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Microsoft has raised the alarm after discovering Chinese cyber-espionage operators chaining multiple zero-day exploits to siphon e-mail data from corporate Microsoft Exchange servers. [Read More]
A Ryuk ransomware variant observed in early 2021 is capable of lateral movement within the infected networks. [Read More]
Threat intelligence vendor Recorded Future is reporting a wave of targeted attacks against power plants, electricity distribution centers and seaports in India. [Read More]
Asian food distributor JFC International says its IT systems were briefly disrupted by a ransomware attack. [Read More]
NEWS ANALYSIS: Armorblox raises $30 million and joins a growing list of well-heeled startups taking a stab addressing one of cybersecurity’s most difficult problems: keeping malicious hackers out of corporate mailboxes. [Read More]
Ukraine says its government agencies have been targeted by Russia in DDoS and supply chain attacks. [Read More]
Bot protection startup PerimeterX raises $57 million more in new financing to fuel its push into new markets globally. [Read More]
Active for at least two years, the threat actor switched from PowerShell Empire to using the Koadic and Octopus RATs. [Read More]
Veteran cybersecurity practitioner and executive Caleb Sima has been tapped to lead security at mobile stock trading startup Robinhood. [Read More]
Researchers uncover a new Mac malware that has infected at least 30,000 devices and which appears to be the first malware to abuse the macOS Installer JavaScript API. [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!