Cloud Security News: Week in Review February 24th, 2017 Edition Cloud Security News: Week in Review is our blog series, grabbing the more interesting cloud security scoops from the web. Sit back,…

Cloud Security News: Week in Review February 24th, 2017 Edition

Alex O'Connor

As Marketing Specialist, Alex works on all things digital and creative, striving to successfully drive CloudLock’s marketing campaigns.

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Cloud Security News: Week in Review is our blog series, grabbing the more interesting cloud security scoops from the web. Sit back, relax, and catch up on all you should know about this week.

Here it is folks, a list of the top 15 cyberthreats that everyone should beware of in today’s cybersecurity world. I bet you can guess what some of the top contenders are. Speaking of cyberthreats, there’s a new malware in town that’s targeting Chrome users. If you fall into this category, you may want to read this one. On a related note, it was discovered this past weekend that an old malware has resurfaced after taking a nice sabbatical of almost four years. Read below for more details.

ZDNet: From malware to cyber-spies, the 15 biggest threats online, ranked

By Steve Ranger (@steveranger)

A threat landscape report recently published by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) ranks the 15 biggest cyberthreats that everyone should take serious note of in 2017. After evaluating a number of trends seen in 2016, ENISA found that the number one threat was… wait for it… Malware. Other top cyberthreats include denial of service, phishing, and ransomware. Check out the article to see what else made the list.

Hack Read: Chrome Users Beware- Do Not Fall Prey to Missing Font Malware Campaign

By Waqas Amir (@Writerblues)

According to this story, NeoSmart Technologies just discovered that cybercriminals have been targeting Chrome full force as of late, this time attacking users via a new type of malware. Wondering how it works? It uses “JavaScript to manipulate the text on a compromised WordPress website” and victims are tricked into downloading a “missing” font. Unfortunately for the unbeknownst Chrome user, once they click to download, they do not install the font, but rather install the malware that was hiding in the malicious code all along.

Threatpost: Data Stealing Malware TeamSpy Resurfaces in Spam Campaign

By Chris Brook

Now here’s an interesting one. Back in 2013, researchers from the CrySyS Lab discovered a malware that was tied to an extensive espionage campaign believed to have been in place for almost 10 years. The campaign focused on attacking “high profile industrial, research, or diplomatic targets.” After taking a breather for close to four years now, it looks like the same malware might be back at it again after a new campaign was identified, one that uses similar tactics as the 2013 attacks.

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