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Locky starts using new technique involving the DDE protocol to evade detection and improve infection rates [Read More]
A new, massive Mirai-linked botnet is recruiting improperly secured IoT devices such as IP wireless cameras [Read More]
Canada’s CSE spy agency releases the source code of a malware detection and analysis tool named Assemblyline [Read More]
Hackers breach Eltima website and use it to deliver macOS RAT Proton via a trojanized version of Elmedia Player [Read More]
Recently observed distribution campaigns featuring the Ursnif banking Trojan were using new malicious macro tactics for payload delivery [Read More]
New Magniber (Magnitude+Cerber) ransowmare delivered to users in South Korea via Magnitude exploit kit [Read More]
A Middle Eastern threat group has been using a Flash Player zero-day vulnerability to deliver FinFisher spyware [Read More]
Cyber espionage group known as Bronze Butler and Tick, which researchers linked to China, continues to target Japan using custom malware and a zero-day [Read More]
41 Hyatt hotels in more than a dozen countries hit by payment card breach. This is the second breach discovered by the company within two years [Read More]
Websites of credit reporting agencies Equifax and TransUnion redirected users to malware, adware and scams due to a third-party web analytics script [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!