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Australian steel maker BlueScope disclosed a “cyber incident” last week that was initially detected at one of its US businesses. [Read More]
Texas’ transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent days. [Read More]
NortonLifeLock has released the beta version of BotSight, a free browser extension that allows Twitter users to easily identify bots on the social media platform. [Read More]
A threat actor believed to be operating out of China has been targeting physically isolated military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines. [Read More]
A recently identified cyber-espionage framework is capable of collecting and exfiltrating sensitive information even from air-gapped networks. [Read More]
After initially claiming that it found no evidence of data being stolen as a result of the recent ransomware attack, Australian shipping giant Toll has admitted that some data has been stolen. [Read More]
Texas revealed on Monday that a ransomware attack has forced the shutdown of its judicial branch network, including websites and servers. [Read More]
ATM maker Diebold Nixdorf confirmed that some IT systems were infected with ransomware, but the company said ATMs or customer networks were not impacted. [Read More]
Railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail is currently investigating a malware attack that forced some of its systems offline. [Read More]
Salt vulnerabilities addressed last week were abused over the weekend to hack Algolia’s infrastructure, the search-as-a-service startup revealed. [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!