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IoT’s Day of Reckoning on the Horizon Chris Rouland, an expert when it comes to the security of the internet of things, stressed the modern-day equivalent of the Melissa worm could be imminent.
Modern Defenders Share, Visualize and Succeed Microsoft’s John Lambert said today at Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit that today’s network defenders need to be pliable, share threat information, and view their network dependencies as attackers do.
Critical Wi-Fi Flaw Patched on Android Google's monthly Android Security Bulletin includes a patch for a critical flaw in the Broadcom Wi-Fi driver and another set of exploitable issues in Mediaserver.
Attackers Dropping Kasidet Bot via Office Macros The bot Kasidet, also known as Neutrino, is being spread via macros in Microsoft Office documents.

Latest News

Vitaly Kamluk on the Adwind RAT

Mike Mimoso talks to Kaspersky Lab researcher Vitaly Kamluk who was critical in the discovery of the latest version of the cross-platform Adwind RAT.

Medical Device, Health Care Security Continues to Ail

Kaspersky Lab researcher Sergey Lozhkin was able to turn a few simple hacks into extensive access inside a Moscow hospital network.

Power Grid Honeypot Puts Face on Attacks

Researchers from MalCrawler built a honeypot mimicking an energy management system at the heart of a power grid, exposing attackers’ behavior once they have access to critical infrastructure systems.

Poseidon APT Group Identified As First Portuguese-Speaking Campaign

Today at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, researchers disclosed details on the Poseidon APT group, a group of hackers who blackmail targets into a fake business relationship where they can further steal data.

IT Security Mimics Intelligence Services More than You Realize

The security industry has done a good job of following the government’s lead when it comes to developing new approaches and strategies.

Metel Bank Robbers Borrowing from APT Attacks

At the Security Analyst Summit, Kaspersky Lab researchers unveiled three cybercrime outfits—Metel, GCMAN, and Carbanak 2.0—targeting Russian banks with APT-style tactics.

Scareware Campaign Targets Mac OS X Machines

The SANS Institute has discovered a scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines using an installer signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate.

Threatpost News Wrap, February 5, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including internet-connected teddy bears, the latest on the Going Dark debate, and whether or not there's a backdoor in Socat. They also preview next week's Security Analyst Summit in Tenerife, Spain.

WordPress Infections Leading to TeslaCrypt Ransomware

A massive string of WordPress compromises are redirecting victims to the Nuclear Exploit Kit and Teslacrypt ransomware.

Government Promises Comment Period on Next Wassenaar Draft

A National Security Council member promised Rep. Jim Langevin that a final U.S. rule on the Wassenaar Arrangement would not happen without another public comment period.