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AT&T Looks to Shut Down Botnet that Attacked 5,700 Network Appliances

AT&T is working to stop a botnet that has infected at least 5,700 network edge servers inside its networks and appears designed to steal sensitive information and launch distributed denial-of-serv...

Nation-State Attackers Use RTF Injection to Easily Spread Malware

Hacking groups linked to Russia, China and India are leveraging a novel attack technique that makes it easier for them to spread malware, steal data and evade detection, according to a report this wee...

Best Privileged Access Management (PAM) Software for 2022

Privileged accounts are among an organization’s biggest cybersecurity concerns. These accounts give admins control over data, applications, infrastructure and other critical assets that average system...

Companies Get Better at Fighting Ransomware Despite Escalating Threats

In a year in which ransomware attacks seem to get worse by the day, companies have made surprising progress defending themselves against attacks. But the attention paid to the malware by journalist...

How Hackers Use Payloads to Take Over Your Machine

A payload is a piece of code that executes when hackers exploit a vulnerability. In other words, it’s an exploit module. It’s usually composed of a few commands that will run on the targeted operating...

Cybersecurity Mesh, Decentralized Identity Lead Emerging Security Technology: Gartner

New cybersecurity buzzwords are always in abundance at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, and the concepts that took center stage this week, like cybersecurity mesh and decentralized i...

HTML Smuggling Techniques on the Rise: Microsoft

Bad actors are increasingly using a technique called HTML smuggling to deliver ransomware and other malicious code in email campaigns aimed at financial services firms and other organizations, accordi...

Hacker Compromises FBI Server to Send Fake Emails

Hackers got into an email server at the FBI over the weekend to spread fake messages in an attempt to blame a cybersecurity expert for non-existent attacks, apparently in hopes of damaging his reputat...

DDoS Attacks Skyrocket, Kaspersky Researchers Say

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks soared in the third quarter, giving organizations yet another cyber threat to worry about. Kaspersky researchers reported that total attacks were up by ...

Arrest in Kaseya Attack Highlights Government Ransomware Progress

U.S. law enforcement officials this week announced the indictments of a Ukrainian national and a Russian citizen in connection with ransomware campaigns by the recently shuttered REvil cybercriminal g...

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