NSFOCUS in the News

Was Hollywood Presbyterian ransom attack preventable?

February 23, 2016 | NSFOCUS

MedCity News The hackers who brought down the computer network and connected medical devices at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles have taken healthcare cyberattacks to the next level, according to a maker of network security technology. The hackers are demanding a ransom of 9,000 Bitcoin, equivalent to about $3.6 million, to unlock the […]

Phony CloudFlare DDoS page redirects victims to Nuclear EK

February 18, 2016 | NSFOCUS

SC Magazine CloudFlare DDoS check page as a Nuclear exploit kit (EK) gate to load a malicious redirection that ultimately triggers the EK, Malwarebytes Security Researcher Jerome Segura said in a blog post, “Upon further check, the server’s IP address is clearly visible and does not belong to CloudFlare at all. Our Principal Sales Engineer […]

Massive Brute-Force Attack on Alibaba Affects Millions

February 10, 2016 | NSFOCUS

InfoSecurity  Up to 21 million accounts on Alibaba e-commerce site TaoBao may have been compromised thanks to a massive brute-force attack. Dave Martin, our security expert and director said that some of the accounts were compromised because of overlapping passwords but there were likely many accounts stolen due to weak passwords that were defeated using […]

Utilities Lack Visibility to Prevent All Attacks, Research Shows

February 10, 2016 | NSFOCUS

eWeek As reports of attacks against energy utilities emerge, there is some evidence that they aren’t properly secured, two separate studies show. NSFOCUS report analyzed that the malware which has been implicated in the Ukraine outage shows that the attack didn’t necessarily use an exotic zero-day vulnerability. The report concludes that a Trojan called BlackEnergy […]

Costly government cybersecurity system needs major changes

February 10, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security A new report on the EINSTEIN government cybersecurity system concluded that it is only “partially meeting its stated system objectives,” and needs some major changes. The report comes from the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) and had some startling revelations, including that the National Cybersecurity Protection System(NCPS), operationally known as EISTEIN, is […]

29 Daily Habits of Incredibly Successful Executives

February 8, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Inc. Magazine Getting ahead in business and life is less about luck and more about doing the right things day in and out. 29 successful executives talked about their simple daily habits for helping them get ahead. Tanya Candia, our CMO said “It’s vitally important to stay in shape and maintain good health, and nothing […]

HSBC Internet Banking Disabled by DDoS Attack

February 3, 2016 | NSFOCUS

eSecurity Planet HSBC’s Internet banking services were made unavailable for several hours on January 29, 2016 as the bank’s system came under a DDoS attack, BBC News reports. Dave Martin, security expert and director at NSFOCUS said the disruption to online services can be as damaging as a breach. To read the full article, please […]

Britain’s HSBC Recovers from Massive DDoS Attack

February 3, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Security Week British bank HSBC has managed to get its Internet and mobile banking systems back online after crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked systems offline on Friday. Dave Martin, security expert and director at NSFOCUS told Security Week that the costs and technical barriers to execute a DDoS attack continue to decline. […]

Congress demands Juniper backdoor audits by government agencies

February 3, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security Congressional oversight committee wants to know which U.S. government agencies used firewalls that may have been affected by the recently uncovered Juniper backdoor vulnerability. Stephen Gates, chief research analyst and principal engineer at NSFOCUS IB, said it is in the best interest of all U.S. citizens to ensure that the government is […]

Anti-DDoS Solution From NSFOCUS Helps Australian Service Provider Micron21 Mitigate Massive Denial of Service Attack

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Wall Street Select Our anti-DDoS solution helps Australian service provider Micron21 mitigate massive denial of service attack. The attack – 90 Gbps, is the largest and broadest Micron21 has experienced so far. It started relatively small then rapidly increased over the course of 30 minutes. Our COO, Allan Thompson, said “We’re honored that NSFOCUS ADS […]