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Next Generation Fileless Malware Requires Next Generation Security

Train staff, install Next Generation security and disable macros as the latest fileless malware exploits a lack of all three to steal data.

DNS Malware

I’m afraid to say but gone are the days when just having standard security such as Anti-virus software was enough. Cybercriminals are now using complex clandestine techniques to exploit standard system tools and protocols that are not always monitored.

The latest example of such attack is DNSMessenger – a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that uses DNS queries to conduct malicious PowerShell commands on compromised computers – a technique that makes the RAT difficult to detect onto targeted systems. Just like their physical counterparts, without a trap in place (i.e a next generation security detection system) they won’t be caught and will end up causing untold damage.

Read on for what next generation security you need to protect your business from these advanced next generation threats. Read more

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Nasty Ransomware Virus DynA-Crypt Causes Full Blown “GDPR” Data Breach

Ransomware virus DynA-Crypt causes a full blown data breach as it not only encrypts your data, but then steals and uploads it online.

DynA-Crypt Ransomware

What this means?

The EU mandated GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on 25th May 2018 will penalise companies not prepared for such data breaches resulting in large fines (approx. 4% of turnover or up to 20 Million Euro whichever is greater). To reduce the chances of being fined to the full extent of this new law – companies will need to begin to work on putting in place the necessary data protection processes and procedures to be able detect when a breach happens/happened, identify what if any personally identifiable data was stolen and have a breach response plan that will ensure the breach is properly handled and reported to the Data Protection Commissioner within 72 hours of detecting the breach. Read more

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Have you already been hacked and just don’t know it?


Did you know with the spate of recent Yahoo and other major social media (LinkedIn, Twitter etc.) data breaches – there is now a real chance that your personal sensitive information including your website login details which you currently use or have used in the past to access such websites (or other sites) can now be easily found online?

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