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Malware 'Cocktails' Raise Attack Risk

03/13/2018
Malware mash-ups hiding in encrypted traffic are boosting attack numbers and increasing the danger to data, according to recent reports.

Asia's Security Leaders Feel Underprepared for Future Threats: Report

03/12/2018
A new study highlights major concerns of cybersecurity leaders in Asia, where most fear critical infrastructure attacks, advanced threats, and social engineering.

Malware Leveraging PowerShell Grew 432% in 2017

03/12/2018
Cryptocurrency mining and ransomware were other major threats.

Chinese APT Backdoor Found in CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

03/12/2018
Avast discovers ShadowPad tool for use in apparent planned third stage of the targeted attack campaign.

FlawedAmmyy RAT Campaign Puts New Spin on Old Threat

03/12/2018
A remote access Trojan, in use since 2016, has a new tactic: combining zip files with the SMB protocol to infect target systems.

Disappearing Act: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners

03/12/2018
A standout field with hysterical puns about security policies, Meltdown, Amazon Web Services, and the right to be forgotten. And the winner is ...

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Business Email Compromise Attacks

03/12/2018
Kerby Rigaud has pleaded guilty to using BEC attacks in attempts to steal more than $1 million from US businesses.

CyberArk Buys Vaultive for Privileged Account Security Technology

03/12/2018
The account security firm will use Vaultive's tech to protect privileged users at heightened risk for cyberattacks.

IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

03/12/2018
Proposed new connected-product repair laws will provide hackers with more tools to make our lives less secure.

What Happens When You Hold Robots for Ransom?

03/10/2018
Researchers explore why an attacker would target robots with ransomware, and the implications of what might happen if they did.

Microsoft Windows Defender Prevents 400,000 Dofoil Infections

03/09/2018
Improved anti-malware detection prevented spread of cryptomining software this week, says Microsoft.

China's Vulnerability Database Altered to Hide Govt. Influence

03/09/2018
Recorded Future says move designed to hide fact that CNNVD routinely delays publication of high-risk flaws so government can assess them for offensive use.

'Slingshot' Cyber Espionage Campaign Hacks Network Routers

03/09/2018
Advanced hacking group appears to be native English speakers targeting Africa, Middle East.

Tennessee Senate Campaign Sees Possible Hack

03/09/2018
Phil Bredesen's campaign for US senate sees a hacker's hand in email messages

DevSecOps: The Importance of Building Security from the Beginning

03/09/2018
Here are four important areas to tackle in order to master DevSecOps: code, privacy, predictability, and people.

7 University-Connected Cyber Ranges to Know Now

03/09/2018
Universities are beginning to add cyber ranges to the facilities for teaching cyber security to students and professionals.

North Korea Threat Group Targeting Turkish Financial Orgs

03/08/2018
Hidden Cobra appears to be collecting information for a later strike, McAfee says.

Olympic Destroyer's 'False Flag' Changes the Game

03/08/2018
Kaspersky Lab researchers uncover evidence of how the attackers who targeted the Winter Olympic Games impersonated an infamous North Korea hacking team.

CIGslip Lets Attackers Bypass Microsoft Code Integrity Guard

03/08/2018
The new technique would enable attackers to inject malicious content into Microsoft Edge and other protected processes.

Yahoo Agrees to $80 Million Settlement with Investors

03/08/2018
Investors alleged that Yahoo intentionally misled them about its cybersecurity practices.