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Monday, 9 October 2017

THE RISE OF FINANCIAL CYBER THREATS

FINANCIAL threats are still profitable for cyber criminals and, therefore, continue to be an enduring part of the threat landscape. From financial Trojans that attack online banking, to attacks against automated teller machines (ATMs) and fraudulent interbank transactions, there are many different attack vectors utilised by criminals.

Symantec predicted in 2015, there was an increase in attacks against corporations and financial institutions during 2016. This was evident from a series of high-value heists targeting Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) customers. While there is no evidence of any such high value heists on Swift customers this year, the 2016 attacks saw several such institutions lose millions of dollars to cyber criminals and nation state-supported attackers such as the Lazarus group.


On average, 38 per cent of the financial threats we detected in 2016 were found in large business locations. Most of these infection attempts were not targeted attacks but were instead due to widespread email campaigns. Although we have seen a 36 per cent decrease in detection numbers for financial malware in 2016, this is mainly due to earlier detection in the attack chain and more focused attacks.

With more than 1.2 million annual detections, the financial threat space is still 2.5 times bigger than that of Ransomware. The financial Trojan threat landscape is dominated by three malware families: Ramnit, Bebloh (Trojan.Bebloh), and Zeus (Trojan.Zbot). These three families were responsible for 86 per cent of all financial.


Monday, 22 May 2017

KUENDELEA KUKUA KWA UHALIFU MTANDAO - NANI WA KULAUMIWA?

Kumeendelea kukua kwa uhalifu mtandao maeneo mengi duniani – Huku baadhi wakitafsiri hili linatokana na wana usalama mtandao kuonekana kulemewa (Kuzidiwa) na wahalifu mtandao.

Hili limepingwa katika kikao kilicho kamilika mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita, Nchini Afrika kusini ambapo binafsi nilishiriki na kuzungumza na wenzangu kuhusiana na namna sahihi ya uchunguzi wa makosa ya kimtandao – Kubwa nililozungumzia ilikua ni kuwa rudisha wenzangu kwenye mstari kwa kuwakumbusha juu ya taratibu tulizojiwekea na zinazo takiwa kufatwa na mataifa yote duniani.

Pamoja na mambo mengine, nilikumbusha umuhimu kuhakiki hatua zote za uchunguzi zinakua katika maandishi – Zaidi, nilicho zungumza pia kinaweza kupatikana katika Habari inayoweza kusomeka “HAPA”

Kuhusiana na ukuwaji wa uhalifu mtandao kila mmoja wetu amekiri hili halisababishwi na wana usalama mtandao  kuzidiwa nguvu – Lawama imeonekana kuelekezwa kwa mataifa mbali mbali pamoja na watumiaji wa mwisho “Users”.

Friday, 20 January 2017

SAMSUNG SMARTCAM FALLS VICTIM TO CYBER ATTACK

Today all devices in our home are becoming more connected to networks than ever to make our lives easy. But what's worrisome is that these connected devices can be turned against us, anytime, due to lack of stringent security measures and insecure encryption mechanisms implemented in this Internet of Things (IoTs) devices.

Cam devices have among those connected devices we mostly use for many reasons – We have witness many incidents were these devises falling victims to Cyberattacks. The most recent victim of this issue is the Samsung's range of SmartCam home security cameras – Cybercriminals find their way into Samsung SmartCam, It's not necessary to break into your computer or Smartphone to spy on you.



Hackers have confirmed it is too easy to hijack the popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras, as they contain a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that could let hackers gain root access and take full control of these devices.

SmartCam is one of the Samsung's SmartThings ranges of devices, which allows its users to connect, manage, monitor and control "smart" devices in their home using their smartphones or tablets.