CSO Forum

The Trickbot and Emotet trojans continue to rank as the top two most prevalent malware in October, and that the trojans have been responsible for the sharp increase in ransomware attacks against...
Nov 09, 2020
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In Q3, Microsoft was the most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals, soaring from fifth place (relating to 7% of all brand phishing attempted globally in Q2 of 2020) to the top of the ranking,...
Oct 20, 2020
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Coronavirus-related email subjects remain the biggest threat, according to KnowBe4’s Q3, 2020 phishing report. Covering the entire third quarter, simulated phishing tests with a message related to...
Oct 16, 2020
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An updated version of Valak malware has entered Checkpoint Research’s Global Threat Index for the first time, ranking as the 9th most prevalent malware in September 2020. First observed in late 2019...
Oct 08, 2020
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An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) espionage campaign has been uncovered recently by Kaspersky’s researchers that use a very rarely seen type of malware known as a firmware bootkit. The new malware...
Oct 06, 2020
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Attacks against industrial organizations always carry the potential to be particularly devastating, both in terms of disruption to production and financial losses. In addition, attacks against...
Sep 25, 2020
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For security leaders, as vulnerabilities are on the rise in the New Normal, it’s time to prioritize the security agenda, identify the biggest threats facing the business and know how and what to fix...
Sep 18, 2020
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Ripple20 vulnerabilities can cause a massive impact if affected software goes undetected and unpatched, according to ExtraHop’s study. Analyzing data across its customer base, ExtraHop threat...
Sep 14, 2020
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Many organizations choose Linux for strategically important servers and systems, not least because this operating system is thought to be safer and less prone to cyberthreats than the far more...
Sep 11, 2020
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46% of consumers feel comfortable sharing streaming services with their housemates. However, a third (32%) are unsure about the safety of their accounts because they do not know about their...
Aug 31, 2020
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A new Android spyware application is being distributed by Transparent Tribe, a prolific APT group, in India under the guise of adult content and official COVID-19 applications, according to Kaspersky...
Aug 27, 2020
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As the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly in the first half of 2020, many organizations were required to shift to telework practically overnight as teams around the globe were asked to stay home....
Aug 24, 2020
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Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted, according to Kaspersky’s Q2, 2020 report. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks, disguised as...
Aug 11, 2020
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Almost a third (30%) of cyberattacks investigated by the Kaspersky Global Emergency Response team in 2019 involved legitimate remote management and administration tools. As a result, attackers can...
Aug 10, 2020
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After a five-month absence, Emotet has surged back to 1st place in Check Point Software Technologies’ latest Global Threat Index for July 2020, impacting 5% of organizations globally. Since February...
Aug 10, 2020
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Criminal businesses need hosting services and cybersecurity protections too, according to Trend Micro’s study. The study analyzes the market for underground hosting services and details how and where...
Jul 27, 2020
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Consumers need to be ready for a major new wave of attacks attempting to compromise their home routers for use in IoT botnets, according to a Trend Micro research. The report urges users to take...
Jul 17, 2020
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67% of all malware in Q1 was delivered via HTTPS, so organizations without security solutions capable of inspecting encrypted traffic will miss two-thirds of incoming threats, according to WatchGuard...
Jun 25, 2020
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By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About two dozen online...
Jun 23, 2020
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Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious...
Jun 22, 2020
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Several malicious spam campaigns are distributing the Ursnif banking trojan, which caused it to jump up 19 places to 5th in the Top Malware list, doubling its impact on organizations worldwide,...
Jun 19, 2020
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A correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the COVID-19 pandemic exists, along with an increase in...
May 28, 2020
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Trust has eroded among criminal interactions, causing a switch to e-commerce platforms and communication using Discord, which both increase user anonymization, according to Trend Micro’s new data on...
May 27, 2020
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Paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a...
May 13, 2020
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Several COVID-19 related spam campaigns are distributing a new variant of the Agent Tesla remote access trojan, moving it up to 3rd place in the Index, impacting 3% of organizations worldwide,...
