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New SLUB backdoor, used by threat actors in targeted attacks possibly aimed at South Korean users, abuses GitHub and Slack for C&C communications. [Read More]
Malicious hackers start exploiting a critical WinRAR vulnerability disclosed less than a week ago, just as RARLab releases the final version of the update that patches the flaw. [Read More]
The Drupal remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2019-6340 has been exploited in the wild to deliver cryptocurrency miners and other threats. [Read More]
Mexico’s privacy watchdog says the federal Attorney General’s Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government’s use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists. [Read More]
A security breach suffered by PoS solutions provider North Country Business Products resulted in the exposure of payment cards used at over 130 restaurants and hotels in the US. [Read More]
Using ransomware to hold computers hostage would draw stiffer penalties under legislation — prompted in part by attacks on Maryland hospitals over the past few years — state lawmakers are considering. [Read More]
A Windows application that can run on Macs has been caught downloading and installing malware. [Read More]
The China-linked cyberspy group known as APT10 has targeted a US law firm, a major Norwegian MSP, and an international apparel company in an extended cyber-espionage campaign. [Read More]
Kaspersky researchers discover links, including shared C&C infrastructure, between GreyEnergy and Zebrocy, both of which have been tied to Russia. [Read More]
There is widespread scanning for a recently disclosed remote code execution vulnerability in the ThinkPHP framework, Akamai reveals. [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!