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Adwind at centre of cyber attack on Singapore bank

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News
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A bank in Singapore has been targeted by cyber criminals using a malware-as-a-service platform that enables people with low-level computer skills to launch attacks against organisations. At the end of 2015, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered unusual malware during an attempted targeted attack against a bank in...

Bill Gates/bot malware family used to launch DDoS attacks

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 13, 2016 in Industry News
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The Bill Gates/bot family of malware continues to be used to facilitate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, allowing bad actors to seize full control of infected systems, according to a threat advisory from Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team (SIRT), which ranked the risk factor...

‘Panama papers’ came from e-mail server hack at Mossack Fonseca

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 7, 2016 in Industry News
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The staggering, Wikileaks-beating “Panama Papers” data exfiltration has been attributed to the breach of an e-mail server last year. The leak of documents from Panama-based, internationally-franchised firm Mossack Fonseca appears to confirm what has long been suspected but rarely proven: well-heeled politicians, businesses, investors, and criminals...

Attivo Networks opens Middle East office in Dubai

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 1, 2016 in Industry News
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Attivo Networks recently opened a Middle East office in Dubai led by three security industry veterans and signed a partnership agreement with Starlink. The company's actions are an effort to expand access to its deception technology that detects cybersecurity threats in real-time before a data breach...