Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Cyber Command has sought to disrupt the world’s largest botnet, hoping to reduce its potential impact on the US election

In recent weeks, the U.S. military has mounted an operation to temporarily disrupt what is described as the world’s largest botnet — one used also to drop ransomware, which officials say is one of the top threats to the 2020 election.

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Activity Alert: Emotet Malware

Emotet—a sophisticated Trojan commonly functioning as a downloader or dropper of other malware—resurged in July 2020, after a dormant period that began in February. Since August, CISA and MS-ISAC have seen a significant increase in malicious cyber actors targeting state and local governments with Emotet phishing emails. This increase has rendered Emotet one of the most prevalent ongoing threats.

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Report highlights concern heading into election: Ransomware attacks on the rise in the US

Cyberattacks that seize control of computers and hold them for ransom are on the rise, with the United States seeing a doubling of so-called “ransomware” attacks over the last three months compared to the previous quarter, according to Check Point Research, a cybersecurity firm.

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European Cybersecurity Month 2020 ‘Think Before U Click’

This October marks the European Union’s 8th European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), promoting online security among EU citizens. The annual cybersecurity awareness campaign is coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission, and supported by the Member States and more than 300 partners from across industries.

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DDoS Attacks Increase by 151% in First Half of 2020 : Neustar

[news release] Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, Wednesday released its latest cyberthreats and trends report which identifies significant shifts in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack patterns in the first half of 2020. Neustar’s Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019.

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InternetNZ and Medical IT Advisors partner to combat increased cyberattacks due to COVID-19

InternetNZ announced today Medical IT Advisors’ Health Threat Intelligence feed is now integrated with its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall.

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Cybercriminals Resume Operations In Q2 After Q1 Lull: Spamhaus

The first quarter of 2020 saw a decrease in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the Spamhaus research team, but in the second quarter they were back to levels typically seen in 2019.

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