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Cybercriminals combine Office exploits for CVE-2017-0199 and CVE-2012-0158 likely in an effort to avoid detection [Read More]
British researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US court to creating and selling the Kronos banking Trojan [Read More]
U.S. defense contractors targeted by North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberspy group APT28 targets hotels in Europe and their main target may be government and business travelers [Read More]
Recent espionage campaigns targeting North Korea show link between KONNI malware and DarkHotel operation [Read More]
Russian citizen sentenced by US court to 46 months in prison for his role in a cybercriminal operation involving an Ebury Linux botnet [Read More]
WikiLeaks details tool used by the CIA to disable security cameras, mute microphones, and corrupt video recordings that could compromise its agents [Read More]
The NotPetya malware attack caused a disruption of worldwide operations for pharma giant Merck [Read More]
WikiLeaks publishes documents describing three tools used by the CIA to hack OS X and other POSIX systems [Read More]
Two spy hacker groups linked to Iran, OilRig and Greenbug, appear to have shared malware 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!