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In its latest Quarterly DDoS Trends and Analysis Report, Corero Networks found that 96 percent of DDoS attacks targeting its customers were 30 minutes or less in length.
Security firms warn that the notorious njRAT is making a comeback. The malware continues to use dynamic DNS services for C&C communications.
Sending spoofed emails from .gov domains allows spammers to bypass SPF/DKIM email verification systems.
PoSeidon is a sophisticated Point of Sale (PoS) malware that scrapes memory to search out number sequences that specifically match up with formats used by Discover, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.
Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit related to the massive data breach it suffered in 2013.
Attackers hacking into American computer networks appear to be leaving "cyber fingerprints" to send a message that critical systems are vulnerable, Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the NSA and head of US Cyber Command, said Thursday.
The Iranian government might be sponsoring the Rocket Kitten threat actor whose main targets are organizations in Europe and Israel.
Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Data alone presents a few problems, but many of them emerge from a single misguided view – 
that big data is the answer, not part of the answer.
South Korea's government accused North Korea Tuesday of carrying out cyber-attacks last December on its nuclear power plant operator, describing them as a provocation which threatened people's lives and safety.

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James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.
Adam Firestone's picture
The time has come for the technology professions to demonstrate ethical maturity and adopt standards of ethical conduct to which we hold ourselves and our peers accountable.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Cybercrime “case studies” are always impersonal, right? Would you get more out of specific stories of individuals caught in the cross hairs instead of corporate entities?
Wade Williamson's picture
The most important aspect for us as security professionals is to realize that the man-in-the-browser is not going away, and to understand what exactly has made it so successful.
Mark Hatton's picture
So what does the World Cup have to do with cyber security? A great deal actually. Anytime there is a large-scale global event, there is a sharp spike in the number of cyber scams that are unleashed.
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Wade Williamson's picture
In the same way we have watched APT techniques trickle down from nation-state actors to more opportunistic criminals, we should expect MitB to expand from financial services to all types of applications.