NSFOCUS in the News

Despite precautions, DDoS attacks becoming more dire, damaging

March 14, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Third Certainty The daily rounds of DDoS assaults launched by ideologues and extortionists continue to rise in magnitude, while sucking up vast amounts of the Internet’s bandwidth. This is continuing even as companies and organizations are spending millions to defend against such attacks. Steve Gates, our Chief Research Analyst said business owners considering anti-DDoS technology […]

Slew of dangerous Adobe Flash flaws patched

March 11, 2016 | NSFOCUS

IT NEWS Adobe has issued patches for 21 serious flaws in its Flash Player software to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow attackers to take control of victim’s systems. Researchers from multi companies including NSFOCUS, also discovered a heap underflow vulnerability in Adobe Flash and eight memory corruption bugs – all of which allow […]

11 Security Solutions for Small Business

March 11, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Business News Daily Cybersecurity is a must for any business with a presence online. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of Web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack. The article summed up 11 small-business-friendly cybersecurity solutions, which included DDoS mitigation solution provided by NSFOCUS. To read the full […]

Adobe Flash Player Released to Fix Security Bug Used in Live Attacks

March 10, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Softpedia Adobe’s Flash Player update has been late this time around, but it’s here now, and users have a good reason to upgrade since one of the 18 security holes plugged during this month’s release is an issue used in real-world malware attacks. Most of these bugs were reported by security researchers working in security […]

The Price of Popularity: WordPress Security Woes

March 9, 2016 | NSFOCUS

CMS Wire WordPress is everywhere. According to the latest estimates, 25 percent of all websites around the globe are run on the content management system, which is also one of the most hacked platforms. WordPress sites can be attacked through many kinds of vulnerabilities. The article pinged a number of security experts on the topic […]

Reactions to the KeRanger ransomware for Macs

March 8, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Help Net Security  Security researchers have discovered the first fully functional aimed at Mac users. The malware, dubbed KeRanger has been found bundled into the Mac version of the open source Transmission BitTorrent client, and made available for download on the Transmission developers’ official website. Vann Abernethy, our CTO pointed out that these types of […]

Ransomware migrates to Apple Mac computers

March 8, 2016 | NSFOCUS

ComputerWeekly Security researchers have uncovered what is believed to be the first active malware to encrypt Apple Mac computers and demand ransom to unlock them. Our chief technology officer Vann Abernethy said, “as Apple computers and devices become more popular with corporate IT departments, there’s recognition by attackers that valuable data and resources are available […]

When Malware Becomes a Service, Anyone Can Be a Hacker

February 25, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Gadgets 360 A DDoS attack, one of the most popular available attacks has been offered as a service commercially to anyone interested by hacking group. Our senior technical expert Vann Abernethy said “Distributed Denial of Service attacks have been around for a while now, and each year they grow in size, number, and sophistication. We […]

DDoS attacks: how to mitigate these persistent threats

February 25, 2016 | NSFOCUS

CSO Enterprises and end users remain at risk of a DDoS attack, which have been named the #1 Internet threat. The DDoS attack itself may be a bit more sinister, according to NSFOCUS IB. A DDoS attack is an attempt to exhaust resources so that you deny access to resources for legitimate users. In a […]

Downstream networks detect Wendy’s breach

February 25, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Green Sheet Numerous consumers who used credit cards at Midwest and Northeast locations of The Wendy’s Co. in the latter part of 2015 were notified by their card issuing banks of a potential data security breach. Company spokesman Bob Bertini advised news media that fraudulent charges began to appear elsewhere after the cards were […]