The operators of the Necurs botnet continue to target victims with phishing campaigns designed to infect them with banking malware, ransomware and cryptocurrency fever, as well as to generate profits via dating website referrals.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Why some organizations with working backups still choose to pay a ransom after suffering a cryptolocking malware attack. Also featured: The U.S. government's push to bolster the private sector's "active defenses."
Government agencies face unique technology challenges in today's world, including complex legacy IT systems, antiquated processes and a prohibitive legislative budgeting cycle. Because of these challenges, many agencies are looking for creative new approaches to overcome the obstacles preventing adoption of the latest...
BlackBerry mobile devices have become a rare sight. But drivers of Audi, GM and Mercedes vehicles may be using the company's embedded operating system in their cars, and with a new tool called Jarvis, BlackBerry is also making a play to secure the code used to drive autonomous vehicles.
Spear phishing is the common trigger to many of the most popular - and successful - targeted attacks. How can organizations improve their defenses to better spot - and stop - spear phishing?
Spear phishing and messaging-based threats tend to be the first attack vector that criminals are using today in targeted...
The CIA has attributed last year's outbreak of NotPetya wiper malware to Russia's GRU military intelligence unit, The Washington Post reports. Other intelligence agencies and information security experts have reached similar conclusions, warning that Russia's hybrid warfare campaigns are intensifying.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report takes a look at how ready healthcare organizations are for GDPR compliance. Also featured: comments from Alberto Yepez of Trident Capital on the 2018 outlook for information security companies and a summary of the latest financial fraud trends.
The browser is the window to the web. But what's going in the background during that browsing is opaque to most users. A new experiment shows how the computing power of tens of thousands of computers could be unknowingly harnessed to crack passwords, harvest cryptocurrencies or conduct DDoS attacks.
There are roughly 3,000 cybersecurity vendors in the market today, and former FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt says conditions are right for even greater market growth. How does he see the marketplace evolving in 2018?
An analysis of FBI Director Christopher Wray's comments about how encryption poses complications for law enforcement officials leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: The former CISO of the state of Michigan sizes up cybersecurity forecasts.
A 28-year-old Ohio man has been accused of running a 13-year spying scheme that used malware to steal millions of photos, live images and other data from computers. He is accused of developing and using Fruitfly, a malware application for Apple Macs and Windows.
Security vendor products are held to a higher standard of security. They must help their customers solve complex security problems, as well as have the most stringent security measures in place throughout the software development lifecycle. To meet those standards, many security vendors are turning to more innovative...
In 2018, digital extortion will be at the core of most cyber criminals' business model and will propel them into other schemes that will get them hefty payouts. And as environments have become increasingly interconnected, these threats are redefining how we should look at security.
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Bug bounties are fundamentally changing the way financial service organizations approach the security of the Internet, moving from the realm of novelty towards becoming best practice.
This report presents how the financial services industry is actively looking to bug bounty programs to augment their existing...
The days of threats being addressed with traditional security solutions are behind us. In 2018, digital extortion will be at the core of most cyber criminals' business model and will propel them into other schemes that will get them hefty payouts.
As environments become increasingly interconnected and complex,...