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The New York Times reports that the US has planted potentially destructive malware in Russia’s power grid, but President Trump says the story is not true and calls it a “virtual act of treason.” [Read More]
Xenotime, the threat actor behind the 2017 Trisis/Triton malware attack, is now targeting — in addition to oil and gas organizations — electric utilities in the United States and the APAC region. [Read More]
ASCO, a Belgium-based company that provides aircraft parts to Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has been severely hit by a ransomware attack. [Read More]
Hackers can hide malware in DICOM medical imaging files, the DHS’s NCCIC warned on Tuesday. [Read More]
Some IT systems at testing services giant Eurofins Scientific disrupted by ransomware. [Read More]
Microsoft has reminded users to patch the wormable Windows vulnerability tracked as BlueKeep and CVE-2019-0708 due to the high risk of exploitation. [Read More]
Malware found on PoS systems at over 100 Checkers and Rally's locations, which represents roughly 15% of the company’s restaurants. [Read More]
An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on "rigorous, ethical standards" despite previous links to alleged espionage. [Read More]
Microsoft patches nearly 80 vulnerabilities with its May 2019 Patch Tuesday updates, including a zero-day and a wormable RDS flaw that can be exploited for WannaCry-like attacks. [Read More]
A North Korea-linked hacker group tracked as ScarCruft, APT37 and Group123 continues to evolve and it recently added a Bluetooth harvester to its toolkit. [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!