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Global information services giant Wolters Kluwer takes applications and platforms offline after discovering malware on its systems. [Read More]
A Jenkins vulnerability disclosed late last year has been exploited by hackers to deliver malware that deploys a Monero miner and looks for new victims on the internet and local network. [Read More]
Baltimore’s government on Tuesday rushed to shut down most of its computer servers after its network was hit by a ransomware virus. Officials believe it has not touched critical public safety systems. [Read More]
The Russia-linked threat group known as Turla has been using a sophisticated backdoor dubbed LightNeuron to hijack Microsoft Exchange mail servers. [Read More]
The Chinese threat actor known as APT3, Gothic Panda and Buckeye used a newer version of a tool from the NSA-linked Equation Group at least a year prior to the Shadow Brokers leak. [Read More]
A new piece of ransomware named Sodinokibi has been delivered by cybercriminals using a WebLogic Server vulnerability patched by Oracle last week. [Read More]
Oracle releases out-of-band update for WebLogic Server to patch a remote command execution zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2019-2725, exploited in attacks. [Read More]
Swiss-based special-purpose vehicle maker Aebi Schmidt confirms being hit by a piece of malware and says the incident may result in disruptions to business operations. [Read More]
Recently observed attacks targeting officials within government finance authorities and representatives in several embassies in Europe abuse the legitimate TeamViewer application to gain full control of victim machines. [Read More]
The FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report (ICR) shows that both the incidence and cost of internet crime continues to escalate. [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!