The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.
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GameOver Zeus and Sality banking malware infections are rampant in emerging countries such as Turkey where older, unpatched computers are prevalent, and security awareness is low.
DHS and the Secret Service warned businesses to be proactive about scanning for point-of-sale malware, especially Backoff, which has hit more than 1,000 businesses already.
Sony’s PlayStation Network is back online following a bizarre series of events over the weekend involving a large-scale DDoS attack and a bomb threat against a commercial airline.
Facebook announced at USENIX its new Internet Defense Prize, a bounty that rewards researchers for defensive technologies that prevent vulnerabilities and mitigate attacks.
Hackers hit the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) three separate times over the past three years.
The Community Health Systems data breach has been tied to a Chinese APT gang that has branched out to medical espionage, stealing patient data in an effort to target intelligence on medical device development.
Open source software distribution systems that lack security processes and integrity checks are prone to a new attack that binds malware to a download without modifying the original application.
Research from Arbor Networks points to a rejuvenated GameOver Zeus botnet that has grown more than 1,800 percent, confirming it has been rebuilt from scratch.
Fifteen zero day vulnerabilities were exploited during the SOHOpelessly Broken router hacking contest at DEF CON.