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A ransomware attack hit 23 local government entities in Texas last week, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has revealed. [Read More]
Cloud Atlas/Inception cyberspies continue targeting government organizations in Russia and other countries, and they are now using polymorphic malware. [Read More]
Researchers have analyzed device drivers from major vendors and found that 40 drivers from 20 different companies have vulnerabilities that can be exploited to deploy persistent malware. [Read More]
Repurposing Mac malware is not a difficult task for someone with reverse-engineering skills, and it’s a far simpler approach than writing malware from scratch. [Read More]
Researchers have catalogued most known Windows process injection techniques and discovered a new one, which they say is stealthy and can bypass all Microsoft protections. [Read More]
The threat actor behind the cyberespionage campaign dubbed Machete continues to be active and some of its most recent attacks targeted the military in Venezuela and Ecuador. [Read More]
The power company in the South African city of Johannesburg has suffered serious disruptions after its systems became infected with a piece of ransomware. [Read More]
Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county’s computers. [Read More]
Recently disclosed vulnerabilities affecting some WordPress plugins have been exploited by cybercriminals in a malvertising campaign. [Read More]
Researchers claim they can trick Cylance’s AI-based antivirus into believing a malicious file is benign by appending certain strings to it. The vendor has launched an investigation. [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!