Ransomware gangs are employing "customer service" agents to field victims' queries in an attempt to maximize their illicit profits, according to security firm F-Secure, which describes the encounters of someone posing as a victim.
Scuffles between anti-virus software vendors have stepped up a notch, with startups and industry stalwarts slinging mud at each other. Cylance now says it plans to make its product available for tests used to benchmark security software.
CEO fraud campaigns are becoming far more common. A recent attack against our company was deflected because of the alertness of a staff member who received a fraudulent wire transfer request, illustrating why well-informed employees truly are the best lines of defense against these schemes.
SentinelOne is taking a marketing gamble by offering to reimburse customers who suffer a ransomware infection if the security firm can't remediate affected systems. But let's take a close look at what's actually on offer.
Security firm ThreatConnect says Guccifer 2.0, who claims to be the lone hacker of the Democratic National Committee, may have close ties to Russia. But after reviewing related technical evidence, not all security experts agree.
The Petya ransomware gang says it released 3,500 crypto keys that it stole - along with source code - from rival Chimera ransomware developers. If the keys are legitimate, security firms say they can build decryption tools for Chimera victims.
Fallout from the leaked Democratic National Committee emails continues, with a new finding that suggests cyberattackers compromised a staffer's personal email account. The FBI also has confirmed its ongoing investigation into the breach.
Leading the latest ISMG Security Report, some security experts expect the United States government to retaliate against Moscow for interfering in the American presidential election if the Obama administration determines the Russian government was behind the hack of Democratic Party computers.
WikiLeaks' release of more than 19,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer systems has thrown the party into crisis mode. A look at the leaked emails also provides insights into the DNC's cybersecurity practices.
An analysis of the GOP platform, which takes a tough stand against Chinese and Russian hackers and suggests 'hack back' as a suitable cyber defense, highlights this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: reports on mitigating Pokémon Go risks and the growth of the IT security workforce.
Amit Yoran, president of RSA, says Asian organizations should move away from traditional processes and embrace change with sharper perspectives in building defences against advanced threats. How do security leaders respond?
By tracking "Indicators of Exposure" - the top techniques attackers could use to hack into any individual enterprise - organizations can better defend themselves against network intrusions and data breaches, says Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security.
MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
At the Black Hat event in Las Vegas later this month, researchers plan to reveal vulnerabilities in hooking engines, a critical component of security software and other applications, including Microsoft Office.