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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]
German car parts and defense firm Rheinmetall says production at its automotive plants in the US, Brazil and Mexico was disrupted as a result of a malware attack. [Read More]
Attacks conducted by a suspected Chinese threat actor on technology companies in Southeast Asia leveraged a version of the open-source PcShare backdoor. [Read More]
A large number of spam messages recently sent by the same botnet were observed featuring randomized headers and even different templates, with some emails resembling phishing. [Read More]
A threat actor referred to as POISON CARP has targeted senior members of Tibetan groups via WhatsApp for around six months. [Read More]
Critical infrastructure and other organizations are increasingly at risk of being targeted in attacks involving RDP and disruptive ransomware. [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!