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Trend Micro researchers say the Sandworm team identified last week may be targeting SCADA systems.
A security researcher has uncovered a new attack vector called "Reflected File Download" where a malicious file can be downloaded without actually being uploaded anywhere.
The malware, dubbed Tyupkin, has been spotted on more than 50 machines throughout Eastern Europe.
Outlier Security, a startup co-founded by former HBGary CEO Greg Hoglund emerged from stealth mode with a new approach on how enterprises can detect threats targeting their endpoints.
AT&T admitted an employee accessed customer personal information without information in August.
The iWorm malware is reportedly being spread through pirated software
A new piece of malware (Mac.BackDoor.iWorm) has infected thousands of Mac OS X devices and uses Reddit to get a list of command and control (C&C) servers.
Palo Alto Networks has launched a new endpoint security solution designed to prevent sophisticated cyber attacks.
The FBI has launched Malware Investigator, an unclassified automated malware analysis tool designed to provide users with detailed technical information on malware.
The amount of cryptomalware hitting users in Australia has increased dramatically since May, according to Symantec.

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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!
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