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Control servers included in the configuration file of new TrickBot samples fail to respond to bot requests. [Read More]
The threat actor behind the Ryuk ransomware continues to conduct attacks following the recent attempts to disrupt the TrickBot botnet. [Read More]
Kaspersky security researchers have identified versions of the GravityRAT spyware that are targeting Android and macOS devices. [Read More]
An attack involving the Ryuk ransomware required 29 hours from an email being sent to the target to full environment compromise and the encryption of systems. [Read More]
Microsoft on Monday revealed that it worked with industry partners to shut down the infrastructure used by TrickBot operators and block efforts to revive the botnet. [Read More]
Two security researchers explain how they were able to hack into the command and control (C&C) panels of 10 IoT botnets. [Read More]
Microsoft has warned users of a new and sophisticated Android ransomware that abuses notification services to display the ransom note. [Read More]
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns of an increase in attacks targeting state and local governments with the Emotet Trojan. [Read More]
A new Mirai-based botnet is targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Tenda routers, according to researchers at Chinese cybersecurity company Qihoo 360. [Read More]
A newly released “vaccine” can prevent certain types of ransomware from erasing shadow copies to prevent data recovery. [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!