Month: May 2020

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How Effective Are Your Security Investments?

According to the annual ESG survey, 60% of companies said they were targeted with a ransomware attack in 2019. Not surprisingly, those organizations are looking to augment their cybersecurity tools and processes. Defense in depth has long been touted as a reliable approach to securing the enterprise, and the strategy of adding layers has led […]

Microsoft Warns of COVID-19 Phishing Emails Spreading RAT

An ongoing “massive” COVID-19-themed phishing campaign is attempting to install the NetSupport Manager remote access tool on Windows devices, according to a series of alerts from the Microsoft Security Intelligence team.

Fake resumes, job and mortgage offers take advantage of coronavirus chaos

The coronavirus crisis has provided fresh opportunity for online scammers to target newly unemployed and financially vulnerable workers, and now employers as well.

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Visibility is Key to Securing Election Infrastructure

While many feel that they are living in Groundhog Day, the days and weeks do continue to pass us by, bringing the 2020 Presidential election closer with still no clear path for securing the election process. Recognizing the risks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a document of risk management for election […]

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The Q1 2020 APEX™ Report

How did a group of criminals come to be responsible for such a costly enterprise? Threat actors are distributed, and they don’t form one cohesive group,  but the holes they’ve punched in organizations and governments through infiltration, compromises, and breaches have collectively amounted to this staggering estimate.

Phantom in the Command Shell

Prevailion’s Tailored Intelligence Team has detected two new criminal campaigns targeting the global financial industry with the EVILNUM malware, one of which became active on May 3rd 2020. We have dubbed these new operations “Phantom in the [Command] Shell”.

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