Perkiler malware turns to SMB brute force to spread

Perkiler is now using SMB brute force attacks to spread. Which is not a new concept, but why attack SMB instead of RDP?

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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RDP, the ransomware problem that won’t go away

A lot of things changed in 2020. The popularity of RDP with criminals wasn’t one of them.

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RDP abused for DDoS attacks

RDP is being abused to amplify DDoS attacks. Don’t let your RDP ports become part of the problem.

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Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

CISA has issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks against various organizations’ cloud services

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VideoBytes: Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

The number of RDP ports exposed to the Internet grew from about three million in January 2020 to over four and a half million in March. So how do you protect yourself?

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Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

More open ports are inviting attackers to try and gain entry by using brute force attacks. Why is this happening and what can we do?

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A week in security (March 30 – April 5)

A roundup of the week’s security news, including data privacy issues, increases in cyberattacks due to COVID-19, Zoom vulnerabilities, and more.

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Explained: the strengths and weaknesses of the Zero Trust model

Zero Trust is an information security framework that insists its users “never trust, always verify.” Is this the best security model for organizations today? We examine its strengths and weaknesses.

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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