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Flashpoint announces new service designed to help organizations respond and prepare for ransomware and other cyber extortion incidents [Read More]
Blackgear cyberespionage campaign, known to target Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, resurfaces with improved malware that abuses social media sites (including Facebook) for C&C communications [Read More]
Ukraine’s security service says it has blocked a VPNFilter attack on a critical infrastructure organization (a chlorine station) and accused Russian intelligence of being behind the operation [Read More]
Researchers see new attacks on Palestinian Authority and the main suspect is the Gaza Cybergang/Molerats, which has been linked to Hamas [Read More]
Developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution warned users that their GitHub account was hacked and malicious code was planted [Read More]
Cisco Talos releases free decryption tool to help victims of the Thanatos ransomware recover their files without paying the ransom [Read More]
New VirusTotal Monitor service aims to help software developers and antivirus vendors reduce the number of false positive detections [Read More]
China-linked cyber espionage group tracked by Symantec since 2013 as Thrip has targeted satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors [Read More]
DHS and FBI publish another report describing a piece of malware allegedly used by the North Korean government. The malware is tracked as 'Typeframe' [Read More]
Chinese threat actor known as APT15, Ke3chang, Mirage, Vixen Panda and Playful Dragon creates new MirageFox malware, and researchers have found similarities to the first malware used by the group [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!