Massive DDoS attacks, targeting DNS provider Dyn, have triggered widespread internet disruptions. Security intelligence firm Flashpoint says the attacks have been perpetrated at least in part via a botnet of Mirai-infected internet of things devices.
A recent breach reported by an Arlington, Texas-based pediatric clinic serves as the latest reminder of the substantial risks ransomware poses to patient data. The clinic offers advice to others based on difficulties it experienced in the response to the attack, and security experts also provide insights.
A malware-wielding gang has been targeting financial firms' SWIFT software to inject fraudulent money-moving messages since at least January in "discreet campaigns" not tied to the Bangladesh Bank hack, Symantec warns.
As cyberattacks on healthcare entities continue to surge, federal regulators are urging organizations to safeguard network-attached storage devices and other gear that supports or enables file transfer protocol services.
A report on the verbal combat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over whether the Russian government is using hacks to influence the U.S. presidential election leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on Dropbox's new password protection strategy.
IT security industry has developed new methods and technologies to help reduce the threat of a major breach while reducing the cost of day-today upkeep. The common way of protecting systems is to employ discrete tools such as software intrusion detection and firewalls. A more efficient and sophisticated approach,...
Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.
A new kind of malware for Mac OS X has been linked to Fancy Bear, the Russian group suspected of hacking the DNC and the World Anti-Doping Agency. But the malware only poses a low risk to users, experts say.
Given the rapid spread of malware and difficulties with detection, what actions should organizations take? In this interview, Chris Novak of Verizon and Stephen Orfei of the PCI Security Standards Council offer insights.
Ransomware attacks are surging because attackers have perfected their techniques while enterprises in all sectors have failed to address critical security shortcomings, says Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro.
Have you been the target or victim of ransomware-wielding attackers? The FBI wants individuals and businesses to report ransomware attacks to help it better pursue, disrupt and potentially arrest suspects.
Microsoft has released a slew of security fixes to patch critical vulnerabilities, including in its IE and Edge browsers. One zero-day flaw, fixed via a Microsoft Office patch, has been exploited in the wild for more than two years.