The Internet of Things (IoT) botnet known as Hide ‘N Seek that first emerged in January can now achieve persistence on infected devices, Bitdefender reports. Discovered toward the end of April, the latest version of the malware also includes code that allows it to target more vulnerabilities and new types of devices, the security firm discovered,…

You know the saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Cybercriminals seem to have taken that truism to heart, because they continue to reuse the same old scams — and they never fail to find victims. Last summer, social media worldwide were flooded with reposts of fake airline giveaways. We covered it at the time,…

Several popular text editors can be leveraged for privilege escalation and their developers do not plan on taking any action to prevent abuse, according to SafeBreach, a company that specializes in simulating attacks and breaches. Some text editors allow users to run third-party code and extend the application’s functionality through extensions. While this provides some…

Each year, the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) brings together cybersecurity specialists from all over the world to share expertise, discuss new trends, and present their research. For those who can’t attend this year’s event but still want to get acquainted with the latest research, we’ve planned a series of webinars that will cover major SAS findings….

The adoption of chip-and-PIN card technology by an increasing number of merchants in the United States has led to a significant drop in cases of counterfeit card fraud, according to Visa. The financial industry has been pushing for the adoption of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) card technology in the United States since 2011, and efforts…

Bitcoin is the pioneer and obvious leader in the cryptocurrency market. But in 2017 alternative coins, or “altcoins,” began to transform the market. Nearly 1,500 cryptocurrencies are currently in circulation, and new altcoins emerge every week with Monero, Zcash and Ethereum among the top challengers to Bitcoin. But beware. Much like opportunists who devised various…