Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security: A deep dive into the WikiLeaks release of thousands of documents that appear to lay open in detail the CIA's computer hacking techniques Report. Also, tackling the rise of attacks targeting the internet of things.
A groundbreaking study from RAND Corporation quantifies the stakes around how zero-day software vulnerabilities get discovered and persist, bringing hard facts to bear on related - and contentious - debates surrounding vulnerability disclosure and public safety.
Apache Struts 2 users are being warned to upgrade immediately, after attackers began targeting a zero-day flaw in the widely used, open source Java EE platform. Some attacks deactivate firewalls on vulnerable Linux systems and install DDoS or BillGates malware, amongst other malicious code.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
Payment-terminal maker VeriFone Systems says that attackers managed to access its corporate network in January, but that the intrusion and related breach was limited, has been contained and that any fallout appears to be minimal.
A new release from WikiLeaks - of what's alleged to be classified material from the CIA - has seemingly exposed some of the agency's most sensitive hacking projects and malware capabilities. Technology experts are scrambling to assess the impact, as well as WikiLeaks' claims.
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million cash, to offer SaaS-based application security testing. The move signals that secure coding - and agile-inflected DevOps - is hot. But will it come in time to secure the internet of things?
One of the world's allegedly most prolific spamming operations inadvertently left backup databases accessible online, exposing upwards of 1.37 billion records and a raft of internal company information.
A look at the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assuring the security of medical devices; and U.S. federal prosecutors drop charges against a child porn suspect rather than reveal the hacking technique used to ensnare him.
When it comes to massive DDoS attacks powered by the likes of a Mirai botnet, "the sky is not falling," says ESET security researcher Cameron Camp. But organizations do need to prepare - and here's where to start.
Crypt0L0cker ransomware - originally tied to the Gameover Zeus gang - has returned, researchers warn, and in some cases is digitally signed to make it appear legitimate. Other attack campaigns are spreading Cerber and Sage Locker via spam emails sent via short-lived domain names.
The U.S. government has opted to drop an indictment against a child pornography suspect rather than reveal the software exploit used to identify him. The case highlights how the use of legal hacking techniques by law enforcement agencies can create complications in court.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The death of former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, and a report on legislation to strengthen the influence of the National Institute of Standards and Technology on federal civilian agencies.
With Verizon's data breach investigations team finding that 90 percent of breaches trace to a phishing or other social engineering attack, lead investigator Chris Novak says that using multifactor authentication should be a no-brainer for all organizations.
When trying to detect which security events are malicious, analysts have long battled signal-to-noise problems. LogRhythm's James Carder describes how behavioral analytics, case management, security automation and threat intelligence can help.