The first five months of 2016 were dominated by malicious email campaigns, the quick emergence of new ransomware variants, one of the largest botnets in the world went dark, and the Angler exploit kit (EK) went silent
Businesses have learned to embrace economic globalisation and have expanded operations around the world. A new report from BitSight studies how entering new countries can bring on financial, operational and legal risks, including cyber-risks, to an organisation.
As mobile devices become ever more powerful, they are increasingly being targeted by botnet operators as the ideal members of their zombie armies.
The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Lizard Squad DDoS, Botnet growth, Qatar bank breached by facists, Hidden Open Source flaws, Ransomware surge.
Failure to build appropriate security into medical devices, combined with a lax user attitude, is exposing patients to cyber-risk.
Botnet takedowns make good headlines and earn kudos for law enforcement and companies like Microsoft but are they worth the time and effort, asks Dan Holden.
Security research group MalwareMustDie (MMD) is appealing for help in stopping a predicted flood of new botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan, after a toolkit to exploit the malware was leaked over the internet.
Tens of thousands of poorly-configured home and business routers have been infected with malware and recruited into a massive botnet.
Less than a week after the 'Beebone' botnet was taken down, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, along with other global companies and agencies, has dismantled the 'Simda' botnet.
A joint operation by crime agencies and computer security companies has successfully taken down the Beebone botnet.
The FBI is offering a US$ 3 million (£1.93 million) reward for information that leads to the arrest of Russian hacker Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, who is accused of being behind the Gameover Zeus botnet.
The National Crime Agency has led its latest major malware take-down, clubbing together with Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), private sector and CERT-EU to disrupt the widely-spread Ramnit botnet
Mobile security firm Lookout has discovered a more sophisticated variant of the NotCompatible Android botnet which it says targets enterprise networks through compromised mobile devices.
A new breed of ransomware called TorrentLocker that mimics more feared versions like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall has been discovered targeting users in Australia.
African cyber-criminals have expanded far beyond the simple '419' Nigerian scams they are notorious for, and are now using sophisticated botnets, RATs and targeted attack techniques, according to Trend Micro.
Profitable and easy-to-use vulnerability exploited by cybercriminals says security researcher
Admins' fear of damaging their SEO gives malicious search engine bots a 'VIP pass' into sites.
The latest report from Akamai Technologies has revealed another increase in DDoS attacks and the resurgence of botnets to carry out server-based attacks.
BrutPos or @-Brt attacks have infiltrated POS systems with botnets largely thanks to weak admin passwords.
Operation Tovar saw the US Department of Justice, the FBI, Europol and the UK's NCA work together to takedown the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets, a fine example of international cyber-crime policing, according to experts.
The big news in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column is the FBI-led Operation Tovar, which saw the disruption of the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets.
New estimates on the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets suggest that they have infected as many as one million PCs.
Make hacking more time consuming, difficult and uneconomic if you want to deter intruders, says Kevin Kennedy of Juniper Networks.
Security researcher Brian Krebs has spotted a Russian-controlled botnet being used to target banks in the Middle East.
A new report from Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team breaks down the biggest banking botnets from last year, and reveals that 900 financial institutions from around the globe have been targeted.
Shades of Red October says security analyst
Tens of thousands of smartphone users have been hit by a new class of botnet that illicitly gathers information.
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