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Chronicle launches VirusTotal Enterprise, a platform that combines existing capabilities with expanded functionality and new features to help organizations protect their networks [Read More]
The discovery of new VPNFilter modules answers most unanswered questions about the malware itself, but researchers haven’t figured out what the threat actor plans on doing next [Read More]
Remote administration tools (RATs) used for legitimate purposes in operational technology networks can pose a serious risk, allowing malicious actors to target industrial systems, Kaspersky warns [Read More]
The recent Click2Gov attacks, which have targeted several cities in the U.S., are apparently carried out by a previously unknown financially motivated group [Read More]
A newly discovered piece of Linux malware that features both ransomware and crypto-currency mining capabilities appears designed to target enterprise intranets [Read More]
UK’s Bristol Airport was forced to resort to whiteboards and markers after a piece of ransomware disrupted its flight information display system [Read More]
Kaspersky detects over 19,000 malware samples of 2,800 families on industrial automation systems and the Internet is an increasingly significant source of attacks [Read More]
Some of the USB flash drives shipped by Schneider Electric with its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor solar energy products found to contain malware [Read More]
Windows zero-day vulnerability exploited by a group dubbed 'PowerPool' in targeted attacks. Flaw leveraged to elevate privileges of second-stage malware [Read More]
Researchers discover AdvisorsBot, a previously undocumented downloader used in attacks targeting hotels, restaurants and telecom companies [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!