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.

Meet ‘misinfosec’: Fighting fake news like it’s malware

The Parallax

Online propaganda campaigns that spread false information about climate science are growing in size and scope, and Vincent sees the trend as a calling to help better inform other journalists and the public about climate science. “We READ MORE ON FAKE NEWS AND CYBERSECURITY.

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. READ MORE ON ANDROID SECURITY. Parallax Primer: Why are Androids less secure than iPhones?

Triaging modern medicine’s cybersecurity issues

The Parallax

Hackers often talk about practicing good “cybersecurity hygiene” : making sure that basic standards, such as using unique passwords for each log-in, are met. ”—Jacki Monson, chief privacy and information security officer, Sutter Health. READ MORE ON MEDICAL SECURITY.

9 types of malware and how to recognize them


Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. CTO Cyber Security NewsRead Roger A.

Security vs Compliance | Hacking In To Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

Welcome back to another iteration of Hacking In To Cybersecurity! Our previous posts in this series have focused on informing you, the reader, on how to land a job in the cybersecurity career field , but we’re going to switch gears in this episode and talk about something that every security professional needs to understand: Does Compliance equal Security? Security Defined. Security vs Compliance. Security and Compliance Work Together.

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.

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.

Tales From the SOC: Hunting for Persistent Malware

Palo Alto Networks

SOC Manager, will be giving attendees a rare glimpse into the Palo Alto Networks Security Operations Center (SOC). They’ll shed light on our overall strategy as well as how Cortex XDR has helped automate and enhance a tier-less security operating model.

Sharepoint Online "Malware detected" remove block?


It does not report anything in Security and Compliance>Threat Managment>Review. Is there any way to whitelist the files it flags as malware? Our customer is running Office 365 Business Essential and have their files in Office 365 groups. They write there own program and it seems like Sharepoint Online is flagging some.jar files as virus. This makes the backup throw warnings and cannot backup thise files.

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.

SecureAge Integrates Artificial Intelligence Powered APEX Anti-Malware Engine in VirusTotal

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HP aims to secure its PC portfolio with Sure Sense malware blocker


HP on Tuesday announced a bevy of PC updates and new features, as well as the formal release of HP Sure Sense, the company’s new software that uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware.

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.

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.

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. We have noted 20 of these use cases in our e-book, 20 Examples of Smart Cloud Security , and we’re highlighting each one in this blog.

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware


Cyber Security NewsSucuri 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 […].

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.

Israel’s cybersecurity industry is a unicorn. Here’s why

The Parallax

Fewer attendees, perhaps, expected him to reference the Hollywood action movies of Jean-Claude van Damme, who happened to be sitting in the front row for the highest-profile speech of Israel’s largest cybersecurity conference. Cybersecurity is a true blood sport,” Netanyahu quipped.

Chernobyl’s lessons for critical-infrastructure cybersecurity

The Parallax

The operators were not informed of this and were not aware that the test performed could have brought the reactor into an explosive condition. There were at least two other cybersecurity incidents at U.S. Layered security to stop hackers. Cybersecurity holes still remain.

ASUS ShadowHammer backdoor: Was China to blame?


ASUS laptops infected by the “ShadowHammer” malware were targeted by the People’s Republic of China. Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, Information Security (Info Sec

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. Figures from security company Malwarebytes Labs in a new report suggest […].

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


With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

UPS Data Breach


Sensitive information at eBay was recently compromised as well, and the re. 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.

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2017 in cybersecurity and privacy news

The Parallax

From rampant ransomware to the Equifax breach to geopolitical machinations, it’s hard not to be a cynic about the past 12 months of security and privacy news. And not all federal cybersecurity decisions this year were necessarily harmful to consumers.

Cloud Workload Protection Products at Risk with New Cyber Attack


Security products are meant to prevent cyber attacks. What happens, then, when a cyber attack, namely malware, is used to uninstall security software designed specifically to prevent public cloud infrastructure compromise? zero trust cryptocurrency malware Malware Detection

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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. Most talks on cloud security revolve around preventing a hacker from gaining access, or protecting yourself from a data leak. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. If you’re prepared for this new era of malware, you’ve nothing to fear. Rachel Gillevet.

Millions of Android users beware: Alibaba’s UC Browser can be used to deliver malware


UC Browser, a hugely popular mobile browser from Alibaba-owned UCWeb, has a design flaw that allows attackers to swap out downloads from the company’s servers with files from any server on the internet, according to researchers at Russian security firm Dr. Web. Cyber Security News

Mueller’s indictment of election hackers a cybersecurity ‘wake-up call’

The Parallax

As Dave Aitel, former NSA cybersecurity analyst and the current chief security technical officer of cybersecurity company Cyxtera tells The Parallax, the details of the indictment indicate the high level of confidence the Justice Department has in its charges. Regardless of U.S.

White Paper: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal


With changes in technology, enterprise cyber security professionals can now leverage automated in-line response and recovery to enhance security. We believe this is the only way to reduce the impact of malware and breaches in a cost effective way. By Bob Gourley.

Prepare for The Cyber Threat : What Executives Need to Know to Manage Risk


Cybersecurity is one of the most high-profile topics for organizations today and one of their biggest sources of risk. Available data suggest that 84% of corporations have malware on their networks. Compliance: Do we understand the difference between compliance and security?

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. Company Security Companies 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.”

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. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War NewsCisco Systems Inc warned on Wednesday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with [.].

6th Annual Cybersecurity Canon Hall of Fame Awards

Palo Alto Networks

Rick Howard presenting at the 6th Annual Cybersecurity Canon Hall of Fame Gala. Last week, Palo Alto Networks hosted the sixth annual Cybersecurity Canon Hall of Fame Awards at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Events cybersecurity canon awards Cybersecurity Canon Review

Best of TechBeacon 2018: Security shifts left


Enterprise security is about a lot more than malware, hackers, and data breaches. Much of what goes into managing enterprise cyber risk is also about secure development practices, regulatory compliance, and the ability to harness emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning methodologies to bolster security. Security, Application Security, Information Security (Info Sec), Application Security Testing (AST), Data Security, DevOps Security