WatchGuard Technologies

Mac Malware Appears On The WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List For First Time

WatchGuard® Technologies issued its quarterly Internet Security Report for Q3 2018. For the first time ever, Mac-based malware appeared on WatchGuard’s list of the top ten most common types of malware. The report also found that 6.8 percent of the world’s top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol. Also, WatchGuard saw more malware hits in the Asia Pacific region than in any other geographical region, indicating a significant increase in malware targeting that region throughout 2018.

WatchGuard Warns Of Vaporworms, Global Internet Disruption And Rogue AI Chatbots For 2019

WatchGuard Technologies information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of ’vaporworms’, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and ransomware targeting utilities and industrial control systems. WatchGuard’s Threat Lab research team developed these predictions based on an analysis of major security and threat trends over the past year.

New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy A Top Threat

WatchGuard® Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers cybercriminals’ heightened use of credential-focused attacks, the continued prevalence of malicious Office documents, and more. WatchGuard Technologies announced the findings of its Internet Security Report for Q2 2018, which explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. The new research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab revealed that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days.

WatchGuard Technologies Launches AI-Based Antivirus To Help Defend Against Zero Day Malware

Latest version of Fireware operating system introduces new IntelligentAV service for malware detection. WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.2 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox® Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to predict, detect and block constantly evolving zero day malware. IntelligentAV joins Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker as an additional layer of industry-leading malware defense on the Firebox platform.

Macro-less Word Document Attacks On The Rise, Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

WatchGuard® Technologies announced new research findings from its Internet Security Report for Q4 2017. Among the report’s most notable findings, threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualization tool, available for the public to access to daily updates about the most prevalent computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.