Cryptocurrency

Fileless Malware Attacks Surge by 900% and Cryptominers Make a Comeback, While Ransomware Attacks Decline

30 March 2021 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report reveals that fileless malware and cryptominer attack rates grew by nearly 900% and 25% respectively, while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48% in 2020 compared to 2019. The WatchGuard Threat Lab also found that Q4 2020 brought a 41% increase in encrypted malware detections over the previous quarter and network attacks hit their highest levels since 2018. The report includes new insights based on endpoint threat intelligence following WatchGuard’s acquisition of Panda Security in June 2020.

Wise Investment Tactics for Fast-Growing Companies

Running a profitable, fast-growing company is exciting. You have poured your heart into it and you are finally reaping the rewards of your hard work. To grow your business, gain a competitive advantage, and maximize profit, you need to start investing your capital strategically.

In this article, you will learn a few basic rules of investing. 

Predict Investment Risks

The rules of investing are clear – the riskier the investment, the more profit it generates. However, as a young, growing company, you need to minimize investment risks and avoid making costly mistakes 

Precisely because of that, you need to understand and predict the potential investment risks you may face. Some of them are:

Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners Gaining Momentum

2 July 2018 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report reveals that 98.8 percent of seemingly common Linux/Downloader malware variants in Q1 2018 were actually designed to deliver a popular Linux-based cryptocurrency miner. This is just one of several signs that malicious crypto-mining malware is becoming a top tactic among cyber criminals. The report details delivery mechanisms for these crypto-miner attacks and explores other prevalent security threats targeting small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises.

Tech Trailblazers Awards for Innovative Startups Announced

The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries. 

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up

RiskIQ: More than 600 blacklisted Bitcoin Apps found across official app stores

London – January 24 2018 – The world’s top app stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers, a new investigation by digital threat management leader RiskIQ today reveals.

RiskIQ analysed 18,408 apps across 20 App stores - including Apple, Google Play, SameAPK and APKPlz.

Monitoring 10 of the popular Bitcoin Exchanges in the app title, it found a staggering 661 to be blacklisted by official cyber security vendors (3.6% of total) - but still available for download by users. 

The top stores guilty of hosting these potentially dangerous apps were Google Play (272), ApkFiles (54) and 9Apps (52).