5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

It’s been a mixed year for the financial services sector. Some companies have seen increased demand for their services, while others have struggled to deal with the downturn in mortgage deals and reduced consumer spending. At a more granular level, many financial services companies have also had to deal with new ways of work, including … Continue reading 5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware

Attackers are using the normally harmless Windows Finger command to download and install a malicious backdoor on victims' devices. The 'Finger' command is a utility that originated in Linux/Unix operating systems that allows a local user to retrieve a list of users on a remote machine or information about a particular remote user. In addition … Continue reading Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware

Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise … Continue reading Malicious Domain in SolarWinds Hack Turned into ‘Killswitch’ — Krebs on Security

Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

Healthcare organizations continue to be a prime target for cyberattacks of all kinds, with ransomware incidents, Ryuk in particular, being more prevalent. Things went from bad to worse in this sector starting November when attacks increased significantly against the hospital and related organizations all over the world. Year end ransomware spikes In a joint report … Continue reading Ryuk ransomware is the top threat for the healthcare sector

AutoHotkey-Based credential stealer targets bank in the US and Canada

Experts spotted a new credential stealer written in AutoHotkey (AHK) scripting language that is targeting the US and Canadian bank customers. Security experts from Trend Micro have discovered a new credential stealer written in AutoHotkey (AHK) scripting language that is targeting the US and Canadian bank customers as part of an ongoing campaign that has … Continue reading AutoHotkey-Based credential stealer targets bank in the US and Canada