A 20-year-old Dutch man suspected of creating the Rubella Macro Builder toolkit and distributing it on underground forums has been arrested by the Dutch National Police, which received assistance from McAfee. Rubella and other toolkits enable attackers to distribute malware through weaponized Office documents.
The scary fact is that human error is a contributing factor in more than 90% of breaches. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end users, making them your last line of defense. How are they so easily manipulated into giving the bad guys what they want? Well, hackers are...
It is estimated that a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, adding up to a projected $11.5 billion in damages for this year. As ransomware attacks become more targeted and damaging, your organization faces increased risk that can have your networks down for days or even weeks.
So, how can...
Understanding the risks to your most sensitive data begins with understanding the mindset of the hackers attacking it. Knowing why they do it can help identify where and how they will attack. This report gets inside the mind of a hacker, analyzing their motivations for penetrating cyber defenses, their methods and the...
Britain's privacy watchdog has proposed a record-breaking $230 million fine against British Airways for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to "poor security arrangements" that attackers exploited to steal 500,000 individuals' payment card data and other personal details.
Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.
A distributed denial-of-service attacker who crashed a popular gaming service at Christmas has been sentenced to serve 27 months in prison. Austin Thompson has also been ordered to pay $95,000 in damages to Daybreak Games.
Numerous industries, including financial services, rely on transaction-based controls to help spot and block fraud. But increasingly, organizations are also using session-based fraud detection and prevention.
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In the last several years, Financial Services organizations have undergone rapid digital transformation. They rely on social media and digital platforms to generate brand awareness, provide online banking and other financial services, and to offer support and services to customers. This has created new avenues and...
Did you know that public exploits for business applications have increased 100 percent since 2015?Today, over 77 percent of the world's transactional revenue touches an ERP system, making these applications an attractive target for cyber criminals looking to profit from the highly-sensitive and regulated data that...
Microsoft is warnings about a large-scale spamming campaign hitting several countries in Europe, with the attackers using an old Office exploit to send emails to victims that contain malware in RTF attachments.
Federal prosecutors brought racketeering and other charges against four people, including one U.S. citizen, related to Darkode, a notorious online forum that specialized in buying and selling of malware and other hacking tools. Law enforcement closed the site nearly four years ago.
A month after Baltimore's IT network was hit with the RobbinHood ransomware variant, officials believe the May 7 attack will cost $18 million, which includes recovering and restoring computer systems as well as lost municipal revenue.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the "blame game" in the wake of a ransomware attack against the city of Baltimore. Also featured: Discussions of cyberthreats in the financial services sector and open source security concerns.
The good news is: The development of new malware
exploits has slowed considerably. The bad news is:
That's because the old ones still continue to work so
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