Malware is widely available in an "as-a-service" model on the cybercriminal underground to anyone with criminal intent and a bit of money, says John Shier, senior security adviser at Sophos, who explains exactly how the model works in this in-depth interview.
The BadRabbit ransomware attack appears to have been designed for smokescreen, disruption or extortion purposes, if not all of the above. So who's gunning for Ukraine and how many organizations will be caught in the crossfire?
If Eugene Kaspersky had attended Wednesday's House hearing on the risk his company's anti-virus software poses to the U.S. federal government, he would have faced an unfriendly reception. But Kaspersky wasn't invited, although the panel may "entertain" the possibility of inviting him to a future hearing, according to...
Anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab says that an internal probe has confirmed that in 2014 a PC running its anti-virus software flagged and submitted new Equation Group APT malware variants. But after an analyst realized the provenance of the source code, the firm says its CEO ordered that it be immediately deleted.
New ransomware called BadRabbit is directly targeting at least 200 organizations, primarily in Russia and Ukraine. The crypto-locking malware demands a ransom, payable in bitcoins, in exchange for a decryption key, and it appears to borrow code from NotPetya ransomware.
In a battle to save its reputation, Kaspersky Lab says it will allow independent inspections of its code, infrastructure and processes following U.S. government accusations that it colluded with Russian intelligence agencies. But will the move restore confidence?
DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz's examination of the growing threats facing the critical energy sector leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also in this report: A discussion of safeguarding the telehealth marketplace.
The U.S. government has issued a rare technical alert, warning that attackers are continuing to compromise organizations across the energy sector, often by first hacking into less secure business partners and third-party suppliers.
Security companies are warning that a global attack using compromised IoT devices may be coming soon. Check Point says one million organizations are running a device infected with IoTroop, also known as Reaper, which is botnet code that perhaps is related to Mirai but spreads in a much different way.
Want to infect systems used by a large swath of cybersecurity professionals in one go? Then use a malicious decoy document to target potential attendees of a NATO and U.S. Army conference on "The Future of Cyber Conflict" being held in Washington.
The Kaspersky Lab saga raises questions about how vulnerable any anti-virus products and back-end cloud networks might be to hacking. Asked to describe exactly what security controls they offer, here's how 17 anti-virus firms answered - or have yet to answer.
Will all of the anonymously lobbed U.S. government allegations against Moscow-based security vendor Kaspersky Lab send anti-virus users running for the hills? Don't let it, one security expert says, noting that ditching AV would be a gift to cybercriminals and intelligence agencies alike.
Spammers wielding Locky ransomware have a new trick up their sleeves: the ability to infect PCs via malicious Microsoft Word documents that use the Dynamic Data Exchange application-linking feature built into Windows to push ransomware onto victims' systems.