Andrada Fiscutean

Andrada Fiscutean is a technology journalist and radio news editor. She writes about hackers, malware, women in tech and companies based in Eastern Europe.

Steganography explained and how to protect against it

5 best practices for designing application logs

5 best practices for designing application logs

Better logs make it easier to distinguish between critical data and noise. Here's how to design logs with security in mind.

The most dangerous (and interesting) Microsoft 365 attacks

The most dangerous (and interesting) Microsoft 365 attacks

APT groups are developing new techniques that allow them to avoid detection and exfiltrate hundreds of gigabytes of data from emails, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other applications.

How to control ransomware? International cooperation, disrupting payments are key, experts say

How to control ransomware? International cooperation, disrupting payments are key, experts say

Anti-ransomware acts or regulations will require global cooperation, experts say. In the meantime, ransomware victims should cooperate quickly and fully with authorities.

The 10 most dangerous cyber threat actors

The 10 most dangerous cyber threat actors

These are the most notorious global cybercriminal and state-sponsored groups according to security researchers.

Hacktivism’s reemergence explained: Data drops and defacements for social justice

Hacktivism’s reemergence explained: Data drops and defacements for social justice

A record amount of leaked data to expose far-right groups signals a more focused and serious approach to hacking for a cause. To understand the risk, CISOs should pay attention to the news.

Booming dark web gig economy is a rising threat

Booming dark web gig economy is a rising threat

Experts seen a sharp increase in help-wanted ads for black hat hackers-for-hire. Here's what they are targeting and how to respond to the threat.

Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

With the rise of working from home, companies need to protect themselves against a wide range of consumer devices, including smart light bulbs.

What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

Malvertising, the practice of sprinkling malicious code to legitimate-looking ads, affects both small and large websites. Protecting against it is harder than it seems.

Why Excel 4.0 macro exploits are surging

Why Excel 4.0 macro exploits are surging

Researchers discover progressively complex and effective XL4 attacks that take advantage of the many organizations that still rely on the old functionality.

From pranks to APTs: How remote access Trojans became a major security threat

From pranks to APTs: How remote access Trojans became a major security threat

A remote access Trojans (RAT) is malicious software that allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a victim’s computer over the internet. RATs are typically installed without user consent and remain hidden to avoid detection.

Stretched and stressed: Best practices for protecting security workers' mental health

Stretched and stressed: Best practices for protecting security workers' mental health

Security work is stressful under the best of circumstances, but remote work presents its own challenges. Here's how savvy security leaders can best support their teams today — wherever they're working.

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