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Russia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday. [Read More]
Linguistic analysis of WannaCry ransom notes suggests that the ransomware authors are fluent in Chinese and familiar with English [Read More]
A new Terra Privacy product called Hacker Deterrent Pro uses dynamic whitelisting to block malware and phishing attacks [Read More]
Was North Korea behind the WannaCry ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? [Read More]
A newly observed Jaff variant continues to use Necurs and PDF files for infection, but moved away from the .jaff extension and the Locky-like ransom note. [Read More]
Former CIA director John Brennan said that he warned Russia last summer against meddling in the US presidential election but the Russians went ahead and did it, anyway. [Read More]
Retailer Target agrees to pay $18.5 million to 47 U.S. states as part of a settlement over the massive data breach suffered by the company in 2013 [Read More]
Qatar said Wednesday it had begun an inquiry into an unprecedented security breach by hackers who posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues. [Read More]
In a cyber intrusion dubbed Operation Cobalt Kitty, the OceanLotus hacking group -- otherwise known as APT32 -- played cat-and-mouse with a security firm that was tracking its every move. [Read More]
Qatar said Wednesday its official state news agency had been hacked by an 'unknown entity', and subsequently carried false remarks attributed to the country's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. [Read More]

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Justin Fier's picture
The early indicators of the WannaCry attack were evident, but it spread too quickly for human security teams to react before it spread across the world like wildfire.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
If the WannaCry incident taught us anything, it’s that global, widespread ransomware can and will impact organizations without any notice. The time to prepare is now.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With elections coming up in the UK in June and Germany in September what type of cyber interference might we expect? And, more importantly, what steps can we take to mitigate risk?
Travis Greene's picture
But choosing to become a black hat hacker is not without risk. If you’re a budding hacker, consider these downsides...
Lance Cottrell's picture
Investigating nefarious actors online can be dangerous, as the places hunters go are likely to be full of malware and people actively monitoring for outsiders.
Jack Danahy's picture
Is the appropriate response to blame the victim when increasingly sophisticated attacks and the rise in credential thefts are making any user’s goal of protecting themselves much more difficult?
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Safeguarding critical assets, proactively addressing cyber and physical threats, and assessing and mitigating risk accurately and effectively requires comprehensive visibility into both the Deep and the Dark Web.
Scott Simkin's picture
When implemented in series, common malware analysis environments allow security teams to handle the vast majority of threats automatically, freeing up team resources to actively hunt more advanced threats.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
By removing the allure of hacking, we can hopefully incentivize cybercriminals to instead use their skills in a positive way, to benefit not only themselves but also the greater good.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Bad actors will do whatever they can to take advantage of this potentially lucrative tax season – so beware the Ides of April.