As challenging as ransomware has proven to be against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge at detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
"Ransomware is a threat that needs to be taken seriously," says Kirda, cofounder and chief...
As effective as ransomware has proven to be in attacks against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge in detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.
New Zealand's privacy commissioner is recommending new civil penalties against companies of up to NZ$1 million (US$718,000) for a "serious" data breach in light of sterner penalties adopted by Australia and the European Union.
The exploitation of known, but unmitigated, vulnerabilities is the primary method of compromise for most threats since attackers are able to easily and cost-effectively leverage existing vulnerabilities for effective and profitable outcomes. It's time to align your vulnerability management priorities with the biggest...
A suburban Dallas police department saw eight years' worth of digital evidence, including material for at least one active criminal case, frozen after a ransomware attack, another example of the continuing havoc caused by file-encrypting malware.
Most organizations that enable users to perform online transactions have implemented security measures to address fraud. Currently, one of the most common safeguards used in a wide array of products/services is two-factor authentication (2FA).
In recent years, 2FA has become employed by global tech leaders like...
Many IT professionals use remote administration tools to troubleshoot and fix PC problems remotely, just as if they were sitting behind the keyboard themselves. But these tools are also used for different purposes today. Both nation states and hacktivists use modified these tools, creating Remote Access Trojan's...
Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions are increasingly targeted with cyberattacks that could potentially derail the deals, says Bryce Boland of FireEye, who outlines the risks and offers tips for mitigating them.
England's largest health trust has been hit by a suspected cyberattack that led to IT administrators taking many systems offline at four hospitals in London while the matter gets investigated. The trust says it has not yet determined whether the disruption was malicious, but it has ruled out ransomware.
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. January's edition features former RSA chair Art Coviello discussing "Tactical and Investment Advice for Responding to Attackers." Other industry influencers like internet pioneer Vent Cerf, John Buzzard, Fraud Expert...
In an unclassified version of a top-secret report, the U.S. intelligence community says that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at undermining public faith in America's democratic process and preventing Hillary Clinton from being elected president.
The KillDisk disk-wiping malware, previously tied to espionage operations, has been updated with crypto-locking capabilities and now targets Linux as well as Windows systems. But security experts warn that attackers using the Linux variant have no way to furnish a decryption key.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.