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Log4j stories

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Cloudflare reports 25% spike in global traffic & rise in cyber threats in 2023
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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apple
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cloud services
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public cloud
Cloudflare reveals a 25% surge in global internet traffic and heightened cybersecurity threats in its 2023 report.
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Beware the lasting legacy of the Log4j vulnerability
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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application security
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open source
Efforts to mitigate the Log4j vulnerability involve updating to patched versions of Log4j, but the process continues to be complex.
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The IT industry is stalling on SBOMs when it should be working on best practice
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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open source
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security vulnerabilities
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it industry
SBOMs will be key to dealing with the next big vulnerability and incredibly useful in the fight to minimise the effects of smaller weaknesses.
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Microsoft Exchange and Log4j continue to be top points of compromise
Fri, 24th Mar 2023
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microsoft
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
Arctic Wolf, a global specialist in security operations, has published its annual Arctic Wolf Labs Threat Report, revealing a year of turbulence.
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FortiGuard Labs reports an increase of 50% in wiper malware
Fri, 24th Feb 2023
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
Ransomware threats remain at peak levels with no evidence of slowing down globally with new variants enabled by Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS).
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Iran-sponsored group using GitHub to deploy custom malware
Tue, 13th Dec 2022
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app development
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advanced persistent threat protection
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apm
The Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) has uncovered a subgroup of Iranian Cobalt Mirage using GitHub to store and deploy malware.
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Optus, Medibank – and supply chains flying under the radar
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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application security
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devsecops
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cios
Software supply chain attacks are becoming the biggest concern in cyber security, with organisations globally at risk.
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72% of organisations remain vulnerable to Log4j vulnerability
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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data breach
The data highlights legacy vulnerability remediation challenges, which are the root cause of the majority of data breaches.
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Time to rethink how to fix software supply chain vulnerabilities
Mon, 7th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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it automation
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cybersecurity
IT teams are still grappling with the Log4Shell vulnerability, affecting Java enterprise applications and making holiday surprises likely.
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Dramatic uptick in threat activity with exploits growing nearly 150%
Thu, 11th Aug 2022
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exploits
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cyber attacks
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log4j
Threat activity has spiked in Q2 2022, with malware events rising by 25%, botnets doubling, and exploit activity growing almost 150%, says Nuspire's report.
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New report reveals evolving techniques targeting cloud-native environments
Fri, 6th May 2022
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cloud services
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application security
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open source
Companies are adopting cloud-native technologies faster than ever before. Unfortunately, with new technology comes new threats and challenges.
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Attackers using Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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malware
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virtualisation
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firewall
Attackers are using the Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors and profiling scripts to unpatched VMware Horizon servers.
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Cloud threat actors hone in on vulnerabilities, report finds
Thu, 31st Mar 2022
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
As world governments issue warnings over the increasing cyber crime threat, the report's findings highlight common threats businesses should protect against.
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APAC businesses still battling U.S. Log4Shell attacks
Wed, 9th Mar 2022
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firewall
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cloud services
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colocation
Log4Shell attacks prove a continued and complex threat to APAC businesses, according to security company Barracuda.
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Log4Shell threat remains extremely high - Barracuda
Thu, 3rd Mar 2022
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ddos
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firewall
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breach prevention
The quantity of cyber attacks targeting the Log4Shell complex of vulnerabilities in Log4j still remains extremely high, according to Barracuda Networks.
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Trend Micro helps uncover critical file sharing Samba bug
Thu, 10th Feb 2022
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cybersecurity
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trend micro
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cyber attacks
Trend Micro discovers critical vulnerability in Samba file sharing protocol, advises urgent patching for affected organisations.
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The aftermath of Log4j - What can be done to protect businesses?
Mon, 24th Jan 2022
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open source
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cybersecurity
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synopsys
Last year's Apache Log4j vulnerability created a lot of chaos, so what can be done to protect companies from the security implications?.
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New RCE bug is making APAC businesses vulnerable to Log Injection attacks
Thu, 13th Jan 2022
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firewall
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breach prevention
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cios
A new remote code execution bug could be making businesses in Asia Pacific vulnerable to Log4Shell log injection attacks.
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Cyberattacks increased by 50% in 2021, peaking in December due to Log4J exploits
Wed, 12th Jan 2022
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
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retail
Cyberattacks increased by 50% in 2021, peaking in December due to Log4J exploits, according to new research from Check Point Software.
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Log4Shell zero day vulnerability most significant security threat of past decade
Wed, 12th Jan 2022
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ddos
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advanced persistent threat protection
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breach prevention
The Log4Shell zero day vulnerability has resulted in over 102 million exploitation attempts since its disclosure, says Imperva Research Labs.
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Logjam: Log4j exploit attempts continue in globally distributed scans, attacks
Wed, 29th Dec 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Log4j exploit attempts persist globally, with evidence of scans and attacks, according to Sophos threat researcher Sean Gallagher.