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Equifax website that allows consumers to obtain their credit report was hacked and it redirected users to sites serving adware and scams [Read More]
Microsoft patches 62 vulnerabilities, including a critical Office zero-day exploited to deliver data-stealing malware [Read More]
Iran-linked threat group OilRig has been using a new Trojan in attacks aimed at entities in the Middle East [Read More]
Websites were hit by 63 attacks per day in the second quarter, a significant increase from 22 attacks per day last year [Read More]
Attackers inject themselves into ongoing email exchanges in highly targeted spear-phishing attacks aimed at entities around the world [Read More]
Various industries in the US and South Korea targeted in several high-volume FormBook distribution campaigns [Read More]
New backdoor uses an FTP server for command and control (C&C), Trend Micro researchers warned [Read More]
Fast food restaurant chain Sonic Drive-In confirms payment card breach and offers affected customers free identity theft protection services [Read More]
Kaspersky detected 18,000 malware samples belonging to 2,500 families on industrial automation systems in the first half of 2017 [Read More]
While critical infrastructure has been targeted by sophisticated threat actors, attacks involving commonly available tools, such as DDoS, are more likely, says Europol [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!