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Maya Horowitz stories

Maya Horowitz stands out as a distinguished voice in the realm of cyber security, delving into intricate narratives that span the landscape of digital threats and protections. Her articles uncover the evolving tactics of cyberattackers, pinpointing their predilection for deceptive simplicity and the surge of ransomware in the digital sphere.

Horowitz’s work encapsulates an extensive range of cyber threats, from the perennially menacing Emotet trojan to the increasingly prevalent tactics of Trickbot and Dridex. She brings to light the surges in malware attacks that target organisations globally, revealing the intricacies of cybercriminal strategies and the industries most at risk. Her analysis extends to the tools and campaigns employed by cybercriminals, including the use of phishing attacks that impersonate prominent technology brands.

Adept at dissecting reports from Check Point Software Technologies, Horowitz shares insights into the relentless rise of botnets and the specific malwares such as AgentTesla and Qbot that leave a significant imprint on global cyber security landscapes. Her stories not only throw light on the mechanisms behind these cyber threats but also highlight the ongoing battle between cybercriminals and the efforts to fortify digital defenses. As she navigates the complex domain of cybersecurity, Maya Horowitz remains a pivotal figure in understanding the warp and weft of cyber attacks and their implications for the digital world.

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Surge in deceptive simplicity exploitation by cyberattackers
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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Cyberattackers increasingly use deceptive simplicity, such as malicious HTML files and fake updates, to bypass traditional defenses.
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Check Point reveals rise of NJRat & AgentTesla in cyber threat landscape
Thu, 9th Nov 2023
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Check Point's latest Global Threat Index exposes a surge in Remote Access Trojan NJRat and an AgentTesla campaign.
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Check Point reveals 8% spike in global cyberattacks by mid-2023
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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Lockbit3 leads ransomware surge in the year's first half, while unconventional targets surface amid new attack patterns.
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Check Point reveals Trojan Qbot most prevalent malware of 2023
Wed, 12th Jul 2023
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Check Point Software Technologies reveals that the Trojan Qbot is the most prevalent malware of 2023, with SpinOk and ransomware also causing concern.
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Check Point reveals top malware and vulnerabilities in April 2023
Tue, 16th May 2023
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Researchers uncovered a substantial Qbot malspam campaign distributed through malicious PDF files attached to emails seen in multiple languages.
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New Emotet malware campaign bypasses Microsoft blocks
Thu, 13th Apr 2023
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A new Emotet campaign is bypassing Microsoft blocks to distribute malicious OneNote files, according to Check Point Software Technologies.
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Check Point reveals top threats and targeted industries for February 2023
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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phishing
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Check Point Software Technologies has released its Global Threat Index for February 2023, highlighting the return of the Remcos Trojan to the top ten list.
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Check Point reveals malware impacting 7% of all organisations
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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This month saw keylogger AgentTesla take first place as the most widespread malware, impacting 7% of organisations worldwide.
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August's top malware: Emotet knocked off top spot
Fri, 16th Sep 2022
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FormBook is now the most prevalent malware, taking over from Emotet, which has held that position since its reappearance in January.
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Check Point reveals top malicious threats in June 2022
Fri, 15th Jul 2022
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smartphones
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advanced persistent threat protection
New Android banking malware, MaliBot, emerges following FluBot takedown. It disguises itself as crypto mining apps and targets mobile banking users.
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Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Wed, 26th Jan 2022
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Software vendors experience largest year-on-year growth at 146% in 2021, according to Check Point Research's Security Report.
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Trickbot rebirths Emotet: 140,000 victims in 149 countries
Fri, 10th Dec 2021
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There is potential for increased ransomware attacks due to new Emotet samples spreading through Trickbot, according to Check Point Research.
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Trickbot takes over from Dridex as most prevalent malware
Fri, 11th Jun 2021
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Established Dridex trojan has dropped off altogether after being one of the most popular malwares in recent months amidst a global surge in ransomware.
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Most wanted malware Dridex remains in top position amidst global surge in ransomware attacks
Fri, 14th May 2021
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The Dridex trojan remains the most prevalent malware, often used in the initial stages of ransomware attacks, says Check Point Research.
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2021's Most Wanted: Emotet continues reign as top malware threat
Wed, 17th Feb 2021
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The Emotet trojan continues to reign as top malware in January, despite international law enforcement taking control of its infrastructure.
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Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
Fri, 15th Jan 2021
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Microsoft was the most targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020, as they tried to exploit remote working during the pandemic. DHL came second.
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Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
Mon, 11th Jan 2021
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The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
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2020's most wanted malware: Trickbot and Emotet trojans driving spike in ransomware attacks
Tue, 10th Nov 2020
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Trickbot and Emotet are being used to distribute ransomware against hospitals globally, according to research from Check Point.
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Cybercriminals most likely to impersonate Apple, Netflix in phishing attacks
Thu, 16th Apr 2020
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phishing
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email security
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cios
Tech giants most mimicked in Q1 phishing scams, warns Check Point report.
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6 months under siege: the malware story so far in 2017
Sat, 16th Sep 2017
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Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point explores the major trends in global malware attacks during the first half of 2017.