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New Trojan dubbed Acronym is possibly linked to the malware family used in the Potao Express campaign [Read More]
Government organizations in the Middle East targeted with RanRan, a ransomware that asks victims to make a political statement to recover encrypted files [Read More]
The security industry stands accused by enterprise and government customers of over-hyping the cyber security threat to sell under-achieving products. [Read More]
Cybercrime group tracked by FireEye as FIN7 targets personnel involved in SEC filings. At least 11 US organizations targeted [Read More]
WikiLeaks claims to have obtained files showing the hacking capabilities of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [Read More]
The Shamoon 2.0 malware has a fully functional ransomware module, but it has not been used in attacks [Read More]
StoneDrill, a new malware linked to Shamoon and Charming Kitten, used for spying and destruction in Europe and Middle East [Read More]
Google expands Safe Browsing on macOS to protect Chrome users against ad injections and unauthorized settings changes [Read More]
Russia-linked threat group Gamaredon starts using custom malware in attacks aimed at Ukraine [Read More]
Symantec believes multiple threat groups may have worked together in the recent Shamoon 2 attacks [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
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.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!