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A recently uncovered highly targeted cyber-espionage platform that uses Tor for network communication has been targeting Russia and Eastern Europe. [Read More]
The BitPaymer ransomware operators were observed abusing a zero-day vulnerability in Apple’s iTunes for Windows to run code and evade detection. [Read More]
Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such malicious cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data encryption a key target, says Europol. [Read More]
Security researchers were able to link one of the hacking groups operating under the Magecart umbrella to the infamous threat actor known as the Cobalt Group. [Read More]
Hackers continue to target the Drupal vulnerability named Drupalgeddon2 to install malware onto unpatched systems. [Read More]
Hundreds of US municipalities, schools and health organizations have been hit by ransomware in 2019, leading to massive service disruptions. [Read More]
Wood Ranch Medical, a small medical provider located in Simi Valley, CA, is closing permanently after a ransomware attack destroyed customer data. [Read More]
Threat intelligence firm Anomali unveils Lens, a new tool that makes it easy for organizations to find and use threat data from news articles, blogs, security bulletins, logs and social networks. [Read More]
Researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that attempts to ensnare IoT devices in Europe into a DDoS-capable botnet that they have dubbed Gucci. [Read More]
A recent malware delivery campaign employs advanced fileless techniques and an elusive network infrastructure that allows it to remain largely undetected. [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!