New malware exploit kits flooding market, says Cisco

Cybercrime works pretty much the same way as a capitalism does: where there’s a need for a product or service, someone will try to fill it. That’s one of the messages from Cisco

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Elasticsearch vulnerability leads to DDoS malware on Amazon

Security professionals usually don't have to worry about the search engines their organizations chose for plowing through corporate data. But researchers at Kaspersky Labs say attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in the open

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Attackers turn to IE: Report

Know your enemy is a good defence for any country, or enterprise. So here's more advice for CSOs from another security vendor about what they're likely to face in the short term. Microsoft

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Google to go after all bugs

Zero-day exploits are the bane of IT security professionals. Google says it will fight them with Project Zero. The search company said last week that it has created a new "well-staffed" team to

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

How the Nasdaq was hacked

There have been lots of reports that governments around the world aren't paying enough attention to protecting their critical infrastructure -- telecom networks, water systems and power grids -- from cyber attacks. Stock markets would

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hackers returning to Visual Basic downloaders: Sophos

Hackers are returning to a decade-old method for inserting malware into people’s machines, according to a recent report from security solutions company Sophos Ltd. In the period between March and May of 2014, Sophos

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Candice So

Worry over ransomware picking up, study suggests

It may be a dead heat, but among all the IT professionals in the data centre, arguably no one is under more pressure these days than the chief security officer because of the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

New ransomware down, rootkits up, says McAfee report

For several years the number of new Windows rootkits has been dropping for a variety of reasons, including the added protection in 64-bit processors and operating systems. But a new report from McAfee

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Justice staff fall for phishing ploy

When the CEO asks IT how secure the organization is the answer ranges from 'As good as the budget you give me' to 'Excellent, because we follow best practices.' The truth is many organizations

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon