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The hackers behind the recent Olympic Destroyer attack planted sophisticated false flags inside their malware in an effort to confuse investigators [Read More]
State-sponsored threat group interested in inter-Korean affairs continues to launch highly targeted attacks using new malware [Read More]
Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos summarizes the activities of five sophisticated threat groups that target industrial control systems (ICS) [Read More]
The Flash Player vulnerability exploited by North Korea as a zero-day is now being used by cybercriminals in a massive malspam campaign [Read More]
CrowdStrike report shows the leveling of the playing field between state-sponsored actors and cybercrime groups [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberspy group APT28/Fancy Bear/Sofacy shifts focus from NATO countries and Ukraine to Central Asia and further east [Read More]
North Korean hacker group APT37 (aka Group123, Reaper, ScarCruft) has expanded the scope and sophistication of its operations [Read More]
The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have joined the U.K. in blaming Russia for the destructive NotPetya attack launched last summer [Read More]
UK officially accuses the Russian government of being behind the NotPetya attack, which cost major organizations millions [Read More]
A newly discovered variant of the AndroRAT mobile malware can inject root exploits to perform malicious tasks [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!