Month: December 2017

Businesses Go on Pre-Holiday Cloud Acquisition Spree

Read full post VMware, McAfee, and Trend Micro announce a series of acquisitions that indicate a strong focus on cloud security.

/ December 21, 2017

Russia’s Fancy Bear APT Group Gets More Dangerous

Read full post Encryption and code refreshes to group’s main attack tool have made it stealthier and harder to stop, ESET says.

/ December 21, 2017

Digital Forensics & the Illusion of Privacy

Read full post Forensic examiners don’t work for bounties. They do what is required to catch criminals, pedophiles, or corporate embezzlers, and now their important security research is finally being acknowledged.

/ December 21, 2017

What do techies really want for Christmas?

Read full post We asked some techies what they’re hoping to find under the tree this Christmas

/ December 21, 2017

US Census Bureau: Data Exposed in Alteryx Leak Already Public

Read full post The US Census Bureau says no personally identifiable information it collected was compromised in this week’s Alteryx leak.

/ December 21, 2017

Fileless Malware Attacks Hit Milestone in 2017

Read full post Non-malware attacks account for the majority of all attacks this year, and ransomware grows to a $5 billion industry, new data shows.

/ December 21, 2017

Facebook Helps Users Detect Phishing Emails

Read full post A new Facebook tool shares recent security-related emails so users can verify whether messages are legitimate.

/ December 21, 2017

Why Network Visibility Is Critical to Removing Security Blind Spots

Read full post You can’t secure what you can’t see. Here are four ways to shine a light on the dark spaces of your corporate infrastructure.

/ December 21, 2017

5 Romanian ransomware distributors arrested after police raid

Read full post Five suspects; two ransomware strains; victims identified in both Europe and the US – cops swoop!

/ December 21, 2017

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition

Read full post Its facial recognition now finds photos even if you haven’t been tagged in them.

/ December 21, 2017

Be a More Effective CISO by Aligning Security to the Business

Read full post These five steps will you help marshal the internal resources you need to reduce risk, break down barriers, and thwart cyber attacks.

/ December 21, 2017

Small,Targeted Ransomware Attacks Emerge

Read full post Cybercriminals narrow their focus on specific industries, geographies, or size for a better return on investment, security experts say.

/ December 21, 2017

Sednit update: How Fancy Bear Spent the Year

Read full post Over the past few years the Sednit group has used various techniques to deploy their various components on targets computers. The attack usually starts with an email containing either a malicious link or malicious attachment. The post...

/ December 21, 2017

What does the security industry look like from the inside? [Chet Chat Podcast 267]

Read full post Here’s the latest episode of our popular Chet Chat podcast. Enjoy!

/ December 21, 2017

Coinbase investigates insider trading after Bitcoin Cash price spike

Read full post Trading was suspended after four minutes “to ensure a fair and orderly market.” But things were anything but orderly at that point.

/ December 21, 2017

What does revoking Net Neutrality mean for security?

Read full post Imagine the scenario where an Internet Service Provider (ISP) allows a security company providing malware protection the option to pay for their traffic to be prioritized and a lower the priority level imposed on all other providers....

/ December 21, 2017

9 Banking Trojans & Trends Costing Businesses in 2017

Read full post New Trojans appeared, old ones resurfaced, and delivery methods evolved as cybercriminals set their sights on financial data.

/ December 20, 2017

Attack Attribution Tricky Say Some as US Blames North Korea for WannaCry

Read full post There’s not enough evidence to conclusively tie the rogue regime to the ransomware attacks, some security experts say.

/ December 20, 2017

Security firm Keeper sues news reporter over vulnerability story

Read full post The vulnerability was fixed, but Keeper now demands that the allegedly defamatory article is pulled offline.

/ December 20, 2017

Census Records Leaked in Marketing Firm’s Exposure of 123 Million Households

Read full post Database in unsecured AWS storage bucket owned by marketing analytics firm Alteryx included 248 data fields on each household, but no names.

