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IBM researchers believe Shamoon used macro-enabled documents and PowerShell scripts to infect victims [Read More]
Russia-linked threat group APT28 (aka Pawn Storm, Fancy Bear and Sofacy) created a Mac version of its X-Agent Trojan [Read More]
Thousands of Android devices, including ones running Android 6 and 7, infected with Marcher trojan [Read More]
Researchers identified more than 140 attacks where malicious actors used legitimate tools for in-memory infections and traffic tunnelling [Read More]
Cyber espionage group linked to Iran uses Mac malware named MacDownloader to steal data from infected devices [Read More]
Sophisticated Word documents used to deliver Flash exploits in attacks aimed at NATO governments [Read More]
Google announced that JavaScript (.js) file attachments will be blocked by Gmail starting with February 13 for security reasons [Read More]
The stolen credentials used in the recent Shamoon attacks may have been provided by a threat group dubbed "Greenbug" [Read More]
A college student has admitted being the developer of a widely used keylogger known as “Limitless.” He faces 10 years in prison [Read More]
The EyePyramid malware used to spy on important people in Italy is not very sophisticated, but it still allowed attackers to steal a lot of sensitive data for a long time [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!