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A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the suburban Washington headquarters of the National Security Agency. [Read More]
Bitmessage developers rush to patch remote code execution vulnerability in PyBitmessage in response to a zero-day attack [Read More]
A newly discovered variant of the AndroRAT mobile malware can inject root exploits to perform malicious tasks [Read More]
Litecoin and Dash are expected to replace Bitcoin as the most used payment method on underground portals and marketplaces, Recorded Future suggests in a new report. [Read More]
Cryptocurrency mining malware is not uncommon on industrial systems, according to several cybersecurity firms [Read More]
The websites of numerous government, health and education organizations worldwide were infected with a crypto-currency miner over the weekend, after a script running on all of them was maliciously modified. [Read More]
Decryption keys for a current version of Cryakl ransomware have been obtained and uploaded to the NoMoreRansom website [Read More]
Senator who conducted 4-month investigation into Equifax breach wants answers after credit agency admits that hackers accessed types of data not mentioned in initial disclosure [Read More]
A Russian man promising stolen hacking tools and compromising information on President Donald Trump fleeced American spies for $100,000 last year, The New York Times reported. [Read More]
South Korea on Saturday investigated a mysterious internet shutdown during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which follows warnings of possible cyberattacks during the Pyeongchang Games. [Read More]

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Jack Danahy's picture
While devastating to the victims, the recent rash of ransomware has been helpful in putting an objective and quantifiable face on modern threats associated in cybersecurity.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
SSL encryption can create blind spots in many organizations, as malware in the HTTPS channel is essentially hidden from most web security tools.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
If the rest of the community would give hackers more of a chance before writing them off as evildoers, there would potentially be more incentives for capable people to go into the white hat hacking business.
Alastair Paterson's picture
The emergence of decentralized marketplaces within the criminal ecosystem poses significant challenges for law enforcement agencies and private security vendors.
Jack Danahy's picture
Awareness is not enough. Companies also need to dedicate themselves to protecting users and eliminating the blind spots caused by unpatched systems and a lack of strong endpoint protection.
Alastair Paterson's picture
As the opportunity for payment card fraud grows, it’s safe to assume that more cybercriminals will take advantage of new, sophisticated online courses to get a piece of the pie.
Ting-Fang Yen's picture
The attackers may be looking for the path of least resistance, but there is no shortcut to securing your platform.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
While President Trump’s executive order has laid an impressive and hopeful foundation for a more secure nation, its focus on bolstering federal defenses against large-scale cyber attacks and nation-state cyber threats is still too narrow.
Alastair Paterson's picture
There’s a great deal of intelligence organizations can find on the deep and dark web, but it's important to remember that criminal activity isn’t limited to the dark web.