The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a profile of Rob Joyce, the National Security Agency operative who is reportedly under consideration to be President Donald Trump's top cybersecurity adviser. Also, cybercriminal ties with Russian intelligence and the lifespan of zero-day vulnerabilities.
The source code for the Mirai botnet has been updated to launch DDoS amplification/reflection attacks, although so far that capability hasn't been used, says Gary at Arbor Networks. Even so, DDoS defense planning remains essential.
The rapid evolution of malware and proliferation of solutions have created a state of chaos for security leaders, says Naveen Palavalli of Symantec. What strategy and solutions will help restore order to anti-malware defense?
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
Little is known about Evgeniy M. Bogachev, the alleged hacker and Gameover Zeus botnet mastermind. There are clues, however, that he's been helping Russian intelligence agencies, according to a new report. If true, that wouldn't be a surprise.
WikiLeaks says it leaked the "Vault 7" CIA hacking arsenal in part to stoke a debate on cyber-weapon proliferation. Here's how information security experts are reacting to WikiLeaks' claims and potential agenda, as well as the dump and information vulnerability-exploit information it contains.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security: A deep dive into the WikiLeaks release of thousands of documents that appear to lay open in detail the CIA's computer hacking techniques Report. Also, tackling the rise of attacks targeting the internet of things.
A groundbreaking study from RAND Corporation quantifies the stakes around how zero-day software vulnerabilities get discovered and persist, bringing hard facts to bear on related - and contentious - debates surrounding vulnerability disclosure and public safety.
Apache Struts 2 users are being warned to upgrade immediately, after attackers began targeting a zero-day flaw in the widely used, open source Java EE platform. Some attacks deactivate firewalls on vulnerable Linux systems and install DDoS or BillGates malware, amongst other malicious code.
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
A new release from WikiLeaks - of what's alleged to be classified material from the CIA - has seemingly exposed some of the agency's most sensitive hacking projects and malware capabilities. Technology experts are scrambling to assess the impact, as well as WikiLeaks' claims.
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million cash, to offer SaaS-based application security testing. The move signals that secure coding - and agile-inflected DevOps - is hot. But will it come in time to secure the internet of things?
A look at the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assuring the security of medical devices; and U.S. federal prosecutors drop charges against a child porn suspect rather than reveal the hacking technique used to ensnare him.
When it comes to massive DDoS attacks powered by the likes of a Mirai botnet, "the sky is not falling," says ESET security researcher Cameron Camp. But organizations do need to prepare - and here's where to start.
Crypt0L0cker ransomware - originally tied to the Gameover Zeus gang - has returned, researchers warn, and in some cases is digitally signed to make it appear legitimate. Other attack campaigns are spreading Cerber and Sage Locker via spam emails sent via short-lived domain names.