Cybersecurity researchers have identified that foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide (link is external)  (link is external). The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office/home office (SOHO) routers. VPNFilter malware uses modular functionality to collect intelligence, exploit local area network (LAN) devices, and block actor-configurable network traffic. Specific characteristics of VPNFilter have only been observed in the BlackEnergy malware, specifically BlackEnergy versions 2 and 3. >Continue Reading<☺
Brute Force Attacks Conducted By Cyber Actors
According to information derived from FBI investigations, malicious cyber actors are increasingly using a style of brute force attack known as password spraying against organizations in the United States and abroad.
On February 2018, the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York, indicted nine Iranian nationals, who were associated with the Mabna Institute, for computer intrusion offenses related to activity described… >Continue Reading<☺
The Risks Of Using Portable Devices
Portable devices such as jump drives, personal audio players, and tablets give users convenient access to business and personal data on the go. As their use increases, however, so do the associated risks. >Continue Reading<☺