Threats 101

5 Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Hollywood Presbyterian, MedStar Health, Methodist Hospital — the list of hospitals affected by ransomware in 2016 just goes on and on. With so...

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Jul 2016
Threats 101

How Malware Avoids Detection: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

In this week’s chat, the malware research team looks at the lengths malware authors go to in order to evade detection — from employing common...

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Jun 2016
Threats 101

What You Need to Know About Mobile Malware

What’s Going on with My Phone? Over the past few years security researchers have seen a huge jump in mobile-specific malware. In 2015, analysts at...

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May 2016
Threats 101

Can't Antivirus Stop Most Ransomware? Not on Its Own.

As a kid one of my favorite things in the world was professional wrestling, and one of my favorite things about professional wrestling was the tag...

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May 2016
Threats 101

Barkly Spotlight: Mobile Malware

Your weekly roundup of the latest infosec news, including a look at ransomware attacks against water, power, and other utilities on the rise.  IN...

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May 2016
Threats 101

How Fast Does Ransomware Encrypt Files? Faster than You Think

If there was any doubt ransomware is booming, these stats from Symantec's 2016 ISTR seem to settle it: 362,000 new crypto-ransomware variants...

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Apr 2016
Threats 101

Badlock 101: Skip the Hype and Patch the Bug

What is Badlock? Badlock is a bug that affects Windows Active Directory\File Sharing and the Open Source Samba implementation, which is a free...

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Apr 2016
Threats 101

How Ransomware Will Evolve Next: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

In this week’s chat, the Barkly malware research team looks at the latest developments in ransomware — from the first full-fledged ransomware for...

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Mar 2016
Threats 101

Cyber Attacks Are Not Unique Snowflakes

At first glance, the stat can seem like a typo: Over 390,000 new malware programs are reported and classified every day. Tweet this stat But...

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Mar 2016
Threats 101

5 Nominees for Worst Security Habit Putting You & Your Network at Risk

The Oscars may traditionally be a time for celebrating exceptional performances, but there's something to be said for revisiting our flubs, too....

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Feb 2016