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How The Dexphot Malware Evolves To Avoid Detection

Dexphot is a malware that has raised concern over its complex strategy of avoiding detection. First detected in October 2018, Dexphot is a strain cryptojacking malware. Cryptojacking malware is defined by its main goal of secretly hijacking computer resources in order to generate digital currencies for the cyberattacker. The victim’s computer suffers slowdowns, and is…
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European Airport Finds 50% of its Computers Infected With Malware

50% of the workstations at an international airport in Europe have been infected by a cryptomining malware. The breach was discovered by researchers from cybersecurity company Cyberbit. The researchers stated that they detected the malware due to abnormal activity of the PAExec tool and Reflective DLL Loading on the infected computers. What is cryptojacking? Cryptojacking…
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Employees Maliciously Cause Data Breaches at American Express and Yahoo

In two separate incidents, U.S. companies American Express and Yahoo have both been affected by data breaches of their clients’ personal information. Both attacks were the result of insider threats – a type of cyberattack caused by an internal person in the company. The American Express Incident American Express stated that data that was leaked…
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What Is Malware and How Can You Stop It?

Malware, or malicious software, is any piece of software that is developed with malicious intent. There are many strains of malware that do everything from stealing sensitive data to locking files behind ransom walls. There are many ways that a computer can become infected with malware. Many of these, such as phishing, rely on user…
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3rd Party Programs: Are They Cybersecurity Weakpoints?

Almost 400 dental offices were infected with ransomware in a cyberattack this August. The computers became infected after DDS Safe, a 3rd party cloud backup software that all the affected offices were using, was compromised. The software was developed by Dental Technology Company PerCSoft. Affected offices had their computer files encrypted behind ransomwalls. On August…
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Protecting yourself against Cryptojacking

A cryptojacking attack has forced St. Francis Xavier University to temporarily shut down its computer network systems. The university reports that the cyberattackers attempted to use the school’s computers resources to collect digital currency. What are cryptomining and cryptojacking? Cryptomining is the use of computer resources to collect cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The act of…
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Reporting Data Breaches: Do you need to do it?

Hong Kong’s flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, has been the latest in the long list of companies affected by major digital data breaches. It was reported that the sensitive data of over 9.4 million customers were compromised due to the incident. Over 400 expired credit card numbers, and 27 active cards (without CVV information) were leaked.…
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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Data Privacy Act

The Canadian government has set November 1st as the official date that the new Digital Privacy Act will be implemented. On this day, all private Canadian organizations will need to ensure that they have adhered to the rules defined by this new act. The document outlines regulations regarding the protocols of handling data breaches –…
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