For one month, the installer for a widely used, free Windows utility called CCleaner also installed a malicious payload that was designed to allow attackers to push additional malware onto infected PCs, warns Cisco Talos. Developer Piriform, owned by Avast, has released updates that expunge the malware.
Researchers in Australia says they've conquered a thorny problem: how to view information stored on multiple air-gapped networks at the same time without security or usability concerns. They've created a device, called the Cross Domain Desktop Compositor, that's been tested by the Australian Department of Defense.
In cryptocurrency we trust: The government of North Korea has been turning to bitcoin exchange heists and cryptocurrency mining - potentially using malware installed on other countries' systems - to evade sanctions and fund the regime, security experts say.
Through an ongoing series of Healthcare Security Readiness workshops, key gaps in how healthcare organizations defend against cybercrime hacking have emerged. Has your organization assessed and mitigated gaps in security...or are even aware of what they are?
In the following ISMG interview transcript, David...
The Trump administration is directing U.S. federal executive branch agencies to remove anti-virus software from Russian-owned Kaspersky Lab from their computers within 90 days. Kaspersky denies "inappropriate" ties to Russian government.
An ongoing series of Healthcare Security Readiness workshops reveals some key gaps in how healthcare organizations defend against cybercrime hacking. How should entities assess and mitigate these gaps? David Houlding of Intel shares insights.
Yes, malware commonly targets the Windows operating system. But if you limit malware analysis to Windows OS, you're leaving gaping vulnerabilities, says Christopher Kruegel of Lastline Inc. Here's how to maximize your analysis.
Kruegel, CEO of Lastline, says that one common limitation of malware analysis is that...
CISOs have plenty to keep them up at night. With data breaches, ransomware incidents and system compromises, security leaders are forced to find ways to beat threats without slowing their pace of business. If they fail to effectively manage those risks, their organizations can face huge consequences.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Observations about America's standing as a global cybersecurity leader from Christopher Painter, who until earlier this summer served as the United States' top cyber diplomat. Also, threats posed by IoT devices.
A significant challenge for many organizations has been enabling their analysts to find the "unknown unknown." Whether that unknown is malware lurking within the enterprise or within slight variations in fraudulent transactions, the result has been the same: enterprises continue to fall victim to...
Often, security leaders will look for an industry standard or best practice to help them navigate through the minefield. A recent Rsam survey revealed that
87% of InfoSec leaders said they plan to incorporate NIST CSF into their risk and compliance strategy.
NIST CSF can help CISOs understand their organization's...
PrincessLocker ransomware is back, although it's less demanding than it used to be, with attackers decreasing the quantity of bitcoins they require to unlock forcibly encrypted files. Unusually, the ransomware is being spread by the RIG exploit kit.
Hospitals in Lanarkshire, Scotland, are continuing to recover following an outbreak involving a new variant of Bitpaymer ransomware. Security experts say the malware often gets spread via brute-force attacks against endpoints running remote desktop protocol software.
Admitted Mirai malware attacker Daniel Kaye has been extradited from Germany to the United Kingdom, where he faces charges that he launched DDoS attacks and extortion attempts against the U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks.