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A malicious application in the Google Play store targeted a recently patched Android zero-day vulnerability. The app has been linked to a threat group known for targeting military entities. [Read More]
A vulnerability affecting a Pulse Secure enterprise VPN product has been exploited by cybercriminals to deliver ransomware, a researcher warns. [Read More]
As if having their data encrypted wasn’t bad enough, businesses that fell victim to Maze ransomware now face another threat: their data could become public. [Read More]
A cyber-espionage group has targeted hundreds of industrial companies in South Korea and other countries using malware designed to steal passwords and documents. [Read More]
Sophisticated cybercrime groups have targeted North American gas stations with point-of-sale (PoS) malware, Visa warns. [Read More]
The long-standing Waterbear campaign launched by BlackTech cyberspies has returned with new evasion capabilities, employing API hooking to hide its behavior from security products. [Read More]
Microsoft’s December 2019 Patch Tuesday updates fix 36 vulnerabilities, including a Windows zero-day that has been exploited in Korea-linked attacks alongside a Chrome zero-day. [Read More]
The Dridex Trojan’s operators are expected to continue using the malware in attacks targeting the financial services sector, DHS warns. [Read More]
The Russia-linked cyberspy group known as Gamaredon has been targeting various Ukrainian diplomats, government and military officials, and law enforcement since mid-October. [Read More]
Facebook files lawsuit in California against a Chinese company for engaging in ad fraud on the social media platform. [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!