Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Cloudera Engineering

Two new strains of malware– XBash and DemonBot –are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes. This blog post describes the mechanism this malware uses and offers specific actions to protect your Hadoop-based clusters. A History of Hadoop Malware.

Google Play is an ‘order of magnitude’ better at blocking malware

The Parallax

During a month that’s seen Android malware new and old plague the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Google says its Play Store is becoming more civilized and less like the Wild West. Ahn adds that Android malware is becoming more advanced.

Interview on Automated Malware Removal


Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending – on malware detection, most incident response teams are actually overwhelmed by vast number of security alerts they receive.

Malware Analysis using Osquery | Part 3


In part 1 of this blog series, we analyzed malware behaviour, and, in part 2 , we learned how to detect persistence tricks used in malware attacks. Imagine your company is being targeted by one of the latest threats and you want to detect the activity the malware is performing.

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware


Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention


The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. Individuals take malware and obtain the characteristics pertaining to the individual and find ways to get around the malware inspections in place.

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 2


In the first part of this series, we saw how you can use Osquery to analyze and extract valuable information about malware’s behavior. In this post, we are going to see another common technique that malware uses persistence. Here is an example of OilRig malware.

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 1


In this blog series, we’ll analyze different malware families, looking at the types of events generated on the endpoint and how we can use Osquery to detect them. The dropper spreads through email phishing and downloads the malware using a malicious Office macro.

Smart Cloud Security: Block and Quarantine Zero-day Malware in the Cloud


The complexity of different types of malware continues to grow and zero-day malware is often missed by traditional security solutions. Here’s use case #19: Block and quarantine zero-day malware in the cloud. Support quarantine workflows that are malware-centric.

Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business


Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property.

New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack


A cyber espionage group is deploying a new type of trojan malware against telecommunications, information technology, and government organisations. Dubbed Seedworm, the group has been operating since at least 2017, and although it predominantly looks to infiltrate organisations in the Middle East, organisations based in Europe and North America have also been targets. The hacking operation — […].

What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?


Malware exists even there - and it spreads fast. And like any system with a physical backend, the cloud can easily be subject to a wide range of vulnerabilities - including malware. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. The problem is that the malware components aren’t identifiable through traditional scanning simply because they aren’t assembled as malware until the moment of attack.Some exploits appear to be benign.”.

White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley. Threat actors are increasingly automating their attacks, making defense harder and overwhelming incident response teams.

PcTechmate: Automating repair of malware ridden systems


Signature based solutions are being bypassed by malware every day. The pervasiveness and sophistication of modern malware is damaging computers to a point where expert int. Problem: Everyone is in agreement that today’s antivirus software alone is no longer a viable solution by itself. The most recent reports from Symantec and McAfee have publicly said “Do not rely solely on our products to protect your computer.” Face it, the bad guys are winning.

Nearly 500,000 routers infected by Russian malware, Apple’s privacy portal, New LocationSmart scandal


Cyber firms, Ukraine warn of planned Russian attack Cisco's Talos cyber intelligence unit says 500K+ routers in dozens of countries have been infected by Russia-linked malware and could be used to attack Ukraine. Cisco Systems Inc warned on Wednesday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with [.]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War News

Gallmaker: New Attack Group Eschews Malware to Live off the Land


A new attack group is targeting government, military, and defense sectors in what appears to be a classic espionage campaign

Cloud Workload Protection Products at Risk with New Cyber Attack


What happens, then, when a cyber attack, namely malware, is used to uninstall security software designed specifically to prevent public cloud infrastructure compromise? This is precisely what happened with a new malware variant discovered by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42.

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How profitable is crypto-mining malware?


Darktrace regularly detects crypto-mining attempts the moment they occur on a network

Lastline: Stop Evasive Malware, Persistent Threats and Zero Days


Lastline Enterprise and Analyst deliver protection against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs), zero-day exploits, and other advanced malware that bypass traditional signature-based controls and sandbox-based analysis systems. A video overview is at this link and embedded below: [link]. Easy to deploy and simple to administer, Lastline’s solutions are universal to Web, email, file, To read more please log in. Not a member yet? We would love to have you onboard.

How Darktrace’s AI detects metamorphic malware


Darktrace used machine learning to cut through the smokescreen of a self-modifying cyber-attack

Healthcare beware: Crypto-mining, malware, and IoT attacks


As threat actors are continually employing novel methods to compromise a network, a growing number of healthcare companies are now having to play catch-up in a fast-evolving threat landscape

How malware abused and for covert Command & Control communication


Last month Darktrace identified an advanced malware infection on a customer’s device, which used a sophisticated Command & Control (C2) channel to communicate with the attacker

Retrospection Reveals Instances Of Codoso Group’s Malware Dating Back to July 2015.


