Although it may seem fast-paced and glamorous, the cyber threat landscape is actually more populated with simple, garden-variety attacks than sophisticated and exotic techniques. With free tools and kits, it’s become easier than ever to engage in phishing, cross-site scripting, and other malicious activities. When we imagine all cybercriminals as masterminds using bleeding-edge tools, we…

Staff members are on the frontline when it comes to cyberattacks against their employers. They’re increasingly seen by hackers as a weak link in the cybersecurity chain. That’s why most threats today come via email, aimed squarely at tricking the recipient into downloading malware, divulging log-ins or making wire transfers to the attacker. We predict cumulative losses…

All of us in the security industry realize that we face a virtually insurmountable task to ensure that the data belonging to our organizations and customers is kept safe and secure. If you step back and think about it, the list of potential perpetrators is daunting in scope. It includes cybercriminals, hacktivists, foreign governments, and…

Ransomware detection and recovery tools and techniques are getting better. Unfortunately, so are ransomware developers. They are making ransomware harder to find and encrypted files harder to recover. One advantage that security operations have had over ransomware is that it’s predictable. It works in a linear fashion, which gives security tools and teams an opportunity…

Computers at the aerospace giant were hit by the WannaCry malware but systems are back to normal WannaCry is still around and aerospace giant Boeing is the latest victim. In a flurry of activity on Wednesday, Boeing found itself infected, analyzed the infection, contained and cleaned the affected systems, and returned to normal operations.

The threat landscape is getting more dangerous because it’s increasingly easy for malware authors to assemble elements (just in time) and deliver malicious payloads, and the likelihood they’ll get caught is very low.  Moreover, there’s far too much misleading information about cyber threats out there — for example, even though zero day threats receive plenty…

Cofense released the 2018 Cofense Malware Review, detailing the trends that defined malware attacks in 2017 and the emerging trends for network defenders to prioritize in 2018. While a couple of high profile breaches stole the spotlight in 2017, Cofense’s global security team uncovered a number of less visible evolutions that dramatically changed the threat…

There are more than 1.86 billion websites on the internet. Around 1% of these — something like 18,500,000 — are infected with malware at a given time each week; while the average website is attacked 44 times every day. Sitelock has published its Q4 2017 Website Security Insider analysis of malware and websites based on…

News websites often feature stories about computer errors and vulnerabilities used to perpetrate sophisticated large-scale incidents like last year’s WannaCry and NotPetya attacks. But experts know that most successful hacks and cracks are the result of very basic blunders by system developers or installers. Incorrectly configured systems are everywhere, and only a few hours separate the moment when a…