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Shadow Brokers release UNITEDRAKE, a sophisticated espionage platform used by the NSA to take complete control of Windows computers [Read More]
Palo Alto Networks finds 2007 variant of Babar (Snowball) malware believed to be developed by a French intelligence agency [Read More]
Russia-linked hackers apparently targeting control systems in energy facilities in the United States and Europe [Read More]
Cybercriminals have again started creating Android malware that abuses WAP billing to make a profit [Read More]
Dropper found on Google Play abuses accessibility services to deliver Android malware, including Bankbot [Read More]
Compared to Mirai, which abuses many small devices for powerful DDoS attacks, Pbot can generate 75 Gbps from just 400 nodes, Akamai reports [Read More]
Neptune exploit kit, also known as Terror, Blaze and Eris, used to deliver Monero miner via malvertising campaign [Read More]
A piece of code linked to both the UK researcher Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) and the Kronos malware was first published in 2009 [Read More]
Russia-linked Turla cyberspies use new dropper to deliver JavaScript backdoor in attacks aimed at entities interested in G20 [Read More]
Hackers possibly from China planted a backdoor in popular connectivity tools from NetSarang as part of a major supply chain attack [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!