FireEye says Russia's Fancy Bear hackers are targeting hotel guests with a sneaky attack that leaves no traces and steals network credentials. It involves no malware and is virtually impossible to stop.
In the face of advanced persistent threats and attacks, it's critical for organizations to measure vulnerability to threats before applying machine learning tools, says Rohan Vibhandik, a scientist at ABB Corporate Research Center.
Kaspersky Lab says it will withdraw antitrust complaints it filed against Microsoft over how Windows handles third-party security products, defusing a yearlong dispute. Microsoft says it will work closer with security companies to ensure compatibility with Windows.
About half of today's cyberattacks are malware-free and don't involve having to write any files to disk, says Dan Larson of Crowdstrike. These attacks get around conventional defenses, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, so they require new defenses, he says.
Data breach truism: So many organizations get breached, and remain breached, but don't find out until months or even years later, says Paul White of the cybersecurity firm Cyber adAPT. He offers insights on speeding reaction time by watching for clues.
It's a red-faced moment for FireEye. The company says an investigation reveals that an attack against an analyst's personal online accounts was enabled by the employee's continued use of compromised login credentials.
Cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins will plead not guilty in federal court to charges relating to creating and selling banking malware called Kronos. Some in the security community think the FBI may have confused legitimate research activities with criminal behavior.
Maxim Senakh, who was extradited from Finland to the United States to face charges related to Ebury botnet attacks, has been sentenced to serve nearly four years in federal prison, after which he will be deported to his native Russia.
British national Marcus Hutchins, aka "MalwareTech," has been arrested by the FBI on charges relating to the distribution of the Kronos banking Trojan. Hutchins is the "accidental hero" who singlehandedly defused the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.
Spain has approved a U.S. extradition request for Russian national Stanislav Lisov, who's been charged with helping to organize and profit from a prolific banking Trojan called Neverquest. He's the latest in a long line of suspected Russian hackers to be detained while vacationing abroad.
Security expert Troy Hunt has released a massive data set of compromised passwords that's intended to help web services steer users away from picking those that have already been exposed in data breaches.
Mobile apps in India seeking blanket access to phone users' information have come under the lens of TRAI. Security practitioners believe the data privacy dilemma combined with shortcomings in the privacy laws are resulting in such privacy violations.