In a recap of the threat landscape in 2017, Dr. Jon Oliver at Trend Micro highlighted reasons that cyber criminals continue to be very strategic in the way they target businesses and shows why the trend has no end in sight...
An Iranian hacking group dubbed OilRig by security researchers who's most likely sponsorship is tied to the government in Tehran, has begun to employ new tools and expand their targets. Though government entities in the West and Middle-East are their primary focus, recent reports indicate that private businesses are also being targeted.
It was only a matter of time of course before malware would begin attempting exploitation of the Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities across billions of computing platforms worldwide.
This week Cisco issued an advisory regarding a security flaw in Cisco hardware devices running their Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software. This vulnerability is considered severe and everyone should patch now, because if the vulnerability is properly exploited, it could result in remote code execution and denial of service.