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Ransomware: Let’s End It

by Greg Maudsley, on Jun 22, 2017 08:46:17 AM

The world could rid itself of ransomware overnight if we, as a society, could collectively agree to stop paying ransom. If there was a 100% certainty that they would not get paid, attackers would simply shift their attention elsewhere. But the fact of the matter is people do pay criminals to release their critical data. According to a new survey, 52% would pay up if their computer were taken hostage by ransomware. Why is this?

Gartner Cool Vendor Report Names Menlo Security and Describes Benefits of Browser Isolation

by Peter Lunk, on Jun 16, 2017 11:36:42 AM

If you find it challenging to prioritize which security innovations to implement this year, this latest Gartner report can help. It names Menlo Security as a 2017 Cool Vendor for Security for Mid-Size Enterprise, and explains how any resource-constrained IT team can use browser isolation to reduce exposure to malware and phishing attacks.

Manipulating Democracy by Spearphishing Candidates

by Jay Kelley, on Jun 7, 2017 07:39:00 PM
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Recent news is all about election hacking, with the publication this week by The Intercept of a top-secret report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), detailing how Russian military intelligence or state-sponsored attackers – or, maybe as Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in a recent interview, “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers – launched a multi-pronged phishing and spearphishing attack on voter registration during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

Email Phishing and Web Malware: Still the Same

by Jason Steer, on May 31, 2017 08:34:35 AM
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It’s 2017, and many organisations are still grappling with solving two of the biggest routes of attack into their business from the Internet - via their employees' in-boxes and web browsers. 

Is Your Web Viewing Dangerous? Over 350k Web Sites Run Vulnerable Software

by Peter Lunk, on May 25, 2017 02:36:51 PM

Over 350,000 of the world’s top 1 million web sites may be running vulnerable software --  which the recent WannaCry cyber attack has shown can spell considerable risk of hacker exploitation. According to the Menlo Security State of The Web report, software on some web sites dates back to over a decade ago, as far back as the year 2000. The cyber security research reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky, and that 1 in 5 domains run vulnerable software.

Phishing & Whaling at FS-ISAC

by Jay Kelley, on May 22, 2017 07:21:43 AM

Exhibiting at the recent FS-ISAC Annual Summit 2017 at the Dolphin Convention Center (which could have doubled as a meat locker at times because it was so cold, while other times it could have been a large sauna it was so hot and steamy!), there was a mini-monsoon outside at one point. It was like Mother Nature was mimicking the downpour of cyber attacks confronting the financial services players at the event. It was a deluge! 

The (Human) Face of Ransomware

by Jay Kelley, on May 19, 2017 09:09:28 AM
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When you start to realize the scope and impact the ransomware attack that began on Friday, May 12, 2017, and continued to roll onward into last weekend had not only a huge negative effect on businesses and their operations, but on everyday people, it begins to become all too real.

WCry: Reviewing the Info (So Far)

by Jason Steer, on May 18, 2017 12:28:43 PM

It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

by Jay Kelley, on May 14, 2017 09:31:12 PM

A picture of a London newsstand on Saturday, May 13, 2017, the day after the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack struck. (Picture by Jason Steer, Menlo Security, Inc.)

WCry Ransomware: The End of the World as We Know It?

by Jay Kelley, on May 13, 2017 10:05:41 AM
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The day started out as normally as any Friday in May around the world could. 

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