A zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office is being targeted via in-the-wild attacks, security firms warn, including by the notorious Dridex botnet. While there is a workaround, Microsoft says it plans to issue a full fix this week as part of its regularly scheduled security updates.
Spanish police arrested Russian computer programmer Pyotr Levashov, apparently while he was vacationing with his family. Authorities say his arrest relates to alleged Kelihos spam botnet and pump-and-dump stock campaigns, not to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
When it comes to the motivations driving Eastern European cybercriminals, "pseudo-anti-Americanism" is big, says Vitali Kremez, a researcher with intelligence firm Flashpoint who regularly infiltrates cybercrime forums.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
Legislation to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a set of tools, best practices and guidance to help small businesses protect their digital assets is heading to the U.S. Senate.
A North Korean IP address has turned up in an investigation by Kaspersky Lab into attacks against banks' SWIFT systems. The finding is a strong indication that the Lazarus hacking group may be run by North Korea.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an interview with the co-editor of a new book, Inside Threat, who uses examples from the physical world that can be applied to the virtual world. Also, organizations fall short on offering identity protection services.
Because ransomware attacks in the region are surging, CERT-In has issued an advisory offering tips for preventing ransomware infections and responding to attacks. It advises organizations not to pay ransoms and to report attacks immediately to law enforcement.
The FCC is warning that a scam focuses on tricking people into saying the word "yes" on the phone, which fraudsters record and later reuse as a voice signature in an attempt to make fraudulent charges on utility or credit card accounts.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: A breakdown of testimony presented at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russia's attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election. Also, remembering Trend Micro Chief Technology Officer Raimund Genes.
More than 60,000 servers running Microsoft's out-of-support IIS 6.0 server software may be vulnerable to a newly revealed zero-day exploit. No patch will be produced, but a workaround can blunt an attack.
Brexit is off to a messy start, with Britain making law enforcement intelligence sharing - including Europol and European Cybercrime Center participation - a bargaining chip in its EU divorce proceedings. Some European officials have slammed the move as blackmail.
The Indian government's move to demonetize high-value currency has given impetus to online and card transactions, creating new challenges for ensuring cashless transactions are secure, says Dr. A.S. Ramasastri, director at the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology.