Kaspersky says that fake exchanges, fake mining hardware and wallet phishing are the most popular crypto scams of the year, many of which it said have a higher-than-usual level of detail.
Ransomware is a type of malware in which the perpetrator threatens to commit a malicious act unless the victim pays a ransom. The simplest type of ransomware appears to lock the target system, although a person with reasonable knowledge of computers can usually resolve the problem without paying the ransom.
However, the most sophisticated ransomware attacks encrypt the victim’s data in a way that’s impractical to decrypt, meaning the cost of decrypting the data without the decryption key is greater than the ransom. Modern ransomware typically requires payment in the form of a digital currency such as Bitcoin, making it difficult to trace the payment and prosecute the perpetrator. More…
Trend Micro’s Linux Threat Report identifies the most vulnerable distributions and biggest security headaches
Analysts reviewed 13 million security incidents and found that end-of-life versions of Linux distributions were at the biggest risk….
Trend Micro detection data from the Linux Threat Report 2021 1H shows the top four Linux distributions where the top threat types were found:
- CentOS Linux: 51%
- CloudLinux Server: 31%
- Ubuntu Server: 10%
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 3%
Trend Micro analyzed more than 13 million security events to identify the top 10 malware families and most common threat types. The top five threat types affecting Linux servers from Jan. 1 to June 30 were:
- Coin Miners: 25%
- Web shells: 20%
- Ransomware: 12%
- Trojans: 10%
- Others: 3%
About 40% of the detections came from the U.S., followed by Thailand and Singapore with 19% and 14%. More….