September 18, 2017

How hackers could negatively impact a country's entire economy

Despite enormous efforts, security is always a work in progress because of technical vulnerabilities and the human factor. In the modern digital economy, criminals are becoming ever more creative in ways to make off with millions without having to leave home. And the actions of cybercriminals could actually negatively impact acountry's economy. Here are some scenarios of possible attacks.

September 14, 2017

Web Application Attack Statistics: Q2 2017

This report provides statistics on attacks performed against web applications during the second quarter of 2017. Sources of data are pilot projects involving deployment of PT Application Firewall, as well as Positive Technologies’ own PT AF installations.

The report describes the most common types of attacks as well as the objectives, intensity, and time distribution of attacks. It also contains industry-by-industry statistics. With this up-to-date picture of attacks, companies and organizations can monitor trends in web application security, identify the most important threats, and focus their efforts during web application development and subsequent protection.

Automated vulnerability scanners (such as Acunetix) have been excluded from the data used here. The example attacks presented in this report have been manually verified to rule out false positives.

Protection data for Positive Technologies itself has been classified under the IT sector for reporting purposes.

New Apache Struts vulnerability allows remote code execution

A new security flaw detected in Apache Struts allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Although the Apache Software Foundation classified it as a medium severity vulnerability, Cisco has outlined a long list of its products in the Security Advisory that are affected by this flaw.