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Designed to redirect traffic to a custom proxy, FiveSys is the second rootkit within the past five months to feature a digital signature issued by Microsoft. [Read More]
The latest iteration of the Chrome browser ditches support for the FTP protocol and removes several features to improve security. [Read More]
CISA warns that the BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple critical infrastructure entities in the United States, including organizations in the food industry. [Read More]
Symantec is warning about a threat actor targeting multiple entities in South Asia, with a focus on Afghanistan - for data theft and cyberespionage. [Read More]
The ransomware uses a raw key and AES for encryption, which allowed Trustwave researchers to easily come up with a decryptor. [Read More]
The U.S. Treasury looked into 177 crypto wallets associated with ransomware, and a total of $5.2 billion in outgoing Bitcoin transactions made out of these wallets. [Read More]
In a Form 10-K filing with the SEC, the company confirmed that the attackers made some of the stolen data public. [Read More]
Over two dozen nations resolved Thursday to battle collectively against the global and escalating threat posed by cyber-extortionists, following a Washington-led anti-ransomware summit. [Read More]
FBI, CISA, EPA and NSA issue a joint advisory to warn organizations in the water and wastewater sector of attacks targeting IT and OT systems. [Read More]
With 6,000 out of 30,000 observed clusters of activity, GandCrab emerged as the most active ransomware family wreaking havoc on the Windows ecosystem. [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!