March-April 2018 test results: More insights into industry AV tests

In a previous post, in the spirit of our commitment to delivering industry-leading protection, customer choice, and transparency on the quality of our solutions, we shared insights and context into the results of AV-TEST’s January-February 2018 test cycle. We released a transparency report to help our customers and the broader security community to stay informed and understand independent test results better.

Zero-Day Coverage Update – Week of July 16, 2018

One night this week, I came across one of my favorite movies Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The world had gone crazy after the reclusive Willy Wonka announces that he has hidden five golden tickets in chocolate Wonka Bars that promised a factory tour and a lifetime supply of chocolate. There’s a scene at a school where a teacher, Mr. Turkentine, decides to teach the kids about percentages and uses the Wonka Bars as an example. He asks one student how many Wonka Bars she bought and she replied, “About a hundred.” Mr. Turkentine tells her that there are ten hundreds in a thousand so that’s 10 percent. He asks a couple of other students and the percentages are easy to figure out. Then he asks Charlie Bucket, a poor paperboy, how many Wonka Bars he bought, and he says “Two.” Mr. Turkentine replied, “Two? What do you mean you only opened two? I can’t figure out the percentage for just two, so let’s just pretend you opened two hundred.”

This Week in Security News: BEC and Blackgear

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the FBI reports a global BEC loss of over $12 billion in 2018. Also, a Blackgear cyberespionage campaign has reemerged, using social media and command-and-control (C&C) to imbed malicious software.

Human Resources Company ComplyRight Suffers Data Breach

It has been reported that cloud-based human resources company ComplyRight said this week that a security breach of its Web site may have jeopardised sensitive consumer information — including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers — from tax forms submitted by the company’s thousands of clients on behalf of employees.