Stories by Jeremy Kirk


As China moves to payment cards, cybercriminals follow

As China increasingly embraces payment cards over cash, Trend Micro is seeing an uptick in cybercriminal activity aimed at card fraud.

Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper

The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern.

Hacking group that hit South Korea may be at it again with new target

A hacking group that crippled South Korean banks, government websites and news agencies in early 2013 may be active again, Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday.

Damballa finds tools related to the malware that hit Sony

Security company Damaballa said it has found two utilities that are closely related to capabilities seen in the destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

SentinelOne adds feature to restore files hit by ransomware

SentinelOne has added a feature to its endpoint detection products that can restore files encrypted by cybercriminals, a common type of attack known as ransomware.

By Jeremy Kirk | 18 November, 2015 11:01

Tags: endpoint detection, security, SentinelOne, ransomware

How Cisco is trying to keep NSA spies out of its gear

Cisco is working to build the confidence of prospective customers in its products, two years after the NSA spying disclosures seeded doubt, particularly in China.

By Jeremy Kirk | 18 November, 2015 06:55

Tags: Networking, security, nsa, cisco, China

Blackhole exploit kit makes a surprising encore appearance

The Blackhole exploit kit has made a surprising reappearance two years after cybercriminals stopped using it, according to security vendor Malwarebytes

New Dell partnership throws doubt on traditional antivirus programs

A new partnership Dell announced on Tuesday signals how cybersecurity defenses are evolving, which could have long-ranging effects on vendors like Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro.

Ransom attacks likely to fade as small email providers resist

The spate of cyberattacks against email providers is likely to pass with time as they refuse to pay ransoms. But that doesn't mean the attacks haven't cost them.

Cybercriminals turn to video ads to plant malware

Cybercriminals have been delivering malware through online display ads for years, but they appear to be making headway with a new distribution method: video advertisements.

Ransomware for Mac is nothing to worry about - for now

Security researchers say a second experiment showing how easy it is to write ransomware for Apple Macs isn't surprising, so it's likely that hackers will eventually target Apple computers with it.

By Jeremy Kirk | 11 November, 2015 05:40

Tags: Mac, security, ransomware

ProtonMail comes back online, shores up DDoS defenses

ProtonMail, the Switzerland-based encrypted email service, has found its footing again after a wild ride over the past week.

Comodo fixes bug that led to issue of banned digital certificates

Comodo said Monday it fixed a bug that led to the issuance of some now-banned digital certificates. Other CAs might have the same problem, too.

No surprise here: Adobe's Flash is a hacker's favorite target

Adobe Systems' Flash plugin gets no love from anyone in the security field these days. A new study released Monday shows just how much Flash is favored by cybercriminals to sneak their malware onto computers.

By Jeremy Kirk | 09 November, 2015 15:00

Tags: Adobe. Flash, plugin, security, software, hacker, hacking

Dangerous bugs leave open doors to SAP HANA systems

The most serious software flaws ever have been found in SAP's HANA platform, the in-memory database platform that underpins many of the German company's products used by large companies

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