Ransomware is the largest underground cybercriminal business. And like any business, entrepreneurs continue to find new ways to innovate. A Russian hacker has cobbled together a low-end ransomware kit costing just $175, aimed at anyone who seeks a file-encrypting payday.
Enterprise security leaders largely understand the business problems posed by a lack of privileged access management. But understanding and overcoming the obstacles to deploying a successful PAM rollout? That's the real challenge, says Alex Mosher of CA Technologies.
Businesses that fail to block former employees' server access or spot any other unauthorized access are asking for trouble. While the vast majority of ex-employees will behave scrupulously, why leave such matters to chance?
Good news for Microsoft Windows users: The Equation Group exploit tools dumped this month by Shadow Brokers don't work against currently supported versions of Windows, largely thanks to patches Microsoft released in March. But who tipped off Microsoft?
Cyberattackers love not having to reinvent the wheel. At least, that's the tactic favored by the Callisto group, an "advanced threat actor" that's been using leaked Hacking Team spyware to infect targets, says security firm F-Secure.
Too many businesses assume that the internet will be around forever, but that's faulty thinking and an impractical business practice, says Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin, a featured speaker at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Atlanta this month.
Leading the latest version of the ISMG Security Report: A tale of how a dedicated manager spent her weekends monitoring video of ATMs led to the capture of a criminal skimmer. Also, the growing sophistication of cybercriminals.
When she first joined the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Maria Ramirez prosecuted street gangs. Now she's cracking down on cyber gangs and is opening her case file to share lessons learned from cases involving business email compromise and ransomware.
An increase in unemployment isn't always a bad sign. It could reflect that more people are entering the workforce and looking for work, but have yet to land jobs. Could that be happening with IT security practitioners?
The recent fix for a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office appeared more than five months after Microsoft was privately alerted to the flaw, and followed months of it being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Can Microsoft do better?
When it comes to vulnerability management, many organizations opt to protect only their most critical security gaps - but, meanwhile, the criminals exploit the secondary vulnerabilities. Kevin Flynn of Skybox Security explains why context is everything in managing vulnerabilities.
Many media outlets have suggested that the recent arrest of a Russian computer programmer ties to the 2016 U.S. presidential election meddling blamed on Russia. But the only source for this supposed connection traces to a Russian propaganda arm that's been blamed for participating in said meddling.
Forty targets in 16 countries were attacked using advanced attack tools and techniques that match the capabilities documented via the "Vault 7" stash of alleged CIA network exploitation documents released by WikiLeaks, Symantec says.
A zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office is being targeted via in-the-wild attacks, security firms warn, including by the notorious Dridex botnet. While there is a workaround, Microsoft says it plans to issue a full fix this week as part of its regularly scheduled security updates.