As organizations continue to further their digital transformations, cybercriminals have been quick to shift their capabilities and strategies to take advantage of emerging gaps in device visibility and control. This past quarter we documented advanced attack capabilities and trends designed to capitalize on poor device security. Knowing this, customers must update their network architectures to adopt a learn, segment and protect approach to their device security.
Fortinet's quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organizations.
The CTA has just released a new joint analysis report on the growing threat of cryptomining, an activity that poses both short and long-term threats to individuals and enterprises. This report lays out the risk, its potential impacts, and the best practices organizations can employ to counter this rising menace.
Cryptojackers have clearly discovered that, if done properly, leveraging the processing power of a hijacked system to mine for cryptocurrencies can be a potentially long-term profitable venture.
The volume of cyberattacks is growing at an unprecedented rate, increasing as much as nearly 80% for some organizations during the final quarter of 2017. One reason for this acceleration in the attack cycle is that in order for malware to succeed today it needs to spread further and faster than even before. This allows cybercriminals to stay a step ahead of new efforts by vendors to improve their delivery of updated signatures and patches.
Cryptocurrency is all the rage right now. You can’t go anywhere without seeing it online, mentioned in the news, or discussed in groups. With large sums of money exchanging hands daily and news outlets reporting that Bitcoin prices surged over 1,400% during 2017, it’s no surprise that people have been drawn toward the virtual currency space.
Do you ever feel the Internet is especially slow these days? Or do you ever wonder if maybe it’s just your computer that’s getting slower? Don’t rush to the IT shop to buy a new computer yet … you may have been a victim of a new trick used by malevolent hackers called browser “cryptojacking.” What is cryptojacking? It’s a trick used to mine cryptocurrencies on your computer using your CPU resources in the background without your knowledge. All that a cybercriminal has to do is load a script...