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The Scranos rootkit-enabled spyware operation has expanded reach outside of China to hit targets worldwide. [Read More]
A new variant of the HawkEye keylogger/information stealer is being leveraged in ongoing malware distribution campaigns. [Read More]
FireEye releases an open source tool designed to automate the analysis of Adobe Flash files to identify malware and prevent infections. [Read More]
A recently patched Windows zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-0859 had been exploited to deliver a PowerShell backdoor. [Read More]
Feedback Friday: Industry professionals comment on the news that the group behind the Triton/Trisis malware has hit an additional critical infrastructure facility. [Read More]
Kaspersky publishes new report on the activities of the Hamas-linked Gaza Cybergang and claims much of its infrastructure has been disrupted. [Read More]
The DHS and FBI have attributed a new Trojan they track as HOPLIGHT to a notorious threat group believed to be backed by the North Korean government. [Read More]
Researchers discover a sophisticated APT, named TajMahal, that can steal data from CDs, thumb drives and even printer queues. [Read More]
The tools and TTPs used by the threat group behind the Triton/Trisis malware show that the hackers are focused on maintaining access to compromised systems. [Read More]
A recently discovered variant of the Mirai malware is targeting a wider range of IoT devices than before. [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!