Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams

Most of the White House’s email domains have yet to deploy an email authentication protocol known as DMARC that is designed to reduce the risk of attackers impersonating legitimate email addresses for distributing spam or phishing messages. The post Study: White House email domains at risk of being misused for phishing scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Beware ad slingers thinly disguised as security apps

ESET researchers have analyzed a newly discovered set of apps on Google Play, Google’s official Android app store, that pose as security applications. Instead of security, all they provide is unwanted ads and ineffective pseudo-security. The post Beware ad slingers thinly disguised as security apps appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Google banishes cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome Web Store

The tech giant is taking the measure after a rise in malicious browser extensions that mine digital money by hijacking the processing power of users’ computers. The clampdown follows Google’s recent move to stop serving any and all adverts promoting virtual currencies and initial coin offerings. The post Google banishes cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome Web Store appeared first on …

The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends

As the cyber-threat landscape is constantly shifting, protecting your organization’s digital assets requires continuous efforts. We suggest robust actions with an eye towards beefing up your organization’s security defenses and improving where it stands against ever-evolving threats. The post The 5 IT security actions to take now based on 2018 Trends appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

Lazarus KillDisks Central American casino

The Lazarus Group gained notoriety especially after cyber-sabotage against Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. Fast forward to late 2017 and the group continues to deploy its malicious tools, including disk-wiping malware known as KillDisk, to attack a number of targets. The post Lazarus KillDisks Central American casino appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

World Backup Day: Banks having each other’s back

As World Backup Day reminds us, robust backups are integral to healthy information security practices of any organization. This is doubly true for those operating in critical sectors. The post World Backup Day: Banks having each other’s back appeared first on WeLiveSecurity