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Australian steel maker BlueScope disclosed a “cyber incident” last week that was initially detected at one of its US businesses. [Read More]
Texas’ transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent days. [Read More]
Several supercomputers across Europe were taken offline last week after being targeted in what appears to be a crypto-mining campaign. [Read More]
Security researchers at Bitdefender have identified a highly sophisticated Android spyware platform that managed to remain undetected for four years. [Read More]
NortonLifeLock has released the beta version of BotSight, a free browser extension that allows Twitter users to easily identify bots on the social media platform. [Read More]
A threat actor believed to be operating out of China has been targeting physically isolated military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines. [Read More]
A recently identified cyber-espionage framework is capable of collecting and exfiltrating sensitive information even from air-gapped networks. [Read More]
The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) uploaded five malware samples to VirusTotal that have been attributed to the North Korean hacking group Lazarus. [Read More]
After initially claiming that it found no evidence of data being stolen as a result of the recent ransomware attack, Australian shipping giant Toll has admitted that some data has been stolen. [Read More]
Texas revealed on Monday that a ransomware attack has forced the shutdown of its judicial branch network, including websites and servers. [Read More]

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John Maddison's picture
Intent-based segmentation, deception technology, and an integrated security fabric are essential tools in beating malware designed to avoid detection and analysis.
Justin Fier's picture
The origin story of Mimikatz — a post-exploitation module that has enabled criminals to steal millions of passwords around the world — reads like an over-the-top spy thriller.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The truth is that quite a lot of malware is developed by an organization—an actual office of people that show up and spend their working day writing malware for a paycheck.
Erin O’Malley's picture
When ransomware strikes, there aren’t many options for response and recovery. Essentially, you can choose your own adventure and hope for the best.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
History shows that, in security, the next big thing isn’t always an entirely new thing. We have precedents—macro malware existed for decades before it really became a “thing.”
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The FUD crypter service industry is giving a second life to a lot of old and kind-of-old malware, which can be pulled off the shelf by just about anybody with confused ethics and a Bitcoin account.
John Maddison's picture
Cryptojacking malware grew from impacting 13% of all organizations in Q4 of 2017 to 28% of companies in Q1 of 2018, more than doubling its footprint.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
A study found that over 98 percent of malware making it to the sandbox array uses at least one evasive tactic, and 32 percent of malware samples making it to this stage could be classified as “hyper-evasive".
Justin Fier's picture
The cost of electricity has led some to take shortcuts in the search for power sources - individuals and organizations are now being breached by cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of corporate infrastructures.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Historical patterns and recent activity indicate that another major Necurs malware outbreak is looming just around the corner.