Category : Security

Sophos Discover Ragnar Locker Ransomware: Virtual Machine to Hide Attacks

Sophos has discovered a new ramsomware called Ragnar Locker which uses virtual machines to evade detection. This new breed of ransomware targets managed service providers specifically. Sophos Labs reports a detected Ragnar Locker an Oracle VirtualBox Windows XP virtual machine. In order to conceal a 49 kB ransomware executable, the attacked composed of a 122 […]

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COVID-19 PH Hospitals Tighten Cybersecurity With PLDT

The sudden outbreak leaves PH hospital systems vulnerable to prying cybercriminals. Hospitals are now turning to strengthened cybersecurity strategies with PLDT to defend against these attacks. These cyberattacks are unfortunately very real and cybercriminals are truly targeting hospitals to their advantage. Moreover, even the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has taken notice on […]

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Sophos State of Ransomware: Paying Attacks’ Ransom Doubles Cost

Sophos revealed that paying the ransom of cybercriminals doubles the price of recovery according to the results of their global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020. SophosLabs, Sophos’ research team, collects and analyzes data on cybercrime to better protect their clients. This recent report is on ransomware. A ransomware is a cyber attack with a […]

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Zoom Acquires Keybase

Zoom has acquired Keybase, security encryption startup, providing encryption expertise bringing Zoom’s future of end-to-end encryption closer. This incredible milestone is part of Zoom’s 90- Day Security Plan. Several days ago, we’ve reported about the Zoom 5.0 which fixes and enhances security issues through IT and administrator updates. As a quick recap, the Zoom 5.0 […]

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How Cybercrime Thrives During COVID- 19 — Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 security team has recently reported increased phishing, malware, and malavertising attacks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many cybercriminals seem to be using the current situation of confusion as leverage. Palo Alto Networks is a cybersecurity company based on the US. They protect their clients against evolving cyberattacks by constantly monitoring the […]

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Palo Alto Networks shares 8 ways to protect yourself from home online scams

There’s a sharp increase of cyberattacks not only in the Philippines, but the rest of the world during this pandemic. These online criminals are using the COVID-19 virus as means to illicit ill-gotten gains. This evidence includes over 100,000 new domains being registered in the last few weeks containing words like ‘covid’, ‘virus’, ‘corona’ and […]

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Sophos Finds 30 iOS FleeceWare Apps Overcharging iPhone Users

British security software and hardware company Sophos just discovered a collection of iOS FleeceWare apps available at Apple’s AppStore. These fleeceware apps target iPhone Users with costly subscriptions or unscrupulous in-app purchases. There are many dangers lurking across the internet. Consequently, security measures are being continuously placed so those with malicious intentions can’t get their […]

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ESET Anti-Virus Software Offers FREE License to Secure Users Working From Home

Companies encouraged their employees to do work-from-home arrangements to avoid getting infected by the COVID-19 virus. However, many will be exposing their company and personal devices to greater risk as they leave the safety and security of the workplace. The situation revealed a critical fact, many are still guilty of poor cybersecurity hygiene, and with […]

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Palo Alto Networks Offers Tips for Companies to Secure its Work Environment

A lot of companies have resorted to Work-From-Home arrangements with their employees when news of COVID19 infections continued to rise around the world. This move seeks to protect the health, safety and security of employees while maintaining business continuity. However, moving from a secured environment to a remote area to work, such as our homes, […]

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