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  • Financial services sector rife with hidden tunnels

    Threatpost, 21 June 2018

    “Using hidden tunnels from an attacker perspective is an advanced technique, a natural evolution of the way the internet works,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. “Companies have a lot more granular control over their environments these days, and they rely heavily on apps and the cloud."

  • Employee sabotage damaged Tesla production system

    The Connected Car, 21 June 2018

    Because they are trusted and often have streamlined access to internal systems, employees can threaten corporate infrastructure unless the company takes extra security measures, says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra.

  • Vectra finds increase in hidden tunnel cyberattacks against financial services firms

    SmartBrief, 21 June 2018

    Vectra’s 2018 Spotlight Report “Could an Equifax-sized data breach happen again?” charts a rise in security breaches across industries, including financial services, despite the fact that firms are spending heavily on cybersecurity.

  • Cyberangreifer nutzen versteckte Tunnel

    IT Business, 21 June 2018

    Der Security-Spezialist Vectra berichtet, dass immer mehr Finanzdienstleister von findigen Cyberangreifern ins Visier genommen werden. Diese versuchen, kritische Geschäftsdaten und persönliche Identifizierungsdaten zu stehlen.

  • Cyberangriffe: Finanzdienstleister durch versteckte Tunnel ausspioniert

    IT Daily, 21 June 2018

    Vectra berichtet, dass immer mehr Finanzdienstleister von findigen Cyberangreifern ins Visier genommen werden. Diese versuchen, kritische Geschäftsdaten und persönliche Identifizierungsdaten zu stehlen.

  • Financial services firms vulnerable to 'hidden tunnels'

    Digitalisation World, 21 June 2018

    “Cyberattackers continue to innovate by using hidden tunnels to blend in with normal traffic, evade strong access controls, and exfiltrate financial data,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “The Vectra report provides insights into these attacker behaviors.”

  • Could an Equifax-sized data breach happen again?

    Help Net Security, 21 June 2018

    Vectra disclosed that cyberattackers build hidden tunnels to break into networks and steal information. These tunnels are used to remotely control an attack, known as command-and-control, and steal data, known as exfiltration, while remaining largely undetected.

  • Vectra report finds cyberattackers use hidden tunnels to attack banks and financial institutions

    VMblog, 20 June 2018

    Security breaches across multiple industries continue in an upward trajectory, and the financial services industry is no exception. But while financial services firms didn't experience the same volume of breaches as other industries, they still face considerable risk as lucrative targets of cyberattackers in search of a windfall.

  • 'Hidden tunnels' help hackers launch financial services attacks

    Dark Reading, 20 June 2018

    Hidden tunnels are tough to detect because communications are hidden within connections that use normal, permitted protocols, according to Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. Messages can be embedded as text in headers, cookies, and other fields.

  • Attackers spy and steal from financial firms

    Infosecurity, 20 June 2018

    "All this points to one painful fact: The largest enterprise organizations in the world remain lucrative targets for sophisticated cyberattackers. Security breaches across multiple industries forge ahead in an upward trajectory, and the financial services industry is no exception," states a new attacker spotlight report from Vectra.

  • Hackers are trying to launch Equifax-style attacks on the finance sector

    New Statesman Tech, 20 June 2018

    “What stands out the most is the presence of hidden tunnels, which attackers use to evade strong access controls, firewalls and intrusion detection systems,” says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. “The same hidden tunnels enable attackers to sneak out of networks, undetected, with stolen data.”

  • Tesla hit by ‘damaging sabotage’ by employee

    Information Security Buzz, 20 June 2018

    Cyberattackers typically steal employee credentials in order to enjoy the same freedom of movement while they spy, spread and steal. In this case, an employee became an insider threat. In the case of a cyberattacker or a rogue employee, enterprises benefit from internal monitoring that can detect suspicious behavior.

  • Cyberattackers use hidden tunnels to spy on and steal from financial services firms

    Fintech Finance, 20 June 2018

    Vectra found the same type of attacker behaviors across the financial services industry as those that led to the 2017 Equifax data breach. The Equifax breach resulted in the theft of driver’s license numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information from 145.6 million consumers.

  • How are cybercriminals targeting financial services firms?

    Silicon Republic, 20 June 2018

    Vectra detected significantly more hidden command-and-control tunnels per 10,000 devices in financial services than all other industries combined, and more than twice as many hidden data-exfiltration tunnels per 10,000 devices in financial services than all other industries.

  • Attackers use hidden tunnels to steal financial data

    BetaNews, 20 June 2018

    The study from threat hunting company Vectra says attackers build 'hidden tunnels' masquerading as other web traffic to break into networks and access critical data and personal information. These tunnels are used to remotely control an attack and steal data while remaining largely undetected.

  • Cyberattackers use hidden tunnels to pilfer data from financial services firms

    SC Media, 20 June 2018

    Researchers at Vectra discovered 23 hidden exfiltration tunnels disguised as encrypted web traffic for every 10,000 devices in the financial services sector compared to 11 tunnels per 10,000 in other industries overall, according to the company's 2018 Spotlight Report on financial services.

  • Cybercriminals using hidden tunnels to attack banks, financial institutions

    Security Now, 20 June 2018

    Using its own Cognito detection and threat-hunting software, Vectra collected metadata and network traffic from 4.5 million devices from banks, financial institutions, as well as other enterprises, between August 2017 and January of this year.

  • Financial institutions targeted by cyberattacks using ‘hidden tunnels’ in networks

    SiliconANGLE, 20 June 2018

    Cybersecurity company Vectra today released a new report that suggests that financial institutions are being targeted by sophisticated cyberattackers using what the firm describes as “hidden tunnels” into networks to steal data.

  • Following Tesla’s saboteur discovery, is AI the answer to corporate sabotage?

    Verdict, 19 June 2018

    Employees pose a huge risk to their employers, even more so than cybercriminals, explains Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. However, most employers do not have security systems in place to stop attacks from internal sources.

  • Tesla hit by insider saboteur who changed code, exfiltrated data

    SC Media, 19 June 2018

    “Trusted users always pose the highest risk as they have the means and only lack the motivation," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "In this instance, the motivation sounds personal, and that is quite often the case in corporate sabotage.”

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