Month: June 2020

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Human Fallibility: A Threat that Flows Through Your Entire Downline

Earlier this year Dark Reading published a six part series, “Cybersecurity and the Human Element: We’re All Fallible,” in which the authors examined common mistakes of end users as well as the potential repercussions of human error. All signs supported their claim that we are indeed all fallible. Human beings are vulnerable to exploitation, but […]

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What’s Missing in Third-Party Risk Assessments

Assessments are important. You’d be hard pressed to find any cybersecurity professional who would argue they aren’t needed, but the problem with third-party risk assessments is that they are far from comprehensive. Understanding the hygiene and potential vulnerabilities of an organization is incredibly important. But it doesn’t reveal the full picture.  Point-in-time assessment of an […]

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Ransomware Gangs Continue to Shame Victims

Everyone has something to hide. The beauty of that truth for hackers is that even if they don’t know their target’s dirty little secrets, they know that no one wants their secrets exposed. The mere threat of being publicly shamed may be enough to make some victims pay. Businesses, though, don’t have personal secrets. They […]

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The Gh0st Remains the Same

Author: Danny Adamitis  Executive Summary  Prevailion’s Tailored Intelligence Team has detected a new advanced campaign dubbed – “The Gh0st Remains the Same.”  This first campaign likely commenced between May 11th and 12th, 2020. In this engagement, the victims received a compressed RAR folder that contained trojanized files. If the malicious files were engaged, they displayed decoy […]

Creating Chaos: How Antifa and other extremists drive discord online

As unrest continues in scores of cities across the United States, the power of anonymity gives rise to dizzying levels of discord, disinformation, conspiracies, and anarchy-peddling, across social media and the world wide web.

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An Apple A Day Won’t Keep Malware Away

When researchers at Independent Security Evaluators published its 2016 report, Hacking Hospitals, the idea that vulnerabilities in medical devices could result in patient harm seemed like a serving of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). Four years later, as we debate how and whether to return to life as we knew it before quarantine, there is […]

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