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Cybersecurity Threats

The CIS and MS-ISAC cybersecurity professionals analyze risks and alert members to current online security threats.

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*Microsoft did not release Patch Tuesday security updates in February 2017

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Source of Reported Data Breaches

Data breaches 2015-2017    

The MS-ISAC observed a nearly 400% increase in reported data breaches in Q1 2017. This growth is largely due to an increase in breaches from Business Email Compromise (BEC) phishing. Phishing accounted for 90% of reported data breaches in Q1 2017.

 

Top Malware Last Month

  1. Kovter (Trojan)
  2. Timba (Banking Trojan)
  3. Zues (Banking Trojan)
  4. DNSChanger (DNS Highjacker)
  5. Ponmocup (Downloader)
  6. Hancitor (Downloader)
  7. Cerber (Ransomware)
  8. Fleercivet (Click Fraud)
  9. RIG Exploit Kit (EK)
  10. Urnsif (Banking Trojan)
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Latest advisory

Last Advisory 25 May 2017

A Vulnerability in Samba Could Allow for Remote Code Execution MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER: 2017-050 DATE(S) ISSUED: 05/25/2017 OVERVIEW: A vulnerability…

A Vulnerability in Samba Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

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Explanation of the Current Alert Level of GUARDED

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On May 24, 2017, the Cyber Threat Alert Level was evaluated and is remaining at Blue (Guarded), due a vulnerability affecting JBoss Application Server. On May 24, 2017, the MS-ISAC released an advisory for a vulnerability in the JBoss Application Server, which could allow for remote code execution. Organizations and users are advised to update and apply all appropriate vendor security patches to vulnerable systems and to continue to update their antivirus signatures daily. Another line of defense includes user awareness training regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.