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An unofficial patch has been released for the zero-day vulnerabilities affecting one million Dasan routers [Read More]
A Romanian man who launched a cyber attack on the servers of World of Warcraft over a squabble with other players was sentenced to one year in prison. [Read More]
Researchers discover that cybercriminals have been using a new method to bypass the Safe Links security feature in Office 365. Microsoft is investigating [Read More]
SynAck appears to be the first ransomware family to leverage the Process Doppelgänging technique in an effort to bypass detection by security products, Kaspersky Lab reports. [Read More]
Two Romanian nationals indicted for their role in a vishing and smishing scheme were extradited from Romania, the United States Department of Justice announced. [Read More]
Several Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage groups linked under the “Winnti umbrella” [Read More]
Hackers target a couple of recently disclosed vulnerabilities affecting Dasan routers. One million potentially vulnerable devices accessible directly from the Internet [Read More]
A malicious package masquerading as a cookie parsing library but delivering a backdoor instead was unpublished from the npm Registry along with three other packages [Read More]
The latest variant of the GandCrab ransomware breaks infected Windows 7 systems, Fortinet warns. [Read More]
Beneath the dominance of WannaCry, closer inspection of malware detections shows that in the latter half of 2017, other ransomware detections declined. [Read More]

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Travis Greene's picture
While a credit freeze can protect against the opening of fraudulent credit accounts, it is not an inoculation against identity theft. What can be done to help protect identities and the attributes associated with them?
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.