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  Cryptocurrency Miners Exploiting WordPress Sites This entry was posted in Research, WordPress Security on October 26, 2017 by Brad Haas During the last month, the information security media has paid a lot of attention to cryptocurrency mining malware. The Wordfence team has been monitoring the situation, and we are now starting to see attacks attempting to upload mining malware, and site cleaning customers that are already infected. In this post, you’ll learn what cryptocurrency mining is, what’s in it for the attackers, how to check if you...

  This is a must-read for protecting your business from these attacks.  Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven (go to www.krackattacks.com for the full article). We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit...

  Last Friday we held our monthly Executek peer group.   Lead by our very own, Atif Malik, it was another good discussion including these topics. Great Firewall of China Transmit plans by Audio if possible Speak with Government Officials for workaround or exception Find out about leasing lines to access the international internet Possibly partner with other vendors  Project Management Microsoft Project too in-depth and time consuming for basic IT use MS Project too expensive What is the threshold too transition from task based management to full out project management? ...

AlphaKOR has created a peer group, called Executek IT Round Table which meets monthly to bring together the Region' IT experts to discuss timely topics.   The Ransomware event was an extension of our round table and WEtech' inaugural Tech Talk event. Our very own, Atif Malik, co-founded Executek IT Round Table and lead the Ransomware discussion with valuable information.   One of the main keys is to educate all employees of what to do and what not to do to...

  Here is the blog from Wordfence regarding a new campaign targeting fresh WordPress installs. At Wordfence, we track millions of attacks from a wide variety of sources every day. From this data we create a list of the worst-of-the-worst attackers and add those to our IP blacklist to protect our Premium customers. We also carefully monitor the activity that those known bad IP addresses engage in. In May and June, we saw our worst-of-the-worst IPs start using a new kind of attack targeting...

  What We Know A new ransomware variant is spreading quickly across the globe at the time of this writing. There is no consensus yet in the security research community, so the following information is provisional in nature: The ransomware has been dubbed “Petya.” It likely spreads by using two separate exploits. You don’t need to click on anything or take any action. This can spread into your system through the network. That is why it is having such a wide impact and...

  Last week, WordFence reported a huge spike in brute force password-guessing attacks on their websites they protect.   They looked into the IP's that are behind the surge in attack volume and discovered a home router botnet appears to have started attacking again. Back in April,  WordFence wrote about a home router botnet that was being used to attack WordPress websites. Many of those attacks were originating from IPs that had a specific port (7547) open and were running a vulnerable...

  Before we begin, I would like to thank everyone for their awesome feedback on my previous article in this series. Artificial Intelligence for Business is a series of articles on how AI is shifting the business landscape and we will cover the affect it's having on various industries in each article. I'm beginning to realize that we are in a state where we don't have to imagine what the future holds. We merely have to look around us to see that...

  Researchers have been studying the factors that make's people influential for industries such as automotive, energy, and politics for over 60 years. Make no doubt about it; there is a science to how we are influenced and a lot of this science is astounding. When making decisions we ideally believe that we consider all the available information to us before reaching a conclusion. The reality of this is anything but. In the increasing complexity of our lives we have become used to short cuts...

  A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly.  Wordfence has published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along whit advice on how to protect yourself. You can find the full post on the Wordfence blog:  www.goo.gl/n2ePIL Contact AlphaKOR and one of our experts can assist you: 519.944.6009 or 1.877.944.6009 e-mail:  info@alphakor.com...