Cyberthreats News, Articles and Updates
As Election Day approaches, researchers have detected a marked uptick in malicious cyber campaigns that seek to capitalize on the highly contentious 2016 race for president.
Russian advanced persistent threat group Sofacy has another ace up its sleeve: a Flash Player exploit tool, dubbed DealersChoice, that in some ways resembles a Russian nesting doll.
Hackers exploited security vulnerabilities and weak passwords to burrow their way into a number of e-commerce sites, including that of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices running on the open-source Linux OS are under attack from NyaDrop.
Building a culture of cybersecurity within enterprises is essential in today's fast-paced world of online transactions.
"I ain't afraid of no Ghost Push?" Better think again if you're an Android user with a device operating on anything lower than version 6.
The bad actors behind a new malware contagion are exploiting the desperation of American college graduates looking for relief from their student debt.
Blockchain.info, a popular Bitcoin wallet provider, was knocked offline for seven hours on Thursday after a domain name system (DNS) attack.
Brazil has emerged as a primary center of financially motivated e-crime threat activity.
International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano said there was a successful cyberattack of a nuclear power plant two to three years ago.
Since the source code to the Mirai IoT botnet was publicly leaked, researchers at Imperva have uncovered evidence of several low-level DDoS attacks that were likely perpetrated by new users testing out this suddenly accessible tool.
A series of related malware campaigns whose m.o. resembles that of the notorious Carbanak gang has been quietly infecting financial targets since January, including users of the SWIFT bank messaging system, according to Symantec.
Connected car threats endanger corporate and municipal vehicle fleets; experts make policy recommendationsOctober 11, 2016
The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) on Monday published a new white paper containing a series of recommended policies that organizations can implement to reduce risks associated with automotive cyberthreats.
Researchers have found a way to place backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect websites, virtual private networks and internet servers.
Without users noticing, a new attack enables malware to switch on Apple webcams.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, the newest iteration of point-of-sale malware FastPOS appears to have improved its evasion efforts by using modular architecture.
Researchers at Sucuri are monitoring a rise in website compromises in which visitors are redirected to domains that offer to sell Windows product keys.
A backdoor malware campaign dubbed OilRig that in May was discovered targeting organizations in Saudi Arabia is now trying to drill into government entities in Turkey, Israel and the U.S., as well as Qatari companies and organizations.
The U.S. Army must begin training its soldiers to endure and then continue to fight after suffering a cyberattack on the battlefield.
Those victims targeted over the past year by the ransomware as a service named Encryptor RaaS may be at a loss to ever recover their encrypted files.
A UK-based investigative journalism site has come under cyberattack, purportedly from Russia, for its articles critical of Russia's involvement in the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and corruption.
Nearly three-quarters of businesses have end-of-support devices operating in their networks, and the consequences could prove dire, a new study found.
Two recent reports warn of the dangers of over-reliance on perimeter security as an enterprise defense method.
The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
A technical committee that provides guidance to the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly developed drafting recommendations for strengthening the aviation industry's cybersecurity posture.
In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.
Even though biometric readers have not been rolled out on ATM's, cybercriminals have already developed tools to steal a person's fingerprint and other biological data.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans a vote on legislation that would task the SBA with assisting small businesses in improving preparedness against cyber threats.
A new analysis of Locky ransomware configurations by IT security firm Avira has revealed improved offline capabilities that enhance its ability to automatically encrypt victims' files, without interaction with a command-and-control server.
Australian and New Zealand businesses are being hit with a ransomware campaign.