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Phishing Simulation Study Shows Why These Attacks Remain Pervasive
E-mail purportedly from human resources convinced more than one-fifth of recipients to click, the majority of whom did so within an hour of receiving the fraudulent message.
January 27, 2022
E-mail purportedly from human resources convinced more than one-fifth of recipients to click, the majority of whom did so within an hour of receiving the fraudulent message.
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
January 27, 2022
5 min read
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Log4j Proved Public Disclosure Still Helps Attackers
Disclosure also puts organizations in the awkward position of trying to mitigate a vulnerability without something like a vendor patch to do the job.
January 27, 2022
Disclosure also puts organizations in the awkward position of trying to mitigate a vulnerability without something like a vendor patch to do the job.
by Alex Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, CDL
January 27, 2022
5 min read
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Millions of Routers, IoT Devices at Risk as Malware Source Code Surfaces on GitHub
"BotenaGo" contains exploits for more than 30 vulnerabilities in multiple vendor products and is being used to spread Mirai botnet malware, security vendor says.
January 26, 2022
"BotenaGo" contains exploits for more than 30 vulnerabilities in multiple vendor products and is being used to spread Mirai botnet malware, security vendor says.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2022
4 min read
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Cybersecurity Is Broken: How We Got Here & How to Start Fixing It
It's not just your imagination — malicious threats have exponentially increased organizational risk.
January 26, 2022
It's not just your imagination — malicious threats have exponentially increased organizational risk.
by David Ratner, CEO, Hyas
January 26, 2022
5 min read
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VPNLab.net Shuttered in Latest Spate of Global Takedowns
Europol and 10 nations seized servers and disconnected the anonymous network allegedly used by many cybercriminals in the latest effort to hobble cybercrime groups.
January 26, 2022
Europol and 10 nations seized servers and disconnected the anonymous network allegedly used by many cybercriminals in the latest effort to hobble cybercrime groups.
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2022
4 min read
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Why It's Time to Rethink Incident Response
The incident response landscape has changed drastically, largely from shifting attitudes among insurance companies and, to some extent, business customers feeling the pain of security incidents.
January 26, 2022
The incident response landscape has changed drastically, largely from shifting attitudes among insurance companies and, to some extent, business customers feeling the pain of security incidents.
by J.R. Cunningham, Chief Security Officer, Nuspire
January 26, 2022
5 min read
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Threat Actors Use Microsoft OneDrive for Command-and-Control in Attack Campaign
Signs hint at Russia's APT28, aka Fancy Bear, being behind the attacks, according to new research.
January 25, 2022
Signs hint at Russia's APT28, aka Fancy Bear, being behind the attacks, according to new research.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 25, 2022
4 min read
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Striking a Balance Between Cybersecurity Awareness and Anxiety
Employees don't have to be paralyzed by fear to keep the company safe. They just have to understand what threats look like and how to stop them.
January 25, 2022
Employees don't have to be paralyzed by fear to keep the company safe. They just have to understand what threats look like and how to stop them.
by Zack Schuler, Founder and CEO, NINJIO
January 25, 2022
5 min read
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A Level-Set on Russia-Borne Cyber Threats
As hostilities mount between Russia and Ukraine, new and more dangerous cyberattacks are likely to develop. Pinpointing sources and motives will remain elusive, but enterprises should prepare for an escalation in cyberspace.
January 24, 2022
As hostilities mount between Russia and Ukraine, new and more dangerous cyberattacks are likely to develop. Pinpointing sources and motives will remain elusive, but enterprises should prepare for an escalation in cyberspace.
by Tanner Johnson, Principal Analyst, Data Security, OMDIA
January 24, 2022
6 min read
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REvil Ransomware Gang Arrests Trigger Uncertainty, Concern in Cybercrime Forums
Threat actors from Eastern Europe seen expressing some concern about Russia being a safe place for them to continue operating, researchers say.
January 21, 2022
Threat actors from Eastern Europe seen expressing some concern about Russia being a safe place for them to continue operating, researchers say.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 21, 2022
4 min read
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Researchers Discover Dangerous Firmware-Level Rootkit
MoonBounce is the latest in a small but growing number of implants found hidden in a computer's Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
January 20, 2022
MoonBounce is the latest in a small but growing number of implants found hidden in a computer's Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 20, 2022
5 min read
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Microsoft Details Recent Damaging Malware Attacks on Ukrainian Organizations
"WhisperGate" malware was used to overwrite Master Boot Record and other files to render systems inoperable at several organizations in Ukraine, Microsoft says.
January 18, 2022
"WhisperGate" malware was used to overwrite Master Boot Record and other files to render systems inoperable at several organizations in Ukraine, Microsoft says.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 18, 2022
4 min read
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Name That Toon: Nowhere to Hide
Feeling creative? Submit your caption and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
January 18, 2022
Feeling creative? Submit your caption and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
by John Klossner, Cartoonist
January 18, 2022
1 min read
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Russia Takes Down REvil Ransomware Operation, Arrests Key Members
Timing of the move has evoked at least some skepticism from security experts about the country's true motives.
January 14, 2022
Timing of the move has evoked at least some skepticism from security experts about the country's true motives.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
January 14, 2022
5 min read
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FBI, NSA & CISA Issue Advisory on Russian Cyber Threat to US Critical Infrastructure
Advisory explains how to detect, respond to, and mitigate cyberattacks from Russian state-sponsored hacking groups.
January 11, 2022
Advisory explains how to detect, respond to, and mitigate cyberattacks from Russian state-sponsored hacking groups.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
January 11, 2022
1 min read
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