May 12, 2020
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There has been significant growth of the lifespan of phishing attacks in the second half of 2019, according to Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB).  This has resulted in the...
May 11, 2020
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The rampant rise of ransomware persists, with 100% of respondents – who include ITOps, backup, DR and storage admins, application and workload owners in the U.S. – reporting that their company...
May 11, 2020
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26.5% of all online transactions were fraud and abuse attempts in the first quarter of 2020, which is a 20% increase over the previous quarter, according to Arkose Labs’ Q2 2020 Fraud and Abuse...
Apr 29, 2020
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Some of the employee accounts of Wipro—one of India’s top IT services firms—may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign, reported Reuters, quoting the company. The company had launched...
Apr 16, 2019
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Cryptominers are still the most prevalent malware aimed at organizations globally although crytomining services, such as Coinhive have closed down, according to Check Point Research’s Global Threat...
Apr 12, 2019
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Like CIOs, quite a few Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) too moved to newer opportunities in 2018. If the list looks smaller, it is because the overall list is smaller—there are far lesser...
Jan 10, 2019
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In an unprecedented move, security software maker Gemalto withdrew its much-quoted bi-annual global Breach Level Index (BLI) report that it had released on 9th October and republished it on 22nd...
Oct 24, 2018
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Cosmos Bank, one of the oldest Indian co-op banks is suspected to be hacked and more than INR 94 crore is allegedly transferred to foreign bank accounts. Bank officials have already lodged a...
Aug 14, 2018
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Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India, has inaugurated BT’s new Cyber Security Operations Center (CyberSOC) in Gurugram India. Using a range of advanced cyber...
Jul 30, 2018
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In what could be seen as yet another manifestation of the shift to a strong data protection regime, India’s telecom sector regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a set of...
Jul 17, 2018
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According to a threat report revealed by eScan, the state of Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of Ransomware attacks in the month of June, 2018. Top 5 states in the list were:...
Jul 05, 2018
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Cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and to accelerate infections, according to Fortinet’s Global Threat Landscape Report. While ransomware continues to...
May 23, 2018
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Dr. Rudra Murthy, former CISO at Ministry of Home Affairs, has taken up a new CISO role at Amazon Pay India. Dr. Murthy, also led the security role at Unique Identification Authority of India (...
Apr 03, 2018
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018 and will mandate that organizations have an incident response plan in place. At least 77% of respondents said in a new study...
Mar 23, 2018
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A new report by Morphisec, a cybersecurity startup from Israel, has discovered that a stealth attack technique dubbed CIGslip that could be exploited by attackers to bypass MS Code Integrity Guard...
Mar 20, 2018
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Developing digital skills is probably the biggest impediment to the adoption of new technologies in enterprises. The same holds true for finding and retaining cybersecurity talent. According to a...
Feb 26, 2018
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Cybersecurity threats are fast outpacing the ability to overcome them and the only way to tackle them is through more effective collaboration between the private and public sectors, says the World...
Jan 15, 2018
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India needs a new set of cyberlaws that will comprehensively address various issues of security, privacy and freedom arising out of increasing digitalization of our lives, said Pavan Duggal, noted...
Nov 16, 2017
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The CIO of Essar Steel says that they are prepared to tackle the latest cybersecurity threats such as WannaCry, Petya, among others.
Nov 14, 2017
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The onslaught of cyberattacks has taught Indian organizations one important thing: The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is indispensable to a business’s survival. Cybersecurity exploits...
Nov 02, 2017
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‎Rajendra Bhalerao, Head - Information Security at National Payments Corporation Of India & Vice President at ISACA Mumbai Chapter, talks about the role of the CISO in the future as well as...
Oct 25, 2017
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so you have heard! A new kind of malware is spreading around Europe. Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the malware is said to have originated from Russia and Ukraine is now affecting countries such as Turkey and...
Oct 25, 2017
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