Tag: keylogger

The New York Times expose on the hacks of the DNC is a case study in how not to respond to a cyber attack. We talk with Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian about building a cyber threat hunting capability.

Financial Malware, not Ransomware, drives most Cyber Crime

In-brief: data from the firm Symantec shows that financial malware targeting banks – not ransomware- is the most important and oft-used tool in the cyber criminal’s toolbox. 

New Shodan Module hunts RATs

New Shodan Module hunts RATs

In-brief: a new service built into Internet of Things search engine Shodan promises to find the computers that control remote access trojans (RATs) – a common form of information stealing malware. 

Remote Desktop Protocol hacks affected education and healthcare networks the most, an analysis by Flashpoint revealed.

Analysis of 85K Remote Desktop Hacks Finds Education, Healthcare Top Targets

In-brief: An analysis of 85,000 hacked Remote Desktop Protocol servers from the cyber criminal marketplace xDedic shows that education and healthcare networks were the most often targeted by hackers, who often used brute force password guessing to gain access. 

Kaspersky said it spotted infections affecting 140 organizations globally. (Image courtesy of Kaspersky Lab.)

File-less Malware Attacks Target Bank, Business Networks

In-brief: Security experts are warning that so-called “file-less” attacks on commercial networks operated by banks and other firms are spreading and harvesting sensitive information, like administrator user names and passwords.

In a letter, Starwood Hotels President said the chain was the victim of a cyber attack, with customer credit card information stolen. Affected hotels include the Sheraton Waikiki, pictured above. (Image courtesy of Starwood Hotels)

Starwood Added to List of Hacked Hotel Chains

In-brief: Starwood Hotels said on Friday that it was the victim of a malicious software infection on point of sale (POS) systems at restaurants, just the latest in a string of high profile hotel chains to admit that it was the victim of a cyber attack involving compromises of point of sale systems and the theft of customer data.