Security pros can never rest. Even with the operation last year that took down AlphaBay and Hansa, industry experts say many groups continue to trade in malware, ransomware, and stolen credentials on the Dark Web, and that the criminals who were caught simply reorganized. “People need to understand that there’s an underground economy – a…

Many people think that Android devices do not need an antivirus solution at all, but countless kinds of malware exist for the mobile OS, some on official stores such as Google Play. In other words, antivirus software could actually come in very handy. So, which one should you choose? Which mobile antivirus? Of course, we…

WatchGuard announced version 12.2 of its Fireware operating system for its Firebox Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to predict, detect and block evolving zero day malware. IntelligentAV joins Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker…

Symantec, NH-ISAC partner on blended threat workshop series as healthcare industry deals with alarming rise in number of incidents. It sounds like a nightmare: A targeted piece of malware infects computers and devices, temporarily shutting down critical technologies used in the healthcare community. As the malware begins to become contained, a natural disaster hits the…

The SamSam ransomware has always been a bit different. Unlike many ransomware infections, its victims are targeted rather than random — and the attacker establishes a presence on the victim network before beginning the encryption process. Victims this year include the City of Atlanta, Allscripts, Adams Memorial Hospital, Colorado Department of Transportation and the Mississippi…

Without a ransomware recovery strategy, companies sometimes end up paying to retrieve their data after an attack. At the same time, threat actors are growing more sophisticated in their ability to bypass both antivirus and anti-ransomware tools — thus, they’re also growing bolder. To stay ahead of the curve, organizations will need to develop more…

LabCorp, a company that provides “diagnostic, drug development and technology-enabled solutions for more than 115 million patient encounters per year,” serves hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide and processes tests on more than 2.5 million patient specimens per week. With revenues that topped $10 billion last year, the health company operates a network of more…

According to the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the frequency and sophistication of malicious cryptocurrency mining, also called “cryptojacking,” has increased drastically in the past year. This mining is changing malicious actors’ priorities: While they had previously targeted companies’ data and financial assets, they are now seeking to extract value from organizations’ computing resources….