Security firm Kaspersky Lab has shared preliminary results from its investigation following media reports that Russian hackers used its software to steal sensitive NSA data from a contractor’s computer back in 2015. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that a threat group working for the Russian government stole information on how the U.S….

Malware is advancing at an unprecedented rate, with four new strains discovered every minute, Slate reported. This is already a lot for businesses to worry about and it doesn’t even cover the other threats that haven’t been detected. Many attackers have evolved their techniques to evade common security solutions in order to cause the most damage…

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued a joint technical alert warning that government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors are subject to an ongoing attack campaign from an advanced actor, most probably Dragonfly (aka Crouching Yeti and Energetic Bear). The alert was…

The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as APT28 has been using a recently patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability in attacks aimed at government organizations and aerospace companies, security firm Proofpoint reported on Thursday. The Flash Player flaw in question, CVE-2017-11292, was patched by Adobe on October 16. At the time when the patch was released, the…

October is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). This marks the fifth anniversary of the initiative and builds on the activities started in previous years. The concept of a cybersecurity awareness month began in the U.S. 14 years ago with the aim of promoting cybersecurity for all computer users, from consumers to governments. Over time, many jurisdictions around the…

Canonical released Ubuntu 17.10 featuring a new GNOME desktop on Wayland, and new versions of KDE, MATE and Budgie. On the cloud, 17.10 brings Kubernetes 1.8 for hyper-elastic container operations, and minimal base images for containers. Enhanced security and productivity for developers The Atom editor and Microsoft Visual Studio Code are emerging as the new wave of…

Latest version goes by the .asasin extension and is collecting information on users’ computer operating system and IP address. Locky authors have again retooled the highly persistent ransomware campaign with a new strain that performs reconnaissance on victims’ computers and goes by a new file extension name, PhishMe reports today.