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The Sundown exploit kit has started using steganography to hide its exploits in harmless-looking image files [Read More]
A new variant of the KillDisk malware encrypts files and holds them for ransom instead of deleting them [Read More]
New Android Trojan dubbed “Switcher” hacks routers and changes their DNS settings to redirect traffic to malicious websites [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberespionage group Fancy Bear (aka APT28 and Pawn Storm) tracked Ukrainian troops using Android malware [Read More]
Kaspersky has identified 1,000 computers infected with Zcash miners, potentially generating thousands of dollars per month for cybercriminals [Read More]
PowerShell, the scripting language and shell framework that is installed by default on most Windows computers, is becoming a favored attack tool for malware infections. [Read More]
PluginPhantom is a new Android Trojan that abuses the DroidPlugin plugin framework to evade static detection. [Read More]
Cybercriminals launch fully operational version of the TrickBot malware and they are using it to target banks in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany [Read More]
A new IoT worm dubbed Hajime uses BitTorrent protocols to communicate over a P2P network instead of using a centralized server [Read More]
The number of IoT devices ensnared by Mirai botnets has increased considerably following the leak of the malware’s source code [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!