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As many of you know, because of Webroot's unique way of identifying threats, it has never officially been included in public tests. Previous test methodologies simply haven't been devised to test Webroot according to the way it works to detect and block threats.While still a work in progress, we’re happy to announce our first public testing in SE Labs Small Business Endpoint Protection Oct-Dec 2020. The result was a AAA rating for Webroot.It's important to note that these results are only achieved when the new Script protection component of the Webroot Evasion Shield is activated. If you have yet to enable this feature, you can find directions for how to do so here.
DetailsOpenText™ has been following the SolarWinds Sunburst attack campaign closely since it was disclosed on December 13, 2020.To help reduce the risk to our customers, we continue to proactively review our systems to assess any potential impact of the issues described in the SolarWinds Security Advisory.As part of Webroot® BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence, we were able to ensure the reported indicators of compromise (IOCs) including URLs, IP addresses, and file hashes were marked as threats in our databases within 24 hours of being shared with the broader security community. This means our network of BrightCloud Threat Intelligence partners, our Webroot MSP partners and our Webroot end users are protected against these known malicious IOCs. Webroot Secure Anywhere is positioned to quarantine known malicious file hashes for removal.On December 14, Microsoft sinkholed the main C2 server used for communications for the threat campaign, "avsvmcloud[.]com". Following our sinkhole policy,
Webroot recently surveyed more than 200 MSPs around the world to gauge their phishing awareness and learn about their clicking habits. We thought this was important to do because of the pervasive misconception that endpoint security and a firewall are sufficient protection from online threats. But cyberattacks are increasingly interpersonal affairs, and hacking the human is often a more surefire path to success for cybercriminals.The results of our study show that, while there's still a need for awareness of that fact, many organizations are catching on. Here's what the data tell us about the problem and how it could be solved.Click on the attachment below to view the full infographic! Did anything surprise you? Let us know in the comments below.
Updated on March 15, 2021 with PCMag’s Best Security Suites of 2021 AwardReaders’ Choice Awards 2021: Antivirus Software and Security SuitesWebroot was voted a Security Suite for Home Winner, splitting the honor with Bitdefender. This is the second time in two years that Webroot has taken the top prize! Scoring high in many areas, Webroot specifically did well in the Ransomware, Ease of Use, and Performance categories. When summarizing Webroot’s win, PCMag commented, “It’s a security brand that PCMag readers truly rally around year after year.” Congratulations to all on the win! The Best Tech Brands for 2021Taken from Readers’ Choice survey responses, PCMag editors distinguished Webroot as the best Security Suite Software (Home Use). With an NPS sore of 87, editors noted that Webroot’s “is also the second best NPS number we saw all year across all categories.”Business Choice Awards 2021: Security Software and SuitesWebroot is listed positively among top competitors in the space, who in
Great news! Webroot has been recognized as one of Britain’s Best by e-ChannelNews in the following categories:Best Channel Partner Support During the Pandemic Best IT Security Vendor Top 10 Cloud VendorsWe couldn’t have done it without our valued Partners and supporters like you.So, thanks! We’re especially proud of this prestigious award because it’s the only industry award that’s 100% voted on by Britain’s channel partners. We want you to know that we value our partnership and appreciate the opportunity to help protect the environments you manage from numerous cyber threats.Thanks for your continued partnership. And for voting for us!2020 Britain's 50 Best Managed IT Companies Awards Ceremony
