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Symantec determined that some of WikiLeaks’ CIA exploits are very similar to ones used by a cyberespionage group it tracks as Longhorn [Read More]
WikiLeaks publishes documents detailing Grasshopper, a platform used by CIA to create Windows malware installers [Read More]
A new IoT/Linux botnet dubbed Amnesia targets DVRs using an unpatched vulnerability disclosed one year ago [Read More]
Hackers linked to China hijacked the website of a U.S. trade group in an effort to deliver reconnaissance malware to visitors [Read More]
Recently patched Apache Struts 2 vulnerability is now being used to deliver Cerber ransomware to Windows servers [Read More]
Cyberespionage group apparently not linked to any previously known actor uses Windows and Android malware to target organizations in the Middle East [Read More]
Researchers identified a backdoor linking the Russian-speaking Turla actor to Moonlight Maze, one of the earliest cyberespionage operations [Read More]
Russia-linked APT29 group uses a stealthy backdoor dubbed POSHSPY to maintain access to targeted systems [Read More]
The Russia-linked Turla group has continued to improve its second-stage backdoor known as Carbon [Read More]
Researchers send commands to malware on air-gapped network by shining lasers or smart bulbs at a scanner [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!