Security breaches

Crypsis Releases 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach Report

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

MCLEAN, Va., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crypsis Group , a leading incident response, risk management and digital forensics firm, today announced the release of their 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach report.

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  • MCLEAN, Va., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crypsis Group , a leading incident response, risk management and digital forensics firm, today announced the release of their 2020 Incident Response and Data Breach report.
  • According to the report, ransomware monetary demand amounts are trending up; threat actors have evolved, are employing more sophisticated tactics, and are adding data exfiltration and extortion to the mix.
  • The report also details that Healthcare and Financial Services organizations are the top targeted industries to be affected by a security incident.
  • The report notes that 16% of all incident response matters that Crypsis handled were within the Healthcare industry, with Financial Services coming in a close second at 14%.

Ermetic Reports Nearly 80% of Companies Experienced a Cloud Data Breach in Past 18 Months

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:01pm

Ermetic , the cloud access risk security company, today announced the results of a research study conducted by global intelligence firm IDC which found that nearly 80% of the companies surveyed had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and nearly half (43%) reported 10 or more breaches.

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  • Ermetic , the cloud access risk security company, today announced the results of a research study conducted by global intelligence firm IDC which found that nearly 80% of the companies surveyed had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and nearly half (43%) reported 10 or more breaches.
  • In the recent 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report , only hacking ranked higher than misconfiguration errors as a source of data breaches.
  • Even though most of the companies surveyed are already using IAM, data loss prevention, data classification and privileged account management products, more than half claimed these were not adequate for protecting cloud environments, said Shai Morag, CEO of Ermetic.
  • Some of the reports key findings include:
    79% of companies experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and 43% said they had 10 or more
    A full copy of the report is available here: https://bit.ly/2MmZkDt .

ForgeRock Consumer Identity Breach Report: U.S. Breaches Cost Over $1.8 Trillion; More Than 7.8 Billion Records Exposed Over Last Two Years

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Coupled with the 2.8 billion records that were exposed in 2018 costing more than $654 billion, breaches over the last two years have cost U.S. organizations over $1.8 trillion.

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  • Coupled with the 2.8 billion records that were exposed in 2018 costing more than $654 billion, breaches over the last two years have cost U.S. organizations over $1.8 trillion.
  • The Consumer Identity Breach Reports findings demonstrate that enterprises need to increase their identity and access management maturity.
  • There have been 92 data breaches affecting 1.6 billion records in Q1 2020 alone, almost 9% more records than Q1 2019.
  • Click here to download the 2020 ForgeRock Consumer Identity Breach Report and learn more about using IAM to protect consumer data.

Cybersecurity Pioneer Cyemptive Technologies Announces New Version of Cyemptive Enterprise Scanner, the World’s First Scanning Technology That Preemptively Detects Problems in Files Before They Infect the System

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

It is a substantial improvement to the worlds first scanning technology that preemptively scans for infected files such as ransomware, malware, and other cyberthreats before they infect a system, as compared to other existing scanning technology that detects files only after the infection has commenced.

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  • It is a substantial improvement to the worlds first scanning technology that preemptively scans for infected files such as ransomware, malware, and other cyberthreats before they infect a system, as compared to other existing scanning technology that detects files only after the infection has commenced.
  • Current technology only reacts and attempts to correct once compromise has already occurred and therefore cannot compete with Cyemptives state-based preemptive scanning solution.
  • Cyemptive has now taken a revolutionary approach to detecting issues with files before they can enter the operating system.
  • Cyemptive Enterprise Scanner is available now, either through Cyemptive Technologies or its network of managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs).

Quttera Announces Latest Enhancements to Website Malware Scanner API

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Quttera has introduced several new features in its Malware Scanner REST API.

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  • NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Quttera has introduced several new features in its Malware Scanner REST API.
  • Quttera partners who use the API include managed security service providers (MSSPs), website management companies, web hosting companies, CERT authorities, and telecom providers.
  • The Quttera scanner API supports the malware scanning and blacklisting checks of a domain's entire website or specified pages.
  • Our goal is to make the Quttera API the ultimate web security API out there."

