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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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Covert “Fileless” Virus Evades Banks Cyber Defences – Reinforces Need for Robust Disaster Recovery & Cyber Security Procedures

Imagine a cyber threat that can evade the bank level cyber security…leave little trace of infection and bypass most Anti-Virus software.

Hundreds of companies around the globe including several major banks and financial institutions have reportedly been hit by a cyber security attack masquerading as a dangerous covert memory-based fileless malware. The malware has been detected in at least 40 countries worldwide (including UK, France, USA to name a few).

Fileless Malware Cyber Security Geography

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