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New research of Brexit-related tweets between December 2018 and February 2019 shows continuing efforts to amplify pro-Brexit sentiment coming from far-right groups both within and outside of the UK. [Read More]
While official advice is that ransoms should not be paid, at what point is the moral obligation to protect taxpayer money more important than the moral requirement to fight criminals? [Read More]
An Iran-linked threat group tracked as IRIDIUM is said to be behind an attack on software giant Citrix, but some people are not convinced the attribution is accurate. [Read More]
The Venezuelan government claims a massive power outage that has hit the country was caused by a cyberattack and a cyberattack also prevented authorities from restoring power. [Read More]
Recorded Future analyzed data from several Western social media platforms to see how the Chinese state exploits social media to influence the American public. [Read More]
New SLUB backdoor, used by threat actors in targeted attacks possibly aimed at South Korean users, abuses GitHub and Slack for C&C communications. [Read More]
Google releases information on a zero-day vulnerability in Windows being actively exploited in targeted attacks alongside a recently fixed Chrome flaw. [Read More]
A Minnesota man admitted that he hacked into state government databases in 2017 as an act of retaliation after the acquittal of an officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a 2016 traffic stop [Read More]
SSL/TLS certificates and related services can be easily acquired from dark web marketplaces, according to an academic study sponsored by Venafi. [Read More]
A Portuguese man linked to the publication of internal documents that embarrassed top European clubs and soccer officials in the Football Leaks case will be extradited to his home country, a Hungarian court has ruled. [Read More]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
By closely following trends watching for new activities and actors across a variety of data sources, security professionals can continue to take steps to mitigate the digital risk to their enterprises, partners and customers.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The FUD crypter service industry is giving a second life to a lot of old and kind-of-old malware, which can be pulled off the shelf by just about anybody with confused ethics and a Bitcoin account.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
John Maddison's picture
Cryptojacking malware grew from impacting 13% of all organizations in Q4 of 2017 to 28% of companies in Q1 of 2018, more than doubling its footprint.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
A study found that over 98 percent of malware making it to the sandbox array uses at least one evasive tactic, and 32 percent of malware samples making it to this stage could be classified as “hyper-evasive".
Justin Fier's picture
The cost of electricity has led some to take shortcuts in the search for power sources - individuals and organizations are now being breached by cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of corporate infrastructures.
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.