Internet of things devices are vulnerable to an array of potential cyberattacks, including zero-day exploits, distributed denial-of-service attacks and passive wiretapping, according to a new GAO report, which cites mitigation advice from experts.
The digital transformation in the APAC region is being driven significantly by mobility and cloud, and there is a need to recalibrate the approach to security to factor in the new realities, regulations and challenges, says IBM Security's Vaidyanathan Iyer.
Weeks before the WannaCry outbreak, other attackers unleashed malware that targeted the same SMB flaw in Windows. But instead of installing ransomware, this campaign instead infected endpoints with Adylkuzz cryptocurrency mining software, security researchers say.
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As organizations around the globe - including hospitals in the United Kingdom - recover from the WannaCry ransomware campaign, healthcare entities in the United States so far appear to have mostly avoided the crisis. But why?
Microsoft's chief legal officer has slammed U.S. spy agencies, warning that civilians are at risk if governments stockpile libraries of software vulnerabilities that eventually fall into the hands of cybercriminals.
Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Microsoft has issued emergency security updates for some unsupported operating systems to protect against the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak. In addition, a researcher has accidentally disabled new infections from crypto-locking PCs, though he warns the respite will likely be temporary.
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The critical Active Management Technology flaw in many Intel chipsets' firmware can be remotely exploited using any password - or even no password at all - to gain full access to a system, security researchers warn. Numerous systems and even ATMs will require forthcoming firmware fixes.
Organizations have more endpoints today than ever, and securing those endpoints is challenging, because it's rare that any one organization is responsible for all the endpoints that touch its network and servers, says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research and strategy at NSS Labs.
An analysis on why small businesses are increasingly being targeted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, potential medical device hacks pose risk to patients, and payment fraud evolves as the threat landscape intensifies.
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