SAN FRANCISCO–For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence[…]
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A data-mining advanced persistent threat hit a handful of high profile targets last year, including the White House’s computer network.
Dell released its annual threat report yesterday, ringing the alarm bells on point-of-sale and industrial control system attack in 2014 and beyond.
Data breaches are expensive to victim organizations, but that cost is going down, according to Verizon, which today released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report.
In early December, as most people were dealing with the stress of looking for the perfect holiday gifts and planning out their upcoming celebrations, police officers in a small New England town were under a different sort of pressure. The vital files and data the Tewksbury Police Department needed to go about its daily business had been encrypted[…]
A coordinated operation between international police and private technology companies shuts down the Simda botnet.
U.S. and European law enforcement combined resources to take down the Beebone, or AAEH, botnet.
Researchers at Fidelis report a new strain of AlienSpy, a remote access tool that’s being used to deliver the Citadel Trojan to critical industries.
IBM warns banks and corporate officers of a change to the dangerous Dyre banking Trojan that involves the phone scam used to bypass fraud detection, and a DDoS attack that distracts security teams away from big-money transfers.
Google is preparing to release new research on the prevalence of ad injectors, the often-unwanted browser extensions that inject ads onto Web pages, and the numbers will show just how widespread and problematic the software is. Ad injectors belong to that great, amorphous pile of applications that aren’t necessarily classed as malware but exhibit behavior that is[…]