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A new exploit kit named Capesand is being employed in live attacks despite still being in an unfinished state. [Read More]
The notorious Windows RDS vulnerability named BlueKeep has been exploited to deliver a Monero cryptocurrency miner. [Read More]
Google patches Chrome zero-day vulnerability that has been exploited to deliver malware in attacks sharing similarities with previous Korea-linked attacks. [Read More]
The China-linked threat group APT41 has been using a new piece of malware named MESSAGETAP to intercept SMS traffic on the servers of mobile operators. [Read More]
India’s largest nuclear power plant was reportedly hit by a piece of malware that has been linked to North Korean hackers. [Read More]
Tens of adware-carrying Android applications gathered 8 million installs on Google Play before being taken down. [Read More]
Fortinet security researchers took a deep dive into NukeSped malware samples that share multiple similarities with other malware families used by North Korean threat actors. [Read More]
A total of 17 iOS applications infected with clicker Trojan malware made it into the Apple App Store. [Read More]
German automation firm Pilz took many systems offline after it was hit by what it described as a targeted cyberattack, with reports claiming it was a ransomware attack. [Read More]
Recent Gustuff Android banking Trojan campaigns featured an updated malware version. [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!