This is the tale of a cybercrime botnet operation that, within about five years of its existence, has been named one of the largest botnets in the world. It’s called the Necurs botnet. It militarizes up to 6 million zombie endpoints, delivers some of the worst banking Trojans and ransomware threats in batches of millions…

Has your Windows machine been implanted with NSA’s DoublePulsar backdoor? If you haven’t implemented the security updates released by Microsoft in March, chances are good that it has. What is DoublePulsar? DoublePulsar is a backdoor implant that enables the injection and running of DLLs – potentially malicious ones – on Windows computers. It was recently…

The Necurs botnet has, once again, begun pushing Locky ransomware on unsuspecting victims. The botnet, which flip-flops from sending penny stock pump-and-dump emails to booby-trapped files that lead to malware (usually Locky or Dridex), has been spotted slinging thousand upon thousand of emails in the last three or four days.

Macs are commonly believed to be safe from malware, but — setting aside the fact that they aren’t — what about other risks? When it comes to shopping online, phishing is the main problem. Phishing websites look just like real ones, but instead of selling goods or services, they steal your bank or credit card…

Despite the myriad of security solutions deployed, breaches are still happening. Even with the most robust security solutions it seems that we’re failing with the fundamentals, with ever more sophisticated hacks infiltrating and bringing down networks or resulting in compromised data. For all the security solutions we can create, it’s people who are the first…

Mastercard has added fingerprint sensors to its payment cards, in an attempt to make face-to-face payments more convenient and more secure.How does it work? “A cardholder enrolls their card by simply registering with their financial institution. Upon registration, their fingerprint is converted into an encrypted digital template that is stored on the card. The card…

The Cyentia Institute used in-depth surveys and interviews with corporate board members and CISOs to identify specific cyber risk issues resonating in boardrooms. CISOs report they spend most of their boardroom time “giving security guidance” on business enablement and loss avoidance. Surprisingly, CISO respondents reported they spend far less time discussing “data protection” and “brand…