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Portugal on Tuesday became the 21st country to join NATO's cyber defence centre, the Tallinn-based body said at a flag-raising ceremony. [Read More]
Drupal will release a follow-up patch for Drupalgeddon2 on April 25. Attackers continue to exploit the vulnerability to deliver various types of malware [Read More]
A cyber espionage group tracked as Orangeworm has been targeting healthcare organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, but it does not appear to be a state-sponsored operation [Read More]
Twitter no longer allows Kaspersky Lab to place advertisements on its platform, apparently over the security firm’s alleged ties to Russian intelligence [Read More]
A surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation. [Read More]
British teenager who accessed the email accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the head of the CIA was sentenced to two years in prison [Read More]
Gold Galleon: Nigerian hackers target global maritime shipping businesses and their customers in BEC attacks [Read More]
Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to help Chrome users stay safe from malware and phishing websites. [Read More]
Thirty-four major tech and security companies have aligned themselves and signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, what they claim is a "watershed agreement among the largest-ever group of companies agreeing to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks. [Read More]
Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram, its head said on Wednesday. [Read More]

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Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Historical patterns and recent activity indicate that another major Necurs malware outbreak is looming just around the corner.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Men and women may jokingly refer to their significant other as their “partner in crime,” but when it comes to romance scams, this joke may become a sad reality.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Even organizations with the most robust defense solutions and advanced automated technologies cannot effectively combat threats such as BEC without the adequate support and nuanced expertise of humans.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
It remains to be seen whether more legitimate web operations will embrace the approach, but you can count on illegitimate and malicious use of cryptomining to grow robustly.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the economics of cybercrime, with a noticeable impact on threat actors’ Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s).
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Even though I've been analyzing malware for the past 20 years, I do understand that internet security is not merely a technical problem, but also a business problem.
David Holmes's picture
Take a step back and realize that cryptocurrency mining is really just another form of malware, which is something you should be good at finding already.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
DMARC is an email authentication standard designed to eliminate phishing and other types of attack that use spoofing to misrepresent an email sender identity.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With better security practices both on an individual and organizational level, you can mitigate the risk of cryptocurrency fraud while remaining an active user.
Alastair Paterson's picture
The most technically sophisticated use detailed social engineering techniques, zero-day exploits and weaknesses in the supply chain.