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We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through October 17th. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 45% and 39% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 34.4% this year and beat the S&P […]
LONDON/WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organisations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday. The Russian group, known as "Turla" and accused by Estonian and Czech authorities of operating on behalf of Russia's FSB security service, has used Iranian tools and computer infrastructure to successfully hack in to organisations in at least 20 different countries over the last 18 months, British security officials said. Paul Chichester, a senior official at Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency, said the operation shows state-backed hackers are working in a "very crowded space" and developing new attacks and methods to better cover their tracks.
Crowdstrike stock was trading sharply lower after Citi analyst Walter Pritchard started coverage of the security company with a Sell rating. He also named two stocks to buy.
FireEye's (FEYE) new services will allow Mandiant experts to augment a company's security team by quantifying and improving its incident response efficiency.
Enterprise spending on IT security remains strong, and a recent CIO survey suggests this spending could help during a recession.
FireEye stock gained on Wednesday following its analyst day where the cybersecurity firm said third quarter revenue would be at or above the top of its $217 million to $221 million guidance.
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Shares of FireEye ignited Wednesday, climbing 6.6% to $14.75, after the cybersecurity company increased its third-quarter revenue and billings estimates. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the Milpitas, California-based company said that based on currently available information it expects revenue to be at or above the high end of its guidance range of $217 million to $221 million. In addition, FireEye estimated that its third-quarter billings will be within its previous range of $245 million to $255 million. FireEye said it was finalizing the results for the quarter and the actual results may be differ from its updated estimates.
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(Bloomberg) -- An Iranian-government linked group of computer hackers tried to infiltrate email accounts of a U.S. presidential campaign, current and former U.S. officials and journalists, among others, Microsoft Corp. said.Four accounts, though none connected to the unnamed presidential campaign or the current and former U.S. government officials, were “compromised” by the group, called Phosphorus, Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for customer security & trust, said Friday in a blog post.The attacks took place “in a 30-day period between August and September,” Burt said in the post. Phosphorous made “more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts belonging to specific Microsoft customers and then attack 241 of those accounts,” he said. “The targeted accounts are associated with a U.S. presidential campaign, current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside Iran.”Microsoft’s announcement comes as the presidential campaign heats up amid concerns the 2020 election faces the same dangers as the Russian hacking and social-media effort in 2016.“While the attacks we’re disclosing today were not technically sophisticated, they attempted to use a significant amount of personal information both to identify the accounts belonging to their intended targets and in a few cases to attempt attacks,” Burt said in the post. “This effort suggests Phosphorous is highly motivated and willing to invest significant time and resources engaging in research and other means of information gathering.”Reuters and the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign was targeted in an attack by Iranian hackers, citing people familiar with the issue. “We have no indication that any of our campaign infrastructure was targeted,” Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, said in a statement to Bloomberg.Cyber-attacks during the 2016 election included the targeting of personal email. It’s unclear if the “consumer email accounts,” highlighted by Microsoft are personal or official campaign accounts that would be considered part of a campaign’s infrastructure.Spokesmen for the campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders declined to comment. The campaign of Democrat Kamala Harris has “no indication” it was the organization referenced by Microsoft, Ian Sams, a campaign spokesman, said. Other major presidential campaigns couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.The Democratic National Committee received an alert about the cyber-attack from Microsoft and warned the campaigns of its presidential candidates, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg News. “As always, please be sure everyone in the organization has completed the DNC Device and Account Security Checklist and that your organization is incorporating our top 10 list for running an effective security program,” the committee wrote in its email.The campaigns were asked to tell the DNC if they “have seen any trace of this actor” so the committee could track investigations into the hack.The Phosphorous group has previously targeted dissidents, activists, the defense industry, journalists and government employees in the U.S. and Middle East, according to Microsoft. The company announced in March it had taken successful court action against Phosphorous and seized 99 websites from the hackers, preventing them from using the pages for cyber-operations.Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc. has seen a spike in Phosphorous activity in the U.S. and Middle East since the summer, said John Hultquist, the company’s director of intelligence and analysis.“While we suspect that a lot of this activity is about collecting intelligence, Iran has a history of carrying out destructive attacks,” Hultquist said. Phosphorous, known by FireEye as APT 35, is “one of a handful of Iranian actors that we’ve seen actively carrying out large scale, noisy intrusion attempts,” which have taken place in countries including the U.S., Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, he said.In July, Microsoft announced it had countered almost 10,000 hacks globally stemming from state-sponsored attacks in the previous 12 months. The effort included hundreds of attacks on democracy-focused groups, particularly non-governmental organizations and think tanks, which were mostly based in the U.S., the company said.Later that month, the Senate Intelligence Committee reported that Russia engaged in “extensive” efforts to manipulate elections systems throughout the U.S. from 2014 through “at least 2017.” And a Trump administration official said in June that Russia, China, and Iran are already trying to manipulate U.S. public opinion before 2020.(Updates with comments from Trump campaign in the sixth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Dina Bass, Tyler Pager, Sahil Kapur and Emma Kinery.To contact the reporter on this story: Alyza Sebenius in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Andrew Martin at email@example.com, Andrew Pollack, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
FireEye (FEYE) stock rose over 4.5% yesterday after a news report suggested that FEYE approached investment bank Goldman Sachs for a potential acquisition.
Through its new resource, FireEye (FEYE) aims to make the election threat landscape more visible, while offering relevant solutions for organizations.
Investing.com - FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) rallied 5% on Wednesday on a report that the cloud cyber security company has hired Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to help it seek out a potential sale, Business Insider reported.
Cybersecurity is everything these days. Everyone from credit companies to hotels are desperate to shore up their cybersecurity, and it's even playing a pivotal role in the U.S.-China trade war. CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) is my pick these days, and I'd like to compare it to a couple of its peers to demonstrate exactly why. Despite clients' desperate need for these products, some cybersecurity stocks that look like winners superficially…simply aren't, at this juncture.My Portfolio Grader tool will cut through any corporate hype real quick and point you to what matters: 1) fundamentals, and 2) buying pressure (or lack thereof) from big money on Wall Street. As we'll see, that makes it pretty clear which well-known cybersecurity stocks measure up - and which don't.With cybersecurity stocks, as with everything else, a big part of success is getting the timing right. For example, in 2009 and 2010, F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) was one of the hottest stocks around - up nearly 560%! Then it had some ups and downs on its way to an all-time high in late 2018.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNow for 2019 to date, it's down 14%, versus a 20% gain for the rest of the S&P 500. * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 With a high-quality stock, that would be a great opportunity to go bargain-hunting. But, as you see here, FFIV stock is not that:At the end of the day, F5's sales growth is looking mediocre, as are its cash flow and Analyst Earnings Revisions. It's not growing operating margins or earnings, either, and has a poor history of Earnings Surprises, so investors should be seriously concerned from a profitability perspective.And FFIV stock's Quantitative Grade is downright ugly. It earns an F there, suggesting that institutional cash is fleeing. We're staying far away from this stock in our Growth Investor model portfolio.FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) is another major player in cybersecurity, although its heyday was in 2013. Unfortunately, this stock is not measuring up right now, either:FEYE stock's Quantitative Grade is a D, reflecting at least slightly better buying pressure on Wall Street, compared to FFIV stock. But its growth prospects are uninspiring, in terms of sales, operating margins and earnings. In fact, its prospects for earnings season in general are downright bleak, with an F for both Analyst Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprises. There are far better tech plays available.That brings me to CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR), whose picture is the complete opposite in that regard - making it a Buy-rated stock in Portfolio Grader.It's also a stock I follow for Breakthrough Stocks, where we're up 18% with CYBR in just seven months. I was sure to brief subscribers on CyberArk's blowout earnings report in early August…in which second-quarter earnings soared 70.4% year-over-year!Specifically, CYBR's second-quarter earnings came in at $23 million, or $0.59 per share, up from $13.5 million, or $0.36 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. The analyst community was expecting earnings of $0.47 per share on $97.29 million in revenue, so CyberArk posted a 3% sales surprise and a 25.5% earnings surprise, too.Here's the full picture on CYBR:All in all, CyberArk has strong fundamentals, growing both sales and earnings like a champ. Its Quantitative Grade is even better: It earns an "A" on this proprietary measure of institutional buying pressure, contributing to a total grade of "A" as well.So, unlike its peers at F5 Networks and FireEye, CYBR stock is a Strong Buy.CYBR is a newer stock; while this Israeli credential security company has been around since 1999, its IPO was in late 2014.It also has room to grow. Its market cap (of just under $4 billion) is less than half of FFIV's. Plus, it's an excellent acquisition target.There's another major growth catalyst on the horizon -- in fact, it's already ramping up now. The "Mother of All Technologies"Right now, scientists are developing the next generation of computing technology. And once it's widely available, it'll trigger what Forbes called the "Next Industrial Revolution."Computers have already made life easier and more efficient for decades. However, there's still a lot of room for human error. Plus, with the "Internet of Things," there is just too much data for the human brain to analyze. That's why the second wave of computers will interpret this data themselves, and communicate and learn from each other. We need machine learning -- artificial intelligence (AI) will take everything to a whole other level.In fact, AI is already doing exactly that. If you've ever used an app that makes personalized recommendations -- Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) come to mind -- or even an email spam filter, you're benefiting from AI.And with all of this being powered by the internet…cybersecurity becomes even more vital!These ancillary (yet crucial) plays are a perfect way for investors to take part as the "mother of all technologies" gets deployed around the world. And there's a few different ways to play this AI megatrend; go here for the full results of my research.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 30 Marijuana Stocks to Buy as the Future Turns Green * 7 Consumer Stocks Ready to Rally Hard The post Why CyberArk Software (CYBR) Stock is the Best Cybersecurity Play Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The cybersecurity vendor is losing market share and generating losses while diversifying away from its legacy hardware business.
With Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOGL) vacuuming up the reputation and the hype and the sky-high stock valuations, it sometimes seems that the tech sector isn’t for the budget-minded investor. Even the more staid stocks, like Microsoft (MSFT) can have share prices well above $100. So, what do you do if you’re looking to invest in tech but are on a tight budget? Let’s take a look at three tech stocks for cost-conscious investors – all are priced under $15 per share, and show at least 40% upside potential. Cyren Ltd. (CYRN)A small cybersecurity firm based in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Cyren has developed a reputation for product excellence. The company specializes in cloud-based security as a service (SECaaS), with products for inbound and outbound spam, phishing, malware, ransomware, and botnet detection and protection.Cyren’s reputational achievements in the field are more impressive given its small size – the company is microcap, with a total market capitalization of just $82.3 million. The stock is priced accordingly, at just $1.51 per share.The analysts agree that this stock, despite its low cost and the company’s small size, is investment grade. Writing from B. Riley FBR, Dan Drawbaugh says, “Cloud-delivered cybersecurity solutions provider Cyren reported 2Q19 results on August 14 before market open. The quarter was, on the whole, about in line with our expectations: Revenue of $9.7M met our estimate and marked a quarterly record for CYRN… we are tempering our growth outlook for the company in the second half of 2019 in order to reflect a shift in product strategy within the enterprise business and gradual expansion of the threat intelligence business.” He gives CYRN shares a $3 price target, indicating a 98% upside potential. Craig-Hallum analyst Chad Bennett agrees with Drawbaugh’s assessment, also setting a $3 target for the stock.Overall, CYRN shares have a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus, and an average price target of $3. As noted, this target gives the stock an impressive 98% upside. FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)Silicon Valley-based FireEye provides hardware and software – and their support services – to analyze IT security, defend against malware attacks, and investigate cybersecurity breaches. FireEye has counted several blue-chip companies among its clients, including Target, JP Morgan, and Sony Pictures, and it is potentially one of the industry’s fastest growing firms. The company’s recent quarterly report was not spectacular, but did meet expectations, and confirmed several top-rated analysts in their positive views of the stock.Nomura analyst Christopher Eberle was impressed enough to initiate coverage of FEYE with a Buy rating, writing, “We see strong signs emerging of underlying recurring revenue growth, which may be the catalyst to drive overall revenue growth into the low double digits, after several years of "stagnant" mid-single-digit growth. Further, the foundation has been laid for FireEye's Helix platform, which should drive greater adoption.” Eberle’s $16 price target suggests an 18% upside for the shares.5-star analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver, from Baird, focused on FireEye’s improved billing situation when he wrote, “…billings growth accelerated to 13% supported by platform, cloud subscription and managed services which grew billings 27% Y/Y. We think end-of-life related churn is largely behind the company, and like the risk/reward going forward.” He did not put a price target on the shares, but did rate FEYE as a Buy.At $13.52, FireEye has the highest share price of the stocks in this list. The average price target, $19, suggests an upside potential of 40%. The Moderate Buy consensus rating comes from 8 buys and 4 holds given in the past three months. Zix Corporation (ZIXI) Even though much of our digital communication is handled through messenger apps, email remains important. It’s a better format for long-form messages, a more convenient format for less urgent communications, and better able to handle large document attachments. Email is here to stay, and so we need to keep it safe. That’s what Zix does. Zix’s products provide email encryption and data loss prevention. Customers have included the US Treasury and various Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.Zix’s solid niche impressed Cowen analyst Nick Yako enough to initiate his coverage of the stock with a Buy rating. The analyst said, “The company's acquisition of AppRiver in January sets it on a new growth trajectory to reach annual recurring revenue of $257M-$350M in three to five years, up significantly from $76M in 2018.” He added that the increasing prevalence of cloud computing will prove a benefit to Zix going forward. Yako’s $11 price target indicates a possible 46% upside to ZIXI.Writing more recently, Northland Securities 5-star analyst Tim Klasell reiterated his Buy rating. Klasell agrees that the AppRiver acquisition will be a revenue driver, as will Zix’s new status as an authorized reseller of MSFT’s Office 365. Klasell gives ZIXI shares a $12 price target.Like the other stocks in this list, ZIXI has a Moderate Buy rating from the analyst consensus. Shares sell for only $7.50, and the $12 average price target gives them a 60% upside potential.Visit TipRanks’ Trending Stocks tool, and find out which stocks are hot today.
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One of the most effective teams of Chinese government-backed hackers is also conducting financially-motivated side operations, cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday. U.S. firm FireEye said members of the group it called Advanced Persistent Threat 41 (APT41) penetrated and spied on global tech, communications and healthcare providers for the Chinese government while using ransomware against game companies and attacking cryptocurrency providers for personal profit. The findings, announced at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, show how some of the world's most advanced hackers increasingly pose a threat to consumers and companies not traditionally targeted by state-backed espionage campaigns.