What protection can be offered from sophisticated malware such as Regin?
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 4:59 AM by Carl Leonard
Websense® Security Labs™ researchers are continuing the analysis of a sophisticated malware attack which has been observed to conduct espionage against Russian, Saudi Arabian, and Irish targets, amongst others. Regin, as the malware family ...   Read more >
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Black Friday Themed Amazon Voucher Scam
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 3:15 AM by Xue Yang
The Websense ® ThreatSeeker ® Intelligence Cloud has detected Amazon voucher scams using Black Friday Gift Card themes as a lure. We have observed a surge of over 20,000 spam emails with the subject of "Amazon Black Friday Gift Card #XXXXXXXXX"...   Read more >
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Webcast: Preparing for Big Data and the Internet of Things
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:17 AM by Bob Hansmann
Big Data and the Internet of Things are causing an exponential rise in threat risks to organizations of all sizes. In our webcast with Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at Websense and Rick McElroy, Director of Information Security for...   Read more >
Websense Security Labs™ Publishes 2015 Security Predictions
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:30 PM by Carl Leonard
Websense Security Labs gives their predictions on where they expect new and innovative cyber threats to emerge in the coming year. Websense Security Labs (WSL) has completed their 2015 Security Predictions report and it’s now available to the data...   Read more >
Websense Security Labs Reveals Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:05 AM by Adam Bennett
Predictions Explore Healthcare Data as a Top Target, Internet of Things Attacks on Businesses and the Evolution in Credit Card Hacks AUSTIN, Texas - August 14, 2014 - Cybersecurity created headlines and headaches in 2014, with large-scale data breaches...   Read more >
Official Website of Popular Science Compromised
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:25 PM by AToro
Websense® ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud has detected that the official website of Popular Science has been compromised and is serving malicious code. Popular Science is a well-established monthly magazine with a readership of more than a million...   Read more >
When Did You Last Look Into a Crystal Ball? Announcing our 2014 Predictions Accuracy Report
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 8:10 PM by Carl Leonard
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If the open source community had anticipated the implications of the vulnerability that lead to OpenSSL Heartbleed and businesses had anticipated the fallout from Shellshock would things have been different? They sure would...   Read more >
Ebola Spreads - In Cyber Attacks Too
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:38 AM by uwang
The Ebola virus has been spreading in West Africa since first appearing in Guinea in December, 2013. Its rising rate of infection, high mortality rate, and challenging isolation and containment requirements have raised world-wide alarm. Against that backdrop...   Read more >
POODLE Vulnerability: This Pooch is a Pain
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:04 PM by Bob Hansmann
Tuesday the Google Security Team announced the discovery of a bug in web-encryption technology that could allow hackers to view confidential information like passwords and other encrypted information sent over web connections. What is it? A new critical...   Read more >
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SSLv3 "POODLE" Vulnerability CVE-2014-3566
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:40 AM by ngriffin
CVE-2014-3566 Overview Websense® Security Labs are aware of a critical vulnerability that exists in SSLv3, dubbed as "POODLE" by the Google Security Team . The vulnerability has also been explained in a security advisory by OpenSSL and given...   Read more >
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Take The Opportunity to Make Changes for the Future
Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:56 AM by Carl Leonard
Security awareness is a year-round responsibility for all of us. However, take the opportunity during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a U.S.-led initiative, to further promote cyber security best practice and awareness within your own...   Read more >
Your Best Response to BadUSB
Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 10:47 PM by Bob Hansmann
A newly discovered flaw in USBs, dubbed BadUSB , that allows them to become automated hacking tools is the latest challenge for data security professionals. This recently announced vulnerability may fundamentally change how the world uses and shares information...   Read more >
IT World – Canada pointing the blame for data breaches
Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 8:45 PM by Matthew Mors
With the leap this year in the number of data breaches there's enough finger pointing going around to make IT professionals stay in bed forever. The latest comes from John McCormack, CEO of Websense , a maker of gateways and data security solutions...   Read more >
Shellshock Brief
Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 5:09 PM by Bob Hansmann
One week after its discovery, the fallout from the Shellshock or 'BashBug' Vulnerability continues to grow. As noted in our initial assessment, Linux and Mac OS X systems, including those running Bash versions up to 4.3, may be exploitable by...   Read more >
Malware in the Wild Abusing "Shellshock" Vulnerability
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 3:08 AM by Carl Leonard
Since the Shellshock vulnerability became public knowledge , our ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud has seen evidence of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild to drop malware. We shall illustrate one such example below: Backdoors and Bot Nets...   Read more >
CNBC Hack attacks on hospitals jump 600% this year: CEO
Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:42 PM by Matthew Mors
Hacking medical data has become a booming business, and attacks against hospitals are up 600 percent in 2014, a security company CEO told CNBC. The increase in data-sharing, and the growth of the Internet of everything may be good for medicine, but it's...   Read more >
Brace for “Shellshock” – 25-year-old Vulnerability is Set to Detonate Against Global Webservers
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 11:04 PM by Bob Hansmann
Like an unexploded artillery shell laying dormant for decades, a highly dangerous vulnerability affecting widespread operating system code developed in the 1980’s has placed website operators and security professionals around the world on high alert...   Read more >
CNBC – What can you do about the 'Bash' bug? Not much
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 8:41 PM by Matthew Mors
The impact of the most recent security bug dubbed "Shell Shock" or the "Bash" bug has the potential to be massive, security experts say. And unfortunately there's not much people can do to guard against it. The bug affects Unix...   Read more >
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Financial Times – Editor’s Choice: Shellshock's threat to the web
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 8:40 PM by Matthew Mors
Websense chief executive John McCormack discusses the Shellshock bug, which he describes as one of the most significant security issues to the web. Click here to watch the video...   Read more >
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The Wall Street Journal – Google and Amazon Respond to Shellshock Security Flaw
Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 8:37 PM by Matthew Mors
Google and Amazon raced Thursday to patch the latest hole in the Internet, after researchers discovered a bug in software that runs on up to 50% of all web servers and many Apple devices. Dubbed the "bash" bug or "shellshock," the...   Read more >
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