/ December 20, 2017

Census Records Leaked in Marketing Firm’s Exposure of 123 Million Households

Read full post Database in unsecured AWS storage bucket owned by marketing analytics firm Alteryx included 248 data fields on each household, but no names.

/ December 20, 2017

3 Tips for Securing Your Home WiFi Networks

Read full post Once your home WiFi network is up and running and your family’s devices are connected, it’s normal to turn a blind eye to your router. After all, it’s mostly out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately,...

/ December 20, 2017

Teen sentenced for vDOS rampage

Read full post He had a “substantial” role in targeting Netflix, Amazon, Verizon, BBC and other big brand sites in extraordinary DDoS attacks

/ December 20, 2017

New York to crack open its code, looking for bias

Read full post It’s thought to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police and city agencies

/ December 20, 2017

Adventures in cybersecurity research: risk, cultural theory, and the white male effect – part 2

Read full post Armed with the cultural theory described in part one as a possible explanation for why some people do not heed expert advice, we fielded a survey that queried US adults about their attitudes to 15 different technology...

/ December 20, 2017

Five Arrested for Cerber, CTB-Locker Ransomware Spread

Read full post Authorities arrest three Romanian suspects for spreading CTB-Locker malware and two for a ransomware case linked to the United States.

/ December 20, 2017

Security Worries? Let Policies Automate the Right Thing

Read full post By programming ‘good’ cybersecurity practices, organizations can override bad behavior, reduce risk, and improve the bottom line.

/ December 20, 2017

2017 was a dumpster fire of privacy and security screw-ups

Read full post 2016 may have killed every famous person we ever cared about, but it was tame compared to the dumpster fire of security screw-ups and privacy violations that 2017 had in store. Here’s our look back.

/ December 20, 2017

Windows 10 password manager bug is hiding good news

Read full post Peer a bit harder through the gloom of the Keeper flaw and you’ll find a good news story

/ December 20, 2017

WhatsApp and Facebook told to stop sharing data

Read full post Whatsapp will face sanctions for sharing user phone numbers and usage data for “business intelligence” purposes with Facebook if it doesn’t comply

/ December 20, 2017

Another Cyberattack Spotted Targeting Mideast Critical Infrastructure Organizations

Read full post Operation Copperfield appears focused on data theft and reconnaissance, Nyotron says.

/ December 19, 2017

Microsoft Office Docs New Vessel for Loki Malware

Read full post Loki malware, built to steal credentials, is distributed via Microsoft Excel and other Office applications rigged with malicious ‘scriptlets’ to evade detection.

/ December 19, 2017

Happy holidays – and don’t get scammed! [VIDEO]

Read full post Enjoy our not-too-technical security tips so you don’t get scammed while you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself!

/ December 19, 2017

LinkedIn accused of chilling access to information online

Read full post It’s an epic legal battle for the future of the internet, and it’s not net neutrality.

/ December 19, 2017

New Database Botnet Leveraged for Bitcoin Mining

Read full post Attackers are quietly building an attack infrastructure using very sensitive machines.

/ December 19, 2017

GPS is off so you can’t be tracked, right? Wrong

Read full post It’s not just your GPS that gives away your location, researchers have discovered

/ December 19, 2017

Massive Cloud Leak Exposes Alteryx, Experian, US Census Bureau Data

Read full post A misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 storage bucket exposed sensitive data on consumers’ financial histories, contact information, and mortgage ownership.

/ December 19, 2017

Trump Adviser: North Korea Waged WannaCry Attack

Read full post White House declares the North Korean government as perpetrators of the epic ransomware attack that spread around the globe in early May.

/ December 19, 2017

Comprehensive Endpoint Protection Requires the Right Cyber Threat Intelligence

Read full post CTI falls into three main categories — tactical, operational, and strategic — and answers questions related to the “who, what, and why” of a cyber attack.

/ December 19, 2017

Facebook admits that social media can be bad for you

Read full post It’s all about how you use it, says the social media giant

/ December 19, 2017