CYREN Security Blog




Malware Newsmakers of 2015

by Avi Turiel

Filed under Malware Analysis, Security Research & Analysis.

New and Old Malware are Showing Increasing Sophistication - Further Insights from CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report

With as many as one million new malware threats being released each day, it comes as no surprise that many of these viruses are advanced and targeted. CYREN examined the various malware threats that appeared during 2015 and discovered some interesting trends, some new creations, and a few fashion makeovers.

CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report: Malware Increases - But Phishing Explodes

by Simone Leyendecker

Filed under Email Security, Malware Analysis, Phishing, Security Research & Analysis, Spam.

The statistics about Android, phishing, malware and spam, published in CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report, show a 55% annual increase in phishing and a steady upswing for malware in 2015. CYREN tracked 3.96 million active phishing URLs in 2015.

Not an April Fools’ Day Joke: Locky Ransomware

by Maharlito Aquino

Filed under Anti-Malware, Malware Analysis, Security Research & Analysis.

Locky is a new form of ransomware which has made headlines by holding three hospitals’ data hostage recently and encrypts a broad range of document and media formats before displaying ransom screens to infected users with payment instructions. A typical decrypt ransom is around $200 per infected system, with the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paying the equivalent of $17,000 in Bitcoin.  

Introducing CYREN's 2016 Cyberthreat Report

by Lior Kohavi

In this year's annual report, CYREN presents a series of notable threats, breaches, and cybercrime statistics detected by CYREN over the course of the last twelve months.

Using the power of automation and big data, CYREN rapidly identified and mitigated each of these threats, halting significant and powerful breaches with the potential to do irreparable damage to major global organizations.

CYREN Member of Internet Watch Foundation

by Simone Leyendecker

Filed under Security Research & Analysis, Web Security.

Effectively today, CYREN is an official  Member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK internet Hotline for anyone to report their exposure to online child sexual abuse imagery hosted anywhere in the world, non-photographic child sexual abuse images and criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK. The IWF works in partnership with the online industry, government, police and the public.