COVID-19 has created significant challenges in communities around the world. Heading into the holiday season, we know that demand for food banks has increased, while at the same time it has been more challenging to hold food drives and campaigns.“Due to the pandemic, we’ve seen a 35% increase in need for food assistance — a need we project to continue into 2021 and beyond. In order to meet the increase in demand, we’ve had to purchase an enormous amount of food,” said Kim Da Silva, executive director of the Colorado-based Community Food Share.To play our part in addressing this issue, Webroot parent company OpenText will donate $1 million USD, roughly 4 million meals, to community foodbanks this Holiday Season. In lieu of holiday parties, each office has identified a local foodbank to receive these donations.“This donation will help us acquire, coordinate, and distribute safe and nutritious food to people in need in Waterloo Region and South Western Ontario, especially during a time wh
‘Tis the Season – 12 Days of Gifts!12 Days of Gifts
Everyone loves gifts for the holidays. And Webroot and Carbonite customers are no different! We’re giving away a new gift every day during our special 12 Days of Gifts holiday promotion. All you have to do is follow, reply, share, retweet, like or sign up for a new account and you’ll be automatically entered.Here’s what we’re giving away: 12 Days Of Gifts:Day 1: Set of 4 figurines and group buttonDay 2: Notebook and penDay 3: Tote bag and padfolioDay 4: Lunch bagDay 5: Glass cleaner and webcam coverDay 6: SocksDay 7: Power bank and PopSocketDay 8: Tech pouchDay 9: Sticky notes and fidget spinner penDay 10: Hand sanitizerDay 11: Special edition gold MalwareWolf + buttonDay 12: Set of 4 figurines and group button To be eligible to enter all you have to do is:Sign up for a Webroot Community account. Leave a relevant comment about the subject matter to the “12 Days of Gifts” article (comment below) on the Community; or Leave a relevant comment about the subject matter to the Modular Malwa
If you are an Apple Mac user you’ll know that Apple announced the adoption of its new ARM-based Apple M1 processor chips this week. Apple is doing this to provide the highest possible performance with the lowest power consumption, and by integrating Apple’s own custom technologies into these new processors improve Mac's capabilities and make Apple Macs stand out even more from the competition.Webroot is pleased to announce that from Tuesday (November 17th, 2020) our Mac agent version 9.1.4 for macOS 11 Big Sur also supports the new ARM-based Apple M1 processor on Macs as well as Apple Mac Intel processors.Click here for more information.
Nastiest Malware Q&A 2020Nastiest Malware
Welcome to this year’s Nastiest Malware Q&A with our security analyst, Tyler Moffitt.Today, he’ll be available to answer your questions on the latest malware featured in our latest Nastiest Malware list. For a quick refresher, you can check out our infographic too.To get answers to your questions, just ask away in the comments below.Go back to the Nastiest Malware Hub
Meet the Nastiest Malware of 2020Nastiest Malware
COVID-19 has absolutely dominated headlines this year, so it’s of no surprise that criminals have taken advantage of this to where most of the threat landscape this year is also heavily COVID-19 related. While this list may define payloads into different categories of malware, note that many of these bad actor groups contract work from others. This will allow each group to specialize on their respective payload and perfect it. This criminal underground community working together is what makes the threat landscape as nasty as ever.Ransomware continues to dominate headlines of breaches and the amount of devastation they cause. The average ransom payment is now over $175k and looks to clear $200k before the end of the year. Not only are most ransomware campaigns specifically targeting businesses over consumers, but some of them are now leaking your data if you decide not to pay the ransom. This is done so that if the victim tries to not pay the ransom and sweep it under the rug, they will
Nastiest Malware 2020Nastiest Malware
Once again, it’s time to examine the year’s biggest cyber threats and rank them to see which ones are in the running for Nastiest Malware of 2020. For the third year in a row, we’ve combed through the data, analyzed different behaviors, and determined which malicious payloads we think are the absolute worst.Meet the Nastiest Malware of 2020As you might expect, COVID-19 related attacks have risen to the fore. For example, almost all the malspam phishing lures used by malware that we’ve seen are based on COVID-19. The most common lures refer to COVID safety guidelines and pretend to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the White House. We also saw lures using fake pandemic stimulus check info to trick unsuspecting victims.While new examples of malware and cybercriminal tactics crop up each day, plenty of the same old players, such as ransomware, continue to dominate the scene. In fact, to maximize their chances of success, m