 2018

May’s Most Wanted Malware: Cryptomining Malware Digs into Nearly 40% of Organizations Globally

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that the Coinhive cryptominer impacted 22% of organizations, increasing by nearly 50% in May 2018   Crypto-mining malware has shown no signs of slowing its dominance, as the impact of the Coinhive cyptominer increased by nearly 50% during the month, affecting 22% of all organizations around the world…

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Corporate Blog June 7, 2018

March’s Most Wanted Malware:  Cryptomining Malware That Works Even Outside the Web Browser on the Rise

Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that hackers are increasingly utilizing cryptomining malware that operates without an active web browser session   Check Point recently published its monthly Global Threat Index, revealing a surge of cryptomining malware attacks throughout March – specifically, an endpoint cryptomining malware known as the XMRig variant.   First seen…

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Corporate Blog April 13, 2018

Preventing crypto-mining attacks: four key steps that’ll keep you safe

  We recently published an overview of the rapid rise in mining attacks, how these attacks work, and their impact on businesses around the world.   The rise of in cryptocurrency values has incentivized hackers to exploit the CPU power of their victims in order for crypto-mining operations. Our research shows that these cryptojacking attacks…

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Corporate Blog March 21, 2018

The Check Point 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Trends Report

2017 was an incredible year for the cyber security industry. With attacks reaching ever higher numbers and increasing levels of innovation, there seems to be no stop to the cat and mouse game taking place between threat actors and security experts. In our H2 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Trends Report, we reveal that cyber-criminals are…

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Corporate Blog January 31, 2018

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children.   Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside roughly 60 game apps, several of which are intended for children.…

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Corporate Blog January 12, 2018

LightsOut: Shining a Light On Malicious Flashlight Apps on Google Play

Check Point researchers have detected a new type of adware roaming Google Play, the official app store of Google. The suspicious scripts overrides the user’s decision to disable ads showing outside of a legitimate context, and then, in many of the apps, hides its icon to hinder efforts to remove it. This is a purely…

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Corporate Blog January 5, 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

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…

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Corporate Blog December 13, 2017

The Danger Behind Santa’s Beard

Santa’s beard is usually white, the colour of purity and innocence. However, cyber-criminals targeting online shoppers enjoying the run up to the Black Friday and Christmas holidays this year could be trying to take advantage of that innocence.   Researchers at Check Point recently discovered that criminals have a new way to trick merry online…

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Corporate Blog November 20, 2017