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Corporate Blog September 19, 2018

The Past, the Present, and the Future of Illicit Cryptomining: Cyber Threat Alliance Publishes Landmark White Paper

Every month, Check Point publishes its Monthly Top Malware Report, tracking the latest trends and patterns in the global cyber threat landscape.   And every month, the top spots are filled by illicit cryptomining malware.…

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Corporate Blog July 12, 2018

Cyber Attack Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Report

When it comes to the global cyber threat landscape, threats are ever evolving, keeping organizations – as well as the security community – constantly challenged. From taking advantage of the Blockchain to developing new attack…

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Corporate Blog June 7, 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…

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Corporate Blog August 17, 2017

Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year Report

2017 has proved to be a lucrative year for cybercrime. Prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve, creatively bypassing existing security solutions.  In 2016, we witnessed sophisticated new malware emerging on a regular basis,…

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Threat Research May 16, 2017

CRYING IS FUTILE: SandBlast Forensic Analysis of WannaCry

Using the NSA exploit EternalBlue released by the Shadow Brokers, the WannaCry ransomware developers have added their names to malware lore. Given the number of institutions hit and the amount of media generated, it seemed…

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Threat Research May 14, 2017

WannaCry – Paid Time Off?

Let us open with a TL;DR – DO NOT pay the ransom demanded by the WannaCry ransomware! Now, let us explain why: As of this writing , the 3 bitcoin accounts associated with the WannaCry…

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Threat Research October 21, 2016

September’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List: Ransomware in Top 3 for First Time

The Check Point Research Team revealed this week that ransomware attacks continued to rise in September. For the first time since the team launched the Threat Index, ransomware moved into the top three position of…

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Threat Research June 7, 2016

FACEBOOK MaliciousChat

Check Point disclosed details about a vulnerability found in Facebook Messenger, both in the online and mobile application. Following Check Point’s responsible disclosure, Facebook promptly fixed the vulnerability.   What is this vulnerability? The vulnerability allows…

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Threat Research April 4, 2016

New Locky Ransomware Variant Implementing Changes in Communication Patterns

Recently, Check Point published a detailed report describing Locky, an emerging new ransomware threat, which was first reported on February 16, 2016. New characteristics related to its communication have now been observed in the wild.…

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Security Insights November 6, 2015

Why it’s a Smart Idea to Use Threat Intelligence

When It Comes to Security, Do You Have ‘Evidence-Based Knowledge’? Recently, I participated in an interesting Twitter chat. One of the questions posed: What keeps you up at night? The responses varied, but the one…

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