Ransomware Attacks Targeted Hundreds of MySQL Databases

Hundreds of MySQL databases were hit in ransomware attacks, which were described as “an evolution of the MongoDB ransomware attacks” in January, there were tens of thousands of MongoDB installs erased and replaced with ransom demands. In the new attacks, targeted MySQL databases are erased and replaced with a ransom demand for 0.2 bitcoin, which is currently equal to about $234.

0.2 BTC Strikes Back, Now Attacking MySQL Databases

Last week we first tweeted that the GuardiCore Global Sensor Network (GGSN) has detected a wide ransomware attack targeting MySQL databases. The attacks look like an evolution of the MongoDB ransomware attacks first reported earlier this year by Victor Gevers. Similarly to the MongoDB attacks, owners are instructed to pay a 0.2 Bitcoin ransom (approx. $200) to regain access to their content. We saw two very similar variations of the attack using two bitcoin wallets. In this post we will describe in detail the attack flow and provide some recommendations on how to protect your databases from similar attacks along with attack IoCs. Read more

Who’s Afraid of ETW? GuardiCore Guide to Building a Robust Windows Agent

As true believers in collaboration in the cyber industry, we continue to open a window to our interesting projects. We hope it will benefit the community and encourage others to do the same.  Several months ago we published the source code for our Infection Monkey project and today we are revealing how we built our Windows Agent to support GuardiCore Reveal, the data center and cloud visibility and segmentation policy component of our flagship product, GuardiCore Centra.
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GuardiCore Named Info Security Product Guide’s Gold Startup Of The Year, Silver Product Of The Year For Deception At 13th Annual Global Excellence Awards

Honored at Security Industry’s Premier Awards Gala at RSA Conference 2017

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the company as a Gold Security Startup of the Year and Silver Product Excellence of the Year winner in the Deception category at the 13th Annual 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards. Recipients of these prestigious global awards were honored last night by the security industry for their innovative, ground-breaking products and solutions that are advancing the state of security technologies and the industry as a whole.

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GuardiCore Named the Leader in Deception Based Security Solutions at RSA Conference by Cyber Defense Magazine Infosec Awards

Cyber Defense Magazine, the Premier Source of IT Security Information, Recognizes Guardicore’s Unique, Deception Based Detection and Response. San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in data center security and threat detection, today announced that it was named a Leader in Deception Based Security Solutions in the 5th annual 2017 Cyber Defense […]

GuardiCore Expands Threat Detection and Response Capabilities to Cover More Attack Types Aimed at Data Centers and Clouds

Adds Reputation Services, Ransomware Mitigation and Intuitive Segmentation Policy Creation to Award-Winning GuardiCore Centra™ Security Platform

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in data center and cloud security, today announced it has expanded the threat detection capabilities of its Centra Security Platform to now include reputation analysis and ransomware mitigation, enabling its customers to more quickly detect active breaches, including ransomware attacks and dormant or hidden threats lurking in modern data centers and clouds.

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Four Good Reasons to Visit GuardiCore at RSA Conference 2017

GuardiCore is changing the way organizations secure their internal data centers and clouds, with cutting edge technology that helps our customers rapidly detect and respond to active breaches. We would love the opportunity to show you how. Yes, we know everyone at RSA is busy. An overwhelming number of vendors. Too many meetings. Late night after-hour parties. But while you are there, we encourage you to take 15 minutes to visit us in booth #N4321. Here are four good reasons why.

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Harvest Season: Why Cyberthieves Want Your Compute Power

What’s the hottest commodity cyberthieves are going after these days? Credit card numbers? Medical records? Politicians’ emails? Those may be big, attractive targets. But more and more, attackers are going after unwitting organizations’ compute power. GuardiCore’s Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, Dave Klein, discusses why in the article published by Dark Reading.

GuardiCore Named “Best Buy” in SC Magazine Group Product Test for Cloud Security

SC Magazine reviewed four products head-to-head in their recent Group Product Test for cloud-based security management. Only one product came out on top, with SC Magazine’s “Best Buy” and 5-star rating, and that was the GuardiCore Centra Security Platform. In the magazine’s words, “this is one of the best tools of its type that we’ve seen. It is comprehensive, reliable and easy to use. We make it our Best Buy.”