You’ve likely heard of ransomware, the highly profitable cybercrime through which malicious actors gain unauthorized access to sensitive data and hold it hostage in exchange for a ransom, typically paid in cryptocurrency. With that in mind, you’re likely wondering “What is ransomware as a service?” and “How does ransomware as a service work?”
Cyberattacks are on the rise—and the need for cybersecurity has never been greater.
As an increasing number of organizations maintain flexible or permanent remote work policies, more and more sensitive personal and business information is migrating onto the web—and cybercriminals are taking advantage. Between 2019 and 2020 alone, web application breaches doubled, and all signs point to the trend continuing throughout 2021.
One of the most dangerous concerns one could find is malware on a server. Malware can appear on websites produced through any CMS including WordPress. A malware developer can create a code that targets a specific website, or an entire CMS. It can ruin how a site works, and it can be quite difficult to remove. This is why it’s critical it’s eradicated, so it doesn’t have a chance to work it’s way onto a server and infect other websites.
Investopedia defines a competitive advantage in business as “factors that allow a company to produce goods or services better or more cheaply than its rivals.” While this is an accurate definition, many SaaS companies looking to create sustainable competitive advantages find themselves up against a number of obstacles.
It is unsurprising to find malware hosted on GitHub. GitHub, being a free website specifically geared towards hosting and deploying code for millions of people and organizations, which makes it an ideal location for malicious actors to hide their own code. Whether pulling from their own repositories or pulling from the handy collections of malware analysts, bad actors have a handy location for their malware to reside.
Developed in 2014, Patchman has become well known in the website security industry. While it is primarily known for patching vulnerabilities commonly found in content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, the software has grown significantly since its creation. In this post, we’ll cover what else Patchman can do, and why it’s such a valuable tool to protect a website.
Technical Articles from SiteLock’s Malware Research Team (SMRT)
Welcome to Behind the Code, a new series of technical articles from SiteLock.
Driven by the efforts of the SiteLock Malware Research Team (SMRT), this series is aimed at providing readers with a unique lens “behind the code,” sharing interesting information regarding malware findings, website advice, and trending security news. This monthly series will also feature technical analysis, observations and statements, all from the perspective of SMRT.
When customers purchase a SiteLock product, they gain instant access to a SiteLock Dashboard where they can manage their solutions and obtain important security-related information in a simple, intuitive fashion. In late June 2021, SiteLock updated and redesigned the user experience so that our customer dashboards are even more helpful. In this post we’re breaking down why dashboards for data are beneficial to users, and why if you’re partnering with cybersecurity companies that aren’t offering customer dashboards you could be missing out on prime sales opportunities.
We have all seen it in the news lately: Critical infrastructure and organizations being hit with ransomware attacks; bringing operations to a screeching halt. In many cases these ransoms are paid which further incentivize more bad actors such as REvil, EvilCorp and DarkSide to continue their malicious attacks. As of May 2021, ransomware attacks have almost doubled, with 43% of all ransomware attacks affecting SMB’s. Additionally, the ransom amounts associated with these attacks have been exponentially increasing with the average ransom costing small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) $380,000 on average. It is largely speculated that most of these cyber criminals have international ties back to Russia where little investigation and prosecution is taken on them.
Say Hello To The New SiteLock Dashboard!
Discover an interface redesigned for easier navigation, deeper visibility, and smoother integrations—delivering loyal SiteLock customers a user experience that empowers stronger security awareness in a time of heightened cybercrime.
Introducing the new SiteLock Dashboard, updated to deliver all of the same account, product, and support information you know and love, with enhanced capabilities and features. The latest dashboard innovation offers users a more intuitive interface, visual design, and elevated user experience—bringing simplicity and streamlined navigation to every interaction.