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New RedEye ransomware destroys files instead of encrypting them and holding them for ransom [Read More]
Electrum, the Russia-linked hacker group responsible for the 2016 power outage in Ukraine, no longer focuses exclusively on Ukraine [Read More]
Researchers find new stage 3 modules of VPNFilter malware and determine that devices from ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL, and ZTE are also targeted [Read More]
Despite their infrastructure being disrupted, the hackers behind the VPNFilter botnet continue to target routers in Ukraine [Read More]
Alert issued by the DHS and FBI attributes the Joanap backdoor trojan and the Brambul worm to the North Korean government [Read More]
FBI’s analysis of massive VPNFilter attack raises some questions on Russia-linked hacker groups. Agency advises users to reboot routers [Read More]
Russian police arrest Russian national involved in a scheme that helped cybercriminals make up to $8,000 per day using Android banking Trojans [Read More]
Mac users targeted with a piece of malware designed to mine Monero cryptocurrency via the legitimate XMRig tool [Read More]
Xenotime, the threat group behind the Triton/Trisis attack, is still active and it has targeted entities far outside the Middle East and safety systems other than Triconex [Read More]
Russia may be preparing a new cyberattack on Ukraine using a botnet of at least 500,000 routers and NAS devices. The malware has destructive capabilities and can target SCADA systems [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!