In January 2016, Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 released research describing new instances of malware being leveraged by an adversary group previously known as "C0d0so0" or "Codoso." com in December 2015 via the HTTP variant malware described in Unit 42's blog post.

I'm joining the fight against malware and ransomware with SentinelOne

Jeremiah Grossman

In this case, malware and ransomware. Intersection of security guarantees and cyber-insurance Explosion of Ransomware Vulnerability remediation Industry skill shortage Measuring the impact of SDLC security controls The only problem on the list I haven’t gotten the chance to work on is ransomware, an incredibly effective and fast-growing form of malware that’s taking over. Today is a big day for me.

Our Views On Automating Cyber Defense Including Malware Removal and Return to a Known Good State


We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley. Threat actors are increasingly automating their attacks, making defense harder and overwhelming incident response teams.

FBI’s router reboot call reminds us why to check for updates

The Parallax

On May 25, the FBI issued a clarion call to a broad swath of Wi-Fi router owners: To clear out a potential botnet malware infection, reboot your router. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers.

Hidden inside Dark Caracal’s espionage apps: Old tech

The Parallax

Its success was predicated not on “zero-day” vulnerabilities or new forms of malicious software, but rather on older, known malware delivered via an all-too-familiar method: phishing. The malware included hacked versions of end-to-end encrypted communication apps Signal and WhatsApp.

Web’s most annoying ads no longer welcome in Chrome

The Parallax

News ads advertising Apple Better Ad Standards Edge Firefox Google Chrome Internet Explorer malvertising malware Microsoft Mozilla Safari security Web websiteSearch may be what Google is known for, but advertising has long been how the company makes billions of dollars.

30 network security Twitter feeds to follow


Tech Zone email security hacking infosec malware network security network security Twitter feeds patch managementTwitter is where information is updated within seconds, especially in the information technology industry.

WannaCry vs. the ER doc: On the front lines of a ransomware outbreak

The Parallax

That hacker, Marcus Hutchins, is now facing charges in the United States for allegedly creating the Kronos malware , which steals money from victims’ bank accounts accounts. News Cyber Week England hospitals malware medical security NHS ransomware WannaCryTEL AVIV—Dr.

News in Networking: Cisco Without Chambers, CCleaner Malware & Programmable Networks


And Cisco researchers found that the CCleaner malware was targeting at least 18 tech companies. CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted At Least 18 Specific Tech Firms (WIRED). This week’s top story picks from the Kentik team. Cisco Chairman John Chambers announced this week that he will not seek re-election. The networking giant also announced a partnership with Viacom. A busy week for that company and the others below.

How to Secure Your Email if Your Data is Hacked


Uncategorized account settings breach data security email malware phishing ransomware scams virusesThere are some classic signs that your email has been hacked, but many won’t be apparent to you until someone gets in touch to point them out.

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Mobile Banking Malware: Protect Your Finances


The prolific rise in smartphones, tablets and other portable devices has greatly expanded the ways in which we interact with personal and professional services. The public can now singlehandedly use their mobile device to pay for things with the ease of flashing their cell phone. Unfortunately, this rapid expansion of convenience and service also expands the threats

Lazy Passwords Become Rocket Fuel for Emotet SMB Spreader


Popular downloader malware highlights the dangers of using easy-to-guess passwords Category: CTU Research Intelligence Popular downloader malware highlights the dangers of using easy-to-guess passwords.

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CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices

The Accidental Successful CIO

When devices are connected to the internet, it is possible for them to become infected with malware which will cause all manner of headaches for CIOs. However, by connecting themselves to the internet this also allows devices to potentially become infected with malware.

The 5 Most Common Types of Cyberattacks in 2018


Uncategorized AI cryptojacking cyberattacks data management email malware ransomware securitySecurity experts continue to fight cyber-threats that compromise both individuals and companies. As quickly as experts can shut down one threat, another one appears to take its place. Criminals have learned to evolve their tactics in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the experts. It can be helpful to educate your users on.

Implementing a Secure Transit DMZ Architecture with Next-Gen Firewalls


Malware Detection the use of systems to detect transmission of malware over a network or use of malware on a network. Co-Author: Karthik Balachandran, Cloud System Engineer, Aviatrix. Security is one of the most important aspects of any customer’s successful AWS implementation.

Ransomware Evolves: Entire Hospital Including Emergency Rooms Disrupted


But still the malware gets in. The malware gets in. You can block and patch and try your hardest to prevent, but the bad guys will innovate and eventually malware gets in. Which leads to this advice: Work hard to prevent ransomware and other malware attacks by using best practices, and have your approach validated by an external assessment (see Cognitio ). But understand that this is an evolving threat, and eventually malware will get in. Bob Gourley.

5 Secure Ways to Protect Your Site in 2018


In the past five years, malware infections have increased rapidly with things like Ransomware reporting millions of such infections. In the past five years, malware infections have increased rapidly with things like Ransomware reporting millions of such infections.