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A new threat actor operating under the “Magecart” umbrella landed a malicious skimmer on hundreds of websites through a supply chain attack, security firms reveal. [Read More]
The recent cyberattack that disrupted the delivery of several major US newspapers may have involved Ryuk, a piece of ransomware typically used in targeted operations. [Read More]
Researchers continue to analyze Shamoon 3 and they have found links to APT33, additional components, and a verse from the Quran in the source code of the wiper. [Read More]
A malicious email campaign targeting employees of banks and financial services companies in the United States and the United Kingdom has been abusing Google Cloud Storage for payload delivery. [Read More]
The Russia-linked cyber-espionage group Sofacy has developed a new version of the Zebrocy tool using the Go programming language. [Read More]
Over a quarter of healthcare organizations in North America were hit by ransomware in the past year, a new Kaspersky Lab survey reveals. [Read More]
Several Shamoon 3 samples have been identified and there appear to be targets in more sectors than initially believed. Researchers also found some links to Iran. [Read More]
Italian oil services company Saipem has confirmed that its systems were hit by a new variant of Shamoon, but the malware has also reportedly been used against other energy firms operating in the Middle East. [Read More]
Several critical infrastructure organizations in Russia have been targeted by hackers believed to be profit-driven cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored cyberspies. [Read More]
Law enforcement, cybersecurity companies, Google and other tech firms work together on dismantling sophisticated 3ve ad fraud scheme that earned its operators tens of millions of dollars [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!