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Threat Research May 23, 2017

Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take…

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Security Insights May 22, 2017

Check Point R80.10 Maximizes Security and Minimizes Operational Overhead for CCI Nice Côte D’Azur, Creating a “WOW” Effect

Security threats and attackers continue to adapt their techniques, making it more difficult than ever for organizations to protect themselves. When the CCI Nice Côte D’Azur upgraded to Check Point’s R80.10 Security Management, it increased…

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Security Insights May 19, 2017

Security Brief for Connected Automotives

Introduction       The question of which companies will dominate the automotive industry in coming years is being decided in the contest to produce Internet-connected cars. Intel predicts 120 million vehicles with varying degrees…

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Threat Research May 17, 2017

Check Point Reveals Global WannaCry Ransomware Infection Map at CPX Europe 2017

Check Point researchers have been investigating the ransomware campaign in detail since it was first reported. With a new Check Point WannaCry Ransomware Infection Map, the researchers were able to track 34,300 attack attempts in…

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Threat Research May 15, 2017

New Kill-Switch, New Sinkhole

Check Point Threat Intelligence and Research team has just registered a brand new kill-switch domain used by a fresh sample of the WannaCry Ransomware. In the last few hours we witnessed a stunning hit rate…

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Threat Research May 12, 2017

Global Outbreak of WannaCry

[Updated May 17, 2017] On May 12, 2017 the Check Point Incident Response Team started tracking a wide spread outbreak of the WannaCryp ransomware. We have reports that multiple global organizations are experiencing a large…

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Threat Research May 11, 2017

JAFF – A New Ransomware is in town, and it’s widely spread by the infamous Necurs Botnet

Necurs, one of the largest botnets, went offline during the holiday period of 2016 and through the beginning of 2017. However it returned only to shortly peak late in April, spreading Locky using malicious PDF…

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Threat Research May 10, 2017

DiamondFox modular malware – a one-stop shop

Check Point researchers have conducted a thorough investigation of the DiamondFox malware-as-a-service in collaboration with Terbium Labs, a Dark Web Data Intelligence company. The report includes a review of the malware’s sales procedure and customer…

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Security Insights May 8, 2017

The Devil’s Bargain: Security or Productivity?

With so much riding on cyber security, those of us charged with providing it must make a devil’s bargain between conflicting priorities: maintain productivity by letting users receive and transmit information quickly, or protect information…

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Security Insights May 2, 2017

GDPR – here’s what you need to do right now

By now you may have heard of GDPR, the new European General Data Protection Regulation.  It’s a complex, and evolving piece of legislation that comes into effect in May 2018.  It doesn’t matter whether your…

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