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Cryptomining Replaces Ransomware as Most Popular Cybercrime Malware

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Ron Davidson, CTO and Vice President, R&D, Skybox Security

Skybox® Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, announced today the release of its mid-year update to the Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report which analyzes vulnerabilities, exploits and threats in play. The report, compiled by the team of security analysts at the Skybox® Research Lab, aims to help organizations align their security strategy with the reality of the current threat landscape.

The mid-year update explores trends observed from January to June of 2018. One of the most significant findings is the replacement of ransomware as the cybercriminal tool of choice with cryptomining malware. In the last six months of 2017, ransomware accounted for 32 percent of attacks, while malicious cryptominers accounted for seven percent. By the first half of 2018, the figures had switched almost exactly: malicious cryptominers accounted for 32 percent of attacks while ransomware dropped to eight percent. Read more

VPNFilter Malware: What is known so far.

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Marina Kidron, Director of Threat Intelligence in the Skybox Research Lab

A new destructive VPNFilter malware has compromised 500, 000 networking devices worldwide

Recently, a malware known as “VPNFilter” was discovered infecting various types of routers. VPNFilter is a modular, multi-stage malware that works mainly on home or small office routers. Since 2016, when the malware was initially introduced, it has compromised more than 500,000 home and small office routers and NAS boxes. Infection of such a large scale could allow the malware’s creators to utilize the affected nodes as a private VPN, making the trace back to the origin of a targeted attack very difficult.

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SonicWall Defends Businesses, Users from Memory-Based Attacks and Zero-Day Malware, Including Malicious PDFs and Office Documents

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SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, expands the capabilities of the patent-pending SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMITM) technology to enhance protection against malicious PDFs and Microsoft Office files. A key component of the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, the SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service, using RTDMI technology, identified more than 3,500 never-before-seen attack variants since January 1, 2018.

“Cybercriminals are executing with extreme agility to exploit any and all vulnerabilities in both technology and user behavior,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Memory regions are the next key battlegrounds where organizations will combat cybercriminals. If left unmitigated, they’ll leave a key attack vector vulnerable to new waves of modern cyberattacks.”

First announced in February 2018, RTDMI technology is used by the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform to identify and mitigate even the most insidious cyber threats, including memory-based attacks. RTDMI proactively detects and blocks unknown mass-market malware — including malicious PDFs and attacks leveraging Microsoft Office documents — via deep memory inspection in real time.

“Attacks are leveraging sophisticated and proprietary encryption techniques to mask their attacks within memory,” said SonicWall CTO John Gmuender. “For this reason, organizations need to be proactive in identifying and mitigating attacks where weaponry only is exposed for up to 100 nanoseconds. More and more malware, ransomware and other advanced attacks will be delivered via this vector in the coming months and years.” Read more