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The WatchBog cryptocurrency-mining botnet is heavily reliant on the Pastebin website for command and control (C&C) operations. [Read More]
Iran-linked threat actor COBALT DICKENS has launched a new phishing campaign targeting universities around the world. [Read More]
A North Korea-linked hacker group tracked as Kimsuky and Smoke Screen has been using uncommon file formats to help their malware evade detection. [Read More]
The China-linked threat actor tracked as Thrip has continued to target entities in Southeast Asia and Symantec has determined that it’s actually a subgroup of Billbug/Lotus Blossom. [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on reports that an Iranian mole helped the US and Israel plant the Stuxnet malware on computers at an Iranian nuclear facility. [Read More]
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) says it is not aware of any ransom being paid to recover systems affected by a recent ransomware attack. [Read More]
The risk associated with crimeware is underestimated, despite a continuous increase in attacks involving financially motivated malware, Chronicle finds. [Read More]
The operators behind TrickBot have made heavy use of evasion and anti-analysis techniques in recently observed attacks. [Read More]
A recently observed phishing campaign targeting victims’ private email addresses has adopted a multi-stage approach in an attempt to avoid raising suspicion. [Read More]
Avast and French police have cleaned up 850,000 computers infected with Retadup malware after taking control of its C&C server. [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!