According to Microsoft, the malware is affecting users in Brazil, but could spread elsewhere.
In this video, Ashley Stephenson, CEO at Corero Network Security, discusses the development of DDoS attacks, as well as how security professionals can grapple with the challenges the threat poses.
This month's news briefs cover recent headlining bits on the malware that struck South Korean companies, a new law requiring federal agencies to review IT equipment sourced from China, and more.
For our May issue's "threat of the month," we focused on pdf.exe.zip files, an old-style email executable attachment attack.
As nations engage with one another in shadowy conflicts taking place in the digital sphere, experts are questioning whether treaties and rules that were created for kinetic fighting apply to a new era of combat.
The microblogging service told news organizations that they will continue to be "high value targets to hackers."
Although attacks on the financial sector get a majority of the headlines, disruptive threats in the retail industry have more than doubled in the last year.
Mark Reinhold, the chief architect of the Java platform group, announced the delay late last week.
Spam campaigns are sending out spurious emails purported to be from Facebook, LinkedIn, American Airlines and financial institutions, McAfee researchers found.
In this video, Jeff Hudson, CEO at Venafi, discusses the importance of digital certificates, as well as the threats surrounding forged ones should they be used in an attack against an organization.
More than 90,000 IP addresses were used to crack admin accounts on the blogging platform.
The president recommended that $4.7 billion be allocated to the Pentagon for cyber initiatives in the fiscal year beginning Oct.1. That includes earmarks for offensive missions.
Several U.S. trade groups also have objected to the provision, part of a recently passed appropriations bill, which bars certain federal agencies from buying IT tech gear produced by Chinese government-related companies.
No matter the industry, organizations are facing a flurry of sophisticated attacks, with the main goal being to hijack intellectual property, according to new findings from security firm FireEye.
John McClurg, vice president of Dell Global Security, discusses some of the threats posed to corporations today, and how security professionals should assess them in order to implement successful security strategies.
Fraudsters pretending to be from collections companies are seeking to recover non-existent loans. If victims don't pay up, their administrative call centers are hit by telephone denial-of-service attacks. 9-1-1 lines weren't targeted.
Despite being an age-old problem, recent DoS and DDoS attacks are driving huge growth for mitigation solutions.
Among the humdrum there are cyber events cropping up here and there that breed excitement.
Cyber espionage is at an all-time high, and businesses across the United States are being targeted and breached, says Phillip Ferraro, CISO, DRS Integrated Defense Systems and Services.
Are there ways to catch sophisticated malware that hides in trusted processes and services? Deb Radcliff finds out.
Espionage and fraud in cyber is not an armed conflict, says SystemExpert's Jonathan Gossels.
This month's news briefs includes recent news on Mandiant uncovering China's cyber espionage efforts, security firm Bit9's breach, and the Obama administrations latest efforts on combating the theft of trade secrets.
FortiDDoS is an appliance that examines data packets in a variety of ways to separate DDoS packets from legitimate packets.
Of the companies polled in a recent survey, eight in 10 indicated that they experienced web attacks in 2012.
Phishing attacks were among the top 12 schemes hatched by tax season scammers.
Lets just stop preventing what seems to be unavoidable and figure out how to enable our users to operate securely on a completely compromised device.
Spam-fighting nonprofit Spamhaus says the DDoS attacks began more than a week ago.
In this video, Greg Masters, managing editor for SC Magazine, sits with Tomer Teller, security evangelist and researcher for Check Point Software Technologies, to discuss some of the advanced threats that enterprises are facing today.
A representative of JPMorgan Chase has confirmed the website of the banking giant suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack Tuesday.
Tupac Shakur once sang, "The old way isn't working so it's on us to do what we gotta do to survive." That too goes for information security professionals, who are being tested like they've never been tested before.