Information security threats

Mitigating information security threats is an ongoing battle. Here you'll find information on the latest malware and cyberattacks facing enterprises, from viruses and Trojans to social engineering techniques, as well as news, expert advice and learning tools to address these threats.

Information security threats News

  • August 17, 2018 17 Aug'18

    Intel disclosed Spectre-like L1TF vulnerabilities

    News roundup: Intel disclosed L1TF vulnerabilities with similarities to Spectre, but with a focus on data. Plus, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act is now a law, and more.

  • August 17, 2018 17 Aug'18

    ICS security fails the Black Hat test

    Industrial control systems hit the mainstream at Black Hat this year, with over two dozen program sessions tackling different angles of the subject. The takeaway: Vendors still aren't really trying.

  • August 10, 2018 10 Aug'18

    2018 Pwnie Awards cast light and shade on infosec winners

    The Meltdown and Spectre research teams won big at the Pwnie Awards this year at Black Hat, while the late-entry Bitfi Wallet team overwhelmingly won for Lamest Vendor Response.

  • August 10, 2018 10 Aug'18

    WhatsApp vulnerabilities let hackers alter messages

    News roundup: New WhatsApp vulnerabilities enabled hackers to alter messages sent in the app. Plus, the PGA was hit with a ransomware attack, and more.

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  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. Continue Reading

  • advanced persistent threat (APT)

    An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a prolonged and targeted cyberattack in which an intruder gains access to a network and remains undetected for an extended period of time. Continue Reading

  • whaling attack (whaling phishing)

    A whaling attack, also known as whaling phishing or a whaling phishing attack, is a specific type of phishing attack that targets high-profile employees, such as the CEO or CFO, in order to steal sensitive information from a company, as those that ... Continue Reading

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