Malware

Fortinet Advanced Endpoint Security Blocks 100% of Malware in AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Fortinet is pleased to have received this recognition for its advanced endpoint protection capabilities and remains committed to third-party testing validations for other products within our Security Fabric platform.

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  • Fortinet is pleased to have received this recognition for its advanced endpoint protection capabilities and remains committed to third-party testing validations for other products within our Security Fabric platform.
  • Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from AV-Comparatives Business Malware Protection Test and the Business Real-World Protection Test.
  • In this years Real-World Protection Test of 19 endpoint vendors, Fortinets advanced endpoint security, which included FortiEDR paired with FortiClient , demonstrated a 100% block rate of exploits, unknown threats and HTTP malware, and with zero false positives on the Malware Protection Test.
  • With FortiEDR, Fortinet offers the only endpoint protection solution that provides both comprehensive machine learning antimalware pre-execution and behavior-based post-infection protection.

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."

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.

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  • 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 .

Breach Report: staying alert in the face of cyber dark ages

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

Their growth will overshadow the damage from natural disasters, while profitability will outdo the global trade of all illegal drugs combined.

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  • Their growth will overshadow the damage from natural disasters, while profitability will outdo the global trade of all illegal drugs combined.
  • Wannabe hackers run ready-made malware without understanding the mechanics behind it and leak breached records "for fun" and peer recognition.
  • End users get extra value from the monitoring and protection of their accounts against the daily privacy threats occurring on the dark web.
  • Overall, Breach Report offers great tools for businesses to boost user security, increase brand loyalty, scale operations, and generate profit.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit - Notice of Data Privacy Event

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:00pm

HOMESTEAD, Pa., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allegheny Intermediate Unit ("AIU") today is providing additional information about a recent event that may impact the privacy of some personal data related to its current and former employees, job seekers who used the AIU's PA-Educator.net website, and certain students.

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  • HOMESTEAD, Pa., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allegheny Intermediate Unit ("AIU") today is providing additional information about a recent event that may impact the privacy of some personal data related to its current and former employees, job seekers who used the AIU's PA-Educator.net website, and certain students.
  • This notification is meant to supplement our February 7, 2020 notification and is not notice of a new incident.
  • The AIU later determined the unauthorized individual who introduced the malware may have had access to servers containing protected personal information.
  • Pursuant to federal law, individuals cannot be charged to place or lift a security freeze on a credit report.

PolySwarm introduces PolyScore™, the most advanced threat scoring algorithm for malware

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:00pm

SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PolySwarm announced today the release of PolyScore, a threat scoring algorithm that provides the probability a given file contains malware in a single, authoritative number.

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  • SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PolySwarm announced today the release of PolyScore, a threat scoring algorithm that provides the probability a given file contains malware in a single, authoritative number.
  • Scores found in solutions like VirusTotal use basic models that simply summarize results by aggregating opinions; a suboptimal approach for identifying new and emergent threats.
  • PolyScore's algorithm filters the noise and amplifies the signal by weighting engine's opinions based on recent past performance, strengths, confidence levels, and other rich contextual threat indicators built from millions of daily assertions generated inside PolySwarm.
  • PolySwarm is a more effective way to detect, analyze and respond to new and emerging malware, the type of threats more likely to go undetected by existing solutions.

Xunlei Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am

SHENZHEN, China, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xunlei Limited (Xunlei or the Company) (Nasdaq: XNET), a leading innovator in shared cloud computing and blockchain technology inChina, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

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  • SHENZHEN, China, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xunlei Limited (Xunlei or the Company) (Nasdaq: XNET), a leading innovator in shared cloud computing and blockchain technology inChina, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
  • First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:
    Total revenues were US$48.3 million, representing an increase of 0.1% from the previous quarter.
  • Gross margin was 49.3% in the first quarter of 2020, compared with 37.1% in the previous quarter.
  • Net loss was US$5.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared with a net loss of US$18.1 million in the previous quarter.

Nuspire Report Pinpoints Changes in Adversarial Cyber Activity Capitalizing on Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

Mirroring the dramatic changes in the remote workforce, Nuspire researchers observed cybercriminals targeting known exploits in VPN, IoT and authentication technologyoverall, vulnerability exploitation increased over the quarter by 6.3%.

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  • Mirroring the dramatic changes in the remote workforce, Nuspire researchers observed cybercriminals targeting known exploits in VPN, IoT and authentication technologyoverall, vulnerability exploitation increased over the quarter by 6.3%.
  • Unfortunately, current events provide cybercriminals with the perfect environment for malicious activity and exploiting users across the globe," said Lewie Dunsworth, CEO of Nuspire.
  • Nuspire witnessed an overall increase in malware activity (7%), with several dramatic spikes throughout the quarter.
  • Emotet malware activity surged in Q1, peaking from March 1-7, a 1,317% increase in activity from its lowest point.

Paying the Ransom Doubles Cost of Recovering from a Ransomware Attack, According to Sophos

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom.

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  • In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a ransom.
  • This average cost rose to $1.4 million, almost twice as much, when organizations paid the ransom.
  • Sophos findings show that paying the ransom makes little difference to the recovery burden in terms of time and cost.
  • Learn more about ransomware behaviour in the Sophos ransomware playbook: How Ransomware Attacks