AV-Comparatives Release Results of Spring 2020 Anti-Virus Tests for Consumers

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:25pm

The results of these tests give users an insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of consumer anti-virus programs that they could otherwise not find.

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  • The results of these tests give users an insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of consumer anti-virus programs that they could otherwise not find.
  • The tests are run against threats of all types, such as viruses, worms, ransomware, exploits, trojans, backdoors, botnets and even brand-new ("0-day") attacks.
  • This makes the tests much more statistically significant than tests that use only 10, 20 or even 100 threats.
  • AV-Comparatives is ISO certified, and undergoes a thorough examination each year to verify that the tests are independent and unbiased.

AV-Comparatives Release Results of Spring 2020 Anti-Virus Tests for Consumers

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 5:16pm

The results of these tests give users an insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of consumer anti-virus programs that they could otherwise not find.

Key Points: 
  • The results of these tests give users an insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of consumer anti-virus programs that they could otherwise not find.
  • The tests are run against threats of all types, such as viruses, worms, ransomware, exploits, trojans, backdoors, botnets and even brand-new ("0-day") attacks.
  • This makes the tests much more statistically significant than tests that use only 10, 20 or even 100 threats.
  • AV-Comparatives is ISO certified, and undergoes a thorough examination each year to verify that the tests are independent and unbiased.

Five Data Breaches that Put Victims at Greater Risk of COVID-19 Scams

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 3:05pm

The San Francisco fraud prevention and detection technology firm used its proprietary algorithm to analyze more than 1,000 elements of these five data breaches to produce their respective risk ratings.

Key Points: 
  • The San Francisco fraud prevention and detection technology firm used its proprietary algorithm to analyze more than 1,000 elements of these five data breaches to produce their respective risk ratings.
  • According to Van Dyke, not every data breach opens victims up to COVID-19 related scams, or at least not to the same degree.
  • Breach Clarity's analysis revealed that five recently reported data breaches put victimized consumers at greater risk of targeted scams.
  • "While they didn't break into the top five, a number of smaller breaches directly tied to COVID-19 assistance programs pose particularly concentrated risk to victims," added Van Dyke.

NeuShield Offers Free Six-Months Ransomware Protection to Healthcare, Public Sector and Education Organizations

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:00pm

This year, ransomware attacks doubled, accounting for approximately 80 percent of malware attacks in educational services vs. last years 45 percent, and 61 percent of malware-based incidents in Public Sector were ransomware attacks.

Key Points: 
  • This year, ransomware attacks doubled, accounting for approximately 80 percent of malware attacks in educational services vs. last years 45 percent, and 61 percent of malware-based incidents in Public Sector were ransomware attacks.
  • Likewise, the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an increase in ransomware attacks targeting healthcare organizations, according to the Microsoft Threat Protection Intelligence Team April 2020 report .
  • NeuShield Data Sentinel is unique because it provides another layer of protection beyond what competitive ransomware solutions offer.
  • To take advantage of this six-months free offer, healthcare, public sector and education focused organizations can contact NeuShield here .

Trend Micro Research Finds Trust Lacking Within the Cybercriminal Underground

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

"This research helps us inform businesses early about emerging threats, such as Deepfake ransomware, AI bots, Access-as-a-Service and highly targeted SIM-swapping.

Key Points: 
  • "This research helps us inform businesses early about emerging threats, such as Deepfake ransomware, AI bots, Access-as-a-Service and highly targeted SIM-swapping.
  • The report reveals that determined efforts by law enforcement appear to be having an impact on the cybercrime underground.
  • Loss of trust led to the creation of a new site, called DarkNet Trust, which was created to verify vendors and increase user anonymity.
  • However, Trend Micro Research has seen high demand for other services, such as IoT botnets, with new undetected malware variants selling for as much as $5,000.