Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
Destructive malware attacks, once rare, have been surging as attackers seek to cover their tracks and complicate life for incident responders, says Rick McElroy, head of security strategy at Carbon Black.
Organizations may have great cybersecurity intentions, but translating those desires into a robust security reality is often challenging, says Ratinder Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX Networks. That's why he advocates automation to ensure intention equals reality.
Carbon Black and Optiv have released their 2019 Modern Bank Heists report, which unveils the latest cyber threats to global banking institutions. Report co-author Tom Kellermann discusses the findings and what they mean.
In an exclusive interview, IBM Security GM Mary O'Brien talks with ISMG about her first year in this role, addressing the skills crisis, application security, the cloud and how to defend against cyberattacks.
If you had to guess what day of the week a hacker will hit your organization, the answer might seem obvious: Hackers prefer to strike on Saturday. And a review by Redscan of cybersecurity incidents reported to Britain's privacy regulator before GDPR took effect confirms it.
Too many organizations continue to approach security with a "perimeter defense" mindset despite enterprise networks long having moved past on-premises data centers to myriad cloud services, says Ajay Arora of Vera Security.
Verifications.io, a self-described "big data email verification platform," has suffered a massive breach. Security researcher Bob Diachenko said he discovered the site was exposing 763 million records.
Citrix Systems is investigating a suspected hack attack, resulting in the theft of business documents, after being tipped off by the FBI. The breach alert follows Citrix recently disclosing that in late 2018, hackers breached some of its customers' accounts via credential-stuffing attacks.