Emerging cyberattacks and threats
- April 18, 2018
At RSA Conference 2018, Paul Kocher, who co-discovered the Spectre flaws, discussed the chip vulnerabilities and explained why disclosure and mitigation efforts were so troubled.
- April 17, 2018
A variant of the Mirai IoT botnet is the suspected cause of distributed denial-of-service attacks on financial services companies earlier this year, according to Recorded Future.
- April 11, 2018
Find out what's happening at the information security industry's biggest event with breaking news and analysis by the SearchSecurity team at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco.
- April 06, 2018
News roundup: A pipeline cyberattack shut down communications for several U.S. natural gas providers. Plus, Facebook removed accounts and pages run by the Russian IRA, and more.
- March 16, 2018
Researchers announced AMD chip flaws without the coordinated disclosure procedure, and a leak of the research to a short seller has raised further suspicions about the process.
- March 13, 2018
Ryzen and EPYC AMD flaws were partially detailed with just 24 hours' disclosure notice, despite potentially significant exploits, including secure processor takeover or security bypass.
- March 06, 2018
Five days after a record breaking terabit DDoS attack, a new 1.7Tbps DDoS attack was detected taking advantage of improperly secured memcached servers to launch a reflection attack.
- February 27, 2018
Qihoo 360's Netlab team discovered an online ad network has been bypassing ad blockers and running cryptomining software in the browsers of unsuspecting visitors.
- February 21, 2018
Cloud security vendor RedLock discovered threat actors had gained access to several enterprise cloud environments, including Tesla's, and used them for cryptojacking schemes.
- February 21, 2018
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors examine Intel's new bug bounty for side channel attacks and what it says about Meltdown and Spectre.
- February 16, 2018
SonicWall says its new deep memory inspection technology, which powers the vendor's Capture Cloud sandbox service, can block Meltdown threats and other zero-day attacks.
- February 07, 2018
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss how the threat of cryptomining malware is evolving and what it means for enterprises and infosec vendors.
- February 05, 2018
Proofpoint researchers discovered a large Monero mining botnet that uses EternalBlue to spread, and it isn't the first time the Windows flaw has been used for cryptojacking.
- February 02, 2018
News roundup: Hackers used ATM jackpotting attacks to steal over $1M in the U.S. Plus, a fitness tracking app accidentally exposed the locations of military bases, and more.
- February 01, 2018
Nearly 140 samples of malware that exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered by AV-TEST, but most samples are based on existing proof-of-concept code.