Tag: Sophos

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Corona virus COVID-19 abused to spread malware

Corona virus COVID-19 abused to spread malware

Cybercriminals are known to exploit hypes, trends, and concerns of the public to spread malware. Security company Sophos has discovered that the coronavirus is also being abused by criminals. In doing so, it mainly responds to people's fears. The corona virus, also known as COVID-19, causes a gr... Read more

date4 years ago
Vulnerability in Gigabyte driver used for ransomware attack

Vulnerability in Gigabyte driver used for ransomware attack

A no longer used Gigabyte driver has been discovered, with a digital signature, which can still be used to fully encrypt the files on a computer. Cybersecurity firm Sophos investigated, and concluded that a workaround it was indeed possible. Ransomware RobbinHood would use the outdated driver wi... Read more

date4 years ago
Sophos launches cloud tool to build safer applications

Sophos launches cloud tool to build safer applications

Sophos has made two new innovations available. The biggest innovation is SophosLabs Intelix, a cloud-based tool for secure apps. Cloud Optix will also be updated, to simplify cloud security. SophosLabs Intelix allows developers to make API calls to the cloud platform to assess the risk of files,... Read more

date4 years ago
Thoma Bravo acquires Sophos

Thoma Bravo acquires Sophos

Sophos will most likely be in the hands of Thoma Bravo soon. The company has, in fact, received a takeover bid from the American private equity company of USD 7.40 per share. This amounts to a total of approximately 3.9 billion dollars (3.53 billion euros). The board of directors will unanimousl... Read more

date5 years ago
RDP attack patterns identified by Sophos

RDP attack patterns identified by Sophos

Sophos informs Techzine that it has identified patterns used by hackers in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks. In the past year, this technique was used in two major ransomware attacks, namely SamSam and Matrix. The reason for the study is the recent publicity surrounding an error in the remote R... Read more

date5 years ago
Sophos buys MDR specialist Rook Security

Sophos buys MDR specialist Rook Security

Sophos has taken over sector partner Rook Security. Rook Security specialises in managed detection and response (MDR) and has a team of cyberthreat hunters and incident response experts who provide their services 24/7. Founded in 2008, Rook Security monitors, hunts, analyzes, and responds to cyber s... Read more

date5 years ago
Ransomware MegaCortex performs 47 attacks within a week

Ransomware MegaCortex performs 47 attacks within a week

A ransomware called MegaCortex carried out 47 attacks last week. That's two-thirds of all 76 attacks detected since the discovery of the ransomware last January. According to Sophos, MegaCortex uses a tactic known as big-game hunting. The ransomware appears to be designed to attack large corporate ... Read more

date5 years ago

Windows update causes problems with McAfee, Sophos and Avast

A recent patch for Windows seems to have caused problems with anti-malware software, writes Ars Technica. In recent days, Microsoft has added more and more antivirus programs to its list of known problems. These include software from Sophos, Avira, ArcaBit, Avast and McAfee. The problems arose after... Read more

date5 years ago
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