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Check Point research reports that IcedID Banking Trojan enters top 10 in global malware index following COVID-related campaign

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a pioneering provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for March 2021. Researchers report that the IcedID banking trojan has entered the Index for the first time, taking second place, while the established Dridex trojan was the most prevalent malware during March, up from seventh in February. First seen in 2017, IcedID has been spreading rapid...

New android malware disguised as Netflix app spreads via WhatsApp message auto-replies

Check Point Research (CPR) discovered new malware on Google’s Play Store that spreads via WhatsApp messages.  The malware is designed to automatically respond to incoming WhatsApp messages on the victim’s device, using content that the malware downloads from a remote server. Hidden in fake Netflix app CPR found the malware hidden in a fake Netflix application on the Play Store called FlixOnline, which promised unlimited entertainment from anywhere in the world. If successful,...

Check Point Research reports hundreds of exploitation attempts on organisations due to Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Check Point Research (CPR) reports that since the recently disclosed vulnerabilities on Microsoft Exchange Servers, a race has started between hackers and security professionals. CPR is seeing hundreds of exploitation attempts against organisations world-wide that are related to the four zero-day vulnerabilities currently affecting the Microsoft Exchange Server. In the past 24 hours alone, CPR has observed that the number of exploitation attempts on organisations it tracks doubled every two to...

Check Point Software launches Harmony solution to enable secure connectivity and endpoint protection for users

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, launches Check Point Harmony, the first unified solution to enable secure connectivity to any resource anywhere and give total endpoint protection for users on any device. Harmony secures both corporate and BYOD devices, and internet connections from known and zero-day attacks, while giving Zero-Trust access to business applications in a single, easy to manage solution. Securing the new work from anywhere en...

Check Point expands its unified cloud security platform to deliver next generation cloud native application security and API protection

Check Point has extended the capabilities of its unified CloudGuard Cloud Native Security platform with the launch of new CloudGuard Application Security (AppSec), a fully automated web application and API protection solution, enabling enterprises to secure all their cloud-native applications against both known and zero-day attacks. CloudGuard AppSec, part of the CloudGuard Workload Protection capabilities, eliminates the need for manual tuning and high rate of false-positive alerts associated...

Check Point’s investigation reveals that the Iranian government continues to surveil regime dissidents

Check Point Research (CPR) recently conducted investigations into two known Iranian cyber groups which showed the Iranian government continues to surveil and attack dissidents of the regime, in Iran and abroad. The first cyber-group, known as APT-C-50, spies on the mobile phones of dissidents, collecting phone call recordings, messages, pictures, and GPS data. In a campaign dubbed ‘Domestic Kitten’, APT-C-50 targeted over 1200 individuals living in seven countries, with over 600 suc...

Check Point Software’s Quantum Spark security gateways protect SMBs against the most advanced cyber threats

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cyber security solutions globally, has announced the availability of its complete Quantum Spark series of security gateways for small and medium size businesses (SMBs). The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving unrivalled ease of deployment and management, and delivering optimum security without needing specialist skills. The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investiga...

Check Point Software partners with Scottish Business Resilience Centre to support incident response helpline for SMEs

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cyber security solutions globally, has announced that it has partnered with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) to support its new cyber incident response helpline for the Scottish SME community. The free helpline, which is the first of its kind in the UK, launched in October 2020 in the face of rising cyber threats towards businesses and charities in the SME community across Scotland. The helpline provides both immediate...

Check Point research shows a massive 45% spike in cyber-attacks targeting healthcare organisations worldwide

Researchers at internationally renowned cyber-security vendor, Check Point have reported a surge in cyber-attacks targeting healthcare organisations across the globe. Since the beginning of November 2020, researchers have documented a 45% increase in cyber-attacks targeting healthcare organisations worldwide, placing the healthcare sector at the top of the hit list for cyber criminals, when compared to all other industries. Surge in cyber-attacks on the healthcare sector The surge in cyber-at...

Check Point Software ensures security of vital public health data and services in the cloud for NHS Scotland

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a foremost provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has announced that it has been chosen by NHS National Services Scotland, the publicly funded healthcare service in Scotland to secure and streamline the management of its public cloud data, and provide complete threat prevention for vital public services such as Scotland’s Test & Protect and vaccine management services. About NHS Scotland NHS Scotland provides public health and soci...

Check Point becomes trainer with ISACA to provide CISOs with new ways to attain certified cyber skills

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announces that it has become an accredited trainer with ISACA, a global learning organisation and technology association. The partnership will see Check Point and ISACA provide CISOs with new ways to prepare for and attain certified cyber skills. Strategic leadership responsibilities CISOs can gain access to ISACA’s courses using Check Point’s cyber-security learning credits or by direct...

Check Point releases a new survey to highlight security strategies forced by the COVID-19 pandemic

Check Point has released the findings of a new survey, which shows organisations’ key cyber-security priorities and challenges through to 2023, and highlights the changes to their security strategies forced by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020. Over half of respondents said their organisations are seeing more attacks and threats now than at the start of 2020. The majority believe their approach to security will not return to its pre-pandemic state, with just one in five saying that their...