Crypto-mining malware activity grew significantly in the first quarter of 2018, according to new research, suggesting that threat actors are finding this tactic to be more lucrative than traditional ransomware attacks due to the increasing popularity and value of digital currencies.
But this shift doesn’t signal an end to the threat of ransomware — rather, it points to an evolution toward more targeted attacks against specific organizations and industries, such as healthcare, that are most vulnerable and store particularly valuable data.
Does the Rise of Crypto-Mining Malware Mean the End of Ransomware?
Despite an overall shift away from traditional ransomware in favor of crypto-mining malware, research shows that ransomware is still alive and well in the form of highly targeted attacks.
The CISSP certification is huge, it is overwhelming. Having the right approach is extremely important if you want to pass the exam.
Here is what I do whenever I study for a new certification.
It works very well for me, and it does the same for the vast majority of my students too.
Buy something for the certification, it really doesn’t matter what. You have made a financial commitment, you are more likely to succeed. I normally get books, videos, and practice tests.
Watch the videos for the certification, preferably from multiple sources. This will help you ease into the certification preparation. If you start with the books it will often seem insurmountable.
Read the book or books you have chosen, research on google when something is unclear.
Re-watch the videos.
Start with practice tests (or configurations). After each practice test, look at the results, research your weak areas and the concepts you did not understand.
For the CISSP this is where you will spend the majority of your time. Practice test > Research on weak areas > Practice test and on and on until you hit 75-85% on all domains in a NEW test (not one you have seen the questions from before).
It is normal for students to use 1-3 books, 2-4 video resources and do 3-5,000 practice questions before attempting the CISSP, the ones that do not use this approach has a much higher percentage of failures.
If you do not already have my video series and my practice questions you can buy them here for $9.99:
Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there’s new evidence that one police department — Orlando, Fla. — has decided to try it out.
Low tech or no tech attacks are often as successful high tech attacks.
For nearly three months, mail addressed to UPS’s corporate headquarters was forwarded to Henderson-Spruce’s apartment. He received so much mail that the mail carrier had to leave it in a USPS tub outside his door, the Tribune reports.
Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment
Prosecutors say he received thousands of pieces of mail intended for the company, including checks and corporate credit cards. He is now facing federal charges.