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.

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

CTOvision

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.

Interview on Automated Malware Removal

CTOvision

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.

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

CTOvision

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.

Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?

CTOvision

In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Internet of Things News Robots Cybersecurity Malware

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

CTOvision

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?

CTOvision

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

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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

CTOvision

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

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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

Lastline: Stop Evasive Malware, Persistent Threats and Zero Days

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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.

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

CTOvision

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

TechTalk

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.

Cyberwar Is Now A 3-Way Cage Fight

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CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Cyber War Government News China cybewar India Malware RussiaThe past few weeks has seen aggressive action by the White House against Russia and China. Cyberwar has become a 3-way cage fight. Here's a quick review of the fight and tactics to improve. US Strategy Not Working: Hit Me, I Can Take It Data exfiltration by Kaspersky and Huawei have been known for years […].

Ransomware Evolves: Entire Hospital Including Emergency Rooms Disrupted

CTOvision

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.

How to notarize your software on macOS

Successful Software

This is a process where you upload your software to Apple’s server so it can be scanned and certified malware free. … When users on macOS Mojave first open a notarized app, installer package, or disk image, they’ll see a more streamlined Gatekeeper dialog and have confidence that it is not known malware. Apple article MacOSX malware qt software mac macos notarize notarizingApple now wants you to ‘notarize’ your software.

Video Shows What To Do When Your Cyber Adversaries Are Automating

CTOvision

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.

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It took nine years for US authorities to find North Korean malware, Facebook to open up its data to fight election manipulation, ICO frauds, Hacker jailed for using stolen credentials from Yahoo data breach

CTOvision

The US says North Korea behind malware attacks North Korea has been spying on US public infrastructure, aerospace, financial and media companies for nine years using a malware. This was revealed by FBI and DHS who said that North Korea used two pieces of malware to target the key US cyber assets. While this news is important [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Cyber Security News

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

CTOvision

It’s no longer enough to share and compare yesterday’s malware samples. Analysis Big Data CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats DoD and IC Computer security Cyber Threat Fortinet FTNT Intel Malware McAfee Palo Alto Networks PANW Symantec SYMC By Bob Gourley.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Feeds: The Top 20 Sources Of Actionable Cyber Intelligence

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Analysis Big Data CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats DoD and IC Research Automation Computer security Malware SurfWatch The discipline of cyber threat intelligence focuses on providing actionable information on adversaries.

Lessons Learned: Are you one of the Fortune 500’s Unfortunate 221?

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Alphabet’s Chronicle launches VirusTotal Enterprise and visual redesign

CTOvision

Alphabet’s Chronicle has now launched VirusTotal Enterprise, a business version of its free offering that, it says, increases malware search speed by 100 times. Google owner Alphabet in January unveiled Chronicle as the latest offering with VirusTotal malware scanning tool that Google bought in 2012. VirusTotal is essentially a search engine for malware and other […].

Are you ready for a state-sponsored cyber attack?

CTOvision

Right after identity theft, malware is the next favorite cyber attack technique. Installing malware on user devices and Internet accessible servers has become commonplace today. Malware detection software has greatly improved in recent years so there’s no reason not to implement it. CTO Cyber Security News cyber attack MalwareJunaid Islam. Geopolitical tensions ensure that 2017 will be another big year for state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Kicking the Tires: Verisign DNS Firewall

CTOvision

The Announcement: Michael Kaczmarek of Verisign announced the Verisign DNS Firewall offering as: An easy-to-configure, cost effective managed cloud-based service that offers customers the ability to customize filtering to suit an organization’s unique needs in order to offer robust protection from unwanted content, malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs). CTO Cyber Security Cybersecurity DNS Domain Name System IP address Malware Security Verisign

The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

CTOvision

Ransomware is different than other malware and viruses because it is nearly impossible to break on your own. It is almost impossible for ransomware to get into backup systems; if a file containing ransomware malware is including in a backup, the file is encrypted and can’t spread the disease during storage in the cloud. Cyber Security News Research Trends Backup Solution cyber attack Phishing Ransomware (malware Rick Delgado.

Security News: @Invincea Raises $16 Million in C-Series Funding Led by Aeris Capital and Dell Ventures

CTOvision

“In June of 2013, we began shipping a solution powered by Invincea — Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace — to provide our customers with advanced malware protection out of the box.

UPS Data Breach

CTOvision

Company Cyber Security Trends Cybersecurity Data breach Data security Information security Malware Target Corporation United Parcel Service UPS Data breaches have captured the attention of the American media several times this year. The compromise of Target’s systems and the resulting media coverage cost the corporation hundreds of millions of dollars in the first half of 2014, and the repercussions are far from over.

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Bidding Open on DHS’ $6B Security Hub, House report stresses sharing

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CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threat Data DoD and IC Infrastructure Mobile Security National Security Security Credit Card Theft Detection Time DHS DoD Events Gas tracers Google Play Store ICS Malware Apps modeling Oil Sensors Spam Apps Symantec.

DOE’s secret weapon: Supercomputers, Developers Scramble to Build NSA-Proof Email and more

CTOvision

APT malware NetTraveler learning new tricks – “An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) called NetTraveler has been spotted making mischief again, but it appears to have learned a few new tricks since it was last spotted in June.

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy

CTOvision

Malware Bytes defines the symmetric key encryption using an illustration where two communicating computers must know the secret code to encrypt and decrypt information. According to Malware Bytes, the PCP or Pretty Good Privacy is a good example of asymmetric encryption key that can crack almost anything. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Invincea Announces 54 New Enterprise Customers for Its Flagship Enterprise Solution, $8.1M in Advanced Research Contracts for Its Labs Division

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in new contracts for advanced cybersecurity projects for defense and federal government agencies in the areas of cloud-based advanced malware analysis, spear-phishing attacks against Android, and big data analytics for compromise detection. Invincea is the premier innovator in advanced malware threat detection, breach prevention and forensic threat intelligence. By Bob Gourley. Editor’s note: I have remarked before how proud I am to be on the Invincea advisory board.

Fed Tech Roundup December 2

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Malware, ransomware twice as likely to hit state, local networks - GCN.com. News DHS invincea IRS Malware ZuckerbergThe following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Zuckerberg Vows to Daughter He'll Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares - New York Times. Oil firm charged with federal safety, environment violations - NOLA.com. DOD urged to go commercial - FCW.com.

The HawkEye-G Approach: Detect, Engage, Remove at Machine Speed

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When malware makes is into the enterprise, through gateways, guards or via tricky deception of your workforce, the code seeks to remain low-key. Analysis Big Data CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Mobile Computer security Data Warehousing Hawkeye HawkEye G Hexis Hexis Cyber Solutions Malware Security Solution Whiteboard By Bob Gourley. We have previously written about Hexis Cyber Solutions (see evaluation here ).

Tapping Global Threat Intelligence To Secure Enterprise Networks

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Big Data CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Bob Gourley Chris Petersen CISA Cognitio Corp Computer security Cybersecurity Malware By Bob Gourley. Tapping Global Threat Intelligence To Secure Enterprise Networks. Cyber Security Symposium. August 27, 2014 | 11 AM -1:30 PM EST. Ruths Chris Steakhouse, Arlington, VA. For more and to register see: [link]. On July 9, 2014, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed the Senate Intelligence Committee in a 12-3 vote.