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The House of Representatives passed three cyber-security bills this week designed to bolster efforts to guard critical infrastructure companies against attacks.
A new report examines the impact on the Internet itself and the ways in which the NSA has both weakened overall trust in the network and directly harmed the security of the Internet.
Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.
BlackBerry announced the acquisition of German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart
Chinese threat actors hacked into computer networks of the National Research Council (NRC) in Canada, the CIO of the Canadian government said on Tuesday.
Cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services and other companies are being abused by profit-driven cybercriminals to host DDoS bots, Kaspersky Lab reported on Friday.
The Russian government put a bounty on the Tor network in a posting online on a government procurement portal.
Kaspersky Lab has published a new research paper on Koler, the "police" ransomware that has been targeting Android users since April.
The crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on June 17 continues to make headlines, making it a perfect event for cybercriminals to leverage in their malicious campaigns.
Starting with Firefox 31, the malware detection mechanism integrated into the Web browser has been expanded to include downloaded files, Mozilla announced on Wednesday.

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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.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.
Michael Callahan's picture
While attackers are constantly improving their evasion tactics to extend the lifetime of their malware, users can also leverage these types of evasion tactics to help prevent malware infection in the first place.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Danelle Au's picture
Trying to defend against modern, advanced attacks with one-off point solutions is like playing a whack-a-mole game, always one step behind the attacker and trying to play catch up with the alerts as they’re received.
Tal Be'ery's picture
The Target breach shows that APT attacks have commoditized and therefore should concern not only the government and defense industry, but probably every enterprise.