This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On February 07, 2020

Monday 2/3

Ransomware Meets Its Match With Automated Cyber Defenses (Varonis)

Ransomware ain’t going away. After a dip in activity, 2019 saw a breath-taking spike — a 500% increase from the previous year — in ransomware victims, including over 700 health care providers, 100 state and municipal government agencies, and 80 universities and colleges.

Increase in Emotet Spam Observed, Blocked by Symantec

As Emotet activity increased, Symantec blocked as many as 1 million Emotet spam emails per day.

Tuesday 2/4

4 Types of Security Scans Every Organization Should Be Using (Arctic Wolf)

While most people keep regular office hours in their day-to-day lives, hackers are at work 24 hours a day. They don't even take vacations! And since your network is always connected to the outside world via the internet, you must ensure its protection on a constant basis. Otherwise, you leave your organization open to a variety of different cyberattacks.

Another Metamorfo Variant Targeting Customers of Financial Institutions in More Countries (Fortinet)

This second Metamorfo variant targets the customers of even more financial institutions across multiple countries. In this post you can see how it infects the machines of its victims and what it is able to do on a victim’s machine, including how it collects data and communicates with its command and control (C&C) server, as well as what C&C commands it supports.

Wednesday 2/5

TrickBot Switches to a New Windows 10 UAC Bypass to Evade Detection

The TrickBot trojan has evolved again to bolster its ability to elude detection, this time adding a feature that can bypass Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) to deliver malware across multiple workstations and endpoints on a network, researchers have discovered.

Malware stew cooked up on Bitbucket, deployed in attacks worldwide

Threat actors are actively delivering an "unprecedented number of malware types" in a new international attack wave.

Thursday 2/6

Beware Windows 7 users: Malware campaign targeting IoT devices

A malware campaign is targeting IoT devices still using Windows 7. The malware used in the campaign is a self-spreading downloader, which runs malicious scripts as part of the Lemon_Duck PowerShell malware variant family.

Forescout to be Acquired by Advent International in $1.9 Billion Transaction

Forescout Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Advent International will acquire all outstanding shares of Forescout common stock in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.9 billion.

Friday 2/7

What’s new with Citrix Workspace – January 2020

In 2020, Citrix is focused on helping organizations truly unleash human value and improve the employee experience. We are here to guide you every step of the way in delivering the most complete digital workspace for your company.

How Nutanix Solves the Top VDI Deployment Challenges

Virtual applications and desktops are almost literally in Nutanix’s DNA. Today we have thousands of customers successfully delivering millions of virtual apps and desktops on Nutanix.