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2020 Threats Predictions

Read our take on ransomware, deepfakes, cloud, and other threat trends on the horizon in 2020.

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August 2019 Report

This edition highlights significant investigative research and trends in threats in Q1 2019.

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Operation Sharpshooter

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Learn the definitions and functions of key cybersecurity technologies.

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Top 10 cybersecurity threats

Learn about today’s top cybersecurity threats. These security threats have been identified and analyzed by our threat research team as the most impactful threats today. These include threats to network security, information security, and more. Click on a specific threat to learn about how to best protect your business.


Exploit Kits

Top toolkits used to exploit system vulnerabilities



Top targeted attacks



Top malicious ransomware software



Top system weaknesses or flaws targeted by hackers



The ransomware uses AES and RSA encryption and demands between 15 and 50 Bitcoin for the decryption ...


The ransomware uses RSA-2048 and ChaCha20 encryption and requires the victim to contact the threat a...


Emissary Panda, also known as APT27 and Lucky Mouse, targeted entities with the ZxShell remote acces...


The APT34 threat group, also known as OilRig or Helix Kitten, are suspected to have targeted compani...


50 domains with ties to the Thallium threat group, also known as APT37 and Reaper, were taken offlin...


A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validates Elliptic Curve ...


An issue was discovered in Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway 10.5, 11.1, 12.0...


Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server product of Oracle Fusion Middleware (component: WLS Core...


A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in the Microsoft Internet Explorer Scripting E...


A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Mozilla Firefox. The critical flaw is due to a type ...