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KBOT, a piece of malware designed to steal information from infected machines, is the first “living virus” spotted in years, according to Kaspersky. [Read More]
Several cybersecurity companies have spotted various campaigns that leverage coronavirus-themed emails to deliver malware, phishing and scams. [Read More]
IBM says attacks targeting OT infrastructure increased by over 2000 percent in 2019, and the most commonly seen piece of malware was the Mirai variant Echobot. [Read More]
The City of North Miami Beach last week announced that ransomware was found on computers within its police department’s network. [Read More]
Three major manufacturers had some IoT devices running Windows 7 infected with malware in what experts believe to be a supply chain attack. [Read More]
Malicious optimizer, booster, and utility applications hosted on Google Play gathered nearly half a million downloads before being taken down. [Read More]
Australian transportation and logistics giant Toll Group was forced to shut down some of its customer apps in response to a ransomware attack. [Read More]
China-linked Winnti hackers were observed using a new variant of the ShadowPad backdoor in recent attacks targeting Hong Kong universities. [Read More]
A threat group linked to Iran has targeted a U.S.-based research company whose services are used by businesses and government organizations. [Read More]
Citrix has released the full set of patches for the recently disclosed security flaw tracked as CVE-2019-19781, but attacks on vulnerable systems are ramping up. [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!