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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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Chinese cyberespionage group PKPLUG uses custom and off-the-shelf tools

A previously unknown group or collective associated with China is targeting victims in Asia, possibly for geopolitical gain.

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Cyber-risk management is about to get easier

New continuous automated penetration and attack testing (CAPAT) tools will help CISOs better see where they are vulnerable and prioritize remediation actions.

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Magecart web skimming group targets public hotspots and mobile users

IBM researchers discover new Magecart scripts suggest planned advertisement injection through Wi-Fi and supply chain attacks.

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Secrets of latest Smominru botnet variant revealed in new attack

Researchers gained access to a Smominru command-and-control server to get details on compromised devices and scope of the attack.

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Can VMware become a leading cybersecurity vendor?

VMware's recent acquisition of Carbon Black gives the company a strong security foundation to build on.

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Examining and addressing threat detection and response challenges

Cybersecurity teams are fighting fires and still rely on manual processes. Meanwhile, the attack surface continues to grow. Process improvements are needed.

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Black Hat 2019: 3 cybersecurity concerns and 3 things that give hope

At this year's Black Hat, it was evident that several cybersecurity issues remain a concern, but the industry is making progress.

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12 things every computer security pro should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

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What is a computer worm? How this self-spreading malware wreaks havoc

A worm is a form of malware (malicious software) that operates as a self-contained application and can transfer and copy itself from computer to computer.

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Looking for answers at Black Hat 2019: 5 important cybersecurity issues

As Black Hat 2019 begins, the cybersecurity topics top of mind include network security platforms, threat detection/response services, new cloud security strategies, and clarification around security analytics.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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15 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected internet searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been hacked.

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Hunting vintage MS-DOS viruses from Cuba to Pakistan

Security researchers and enthusiasts try to understand and preserve the history of malware.

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Network traffic analysis tools must include these 6 capabilities

Organizations want advanced analytics, threat intelligence integration, and IoT support among other things in network traffic analysis (NTA) tools.

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What is a computer virus? How they spread and 5 signs you've been infected

A computer virus is a form of malicious software that piggybacks onto legitimate application code in order to spread and reproduce itself.

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Of mice and malware

Some of the most important training I got for a career in computer security research was not from a computer-related class, but in a biology class. While these two disciplines may seem entirely unrelated, the skills that are needed in...

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What is adware? How it works and how to protect against it

Adware is deceptive software that earns its creators money through fraudulent user clicks. Fortunately, it's one of the the most detectable types of malware.

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