Phishing attacks victimize the email recipient who opens the message AND the company whose domain name has been spoofed in the attack. If enough people get malicious emails that appear to come from legitimate companies, people simply begin to ignore email from them. Now the DMARC email specifications help prevent that kind of brand abuse.
Four British men associated with the LulzSec hacker collective received prison sentences Thursday for their roles in cyberattacks launched by the group against corporate and government websites in 2011.
Security researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB have uncovered a cyberfraud operation that uses specialized financial malware to target the customers of several major Australian banks.
Misbehaving adware buried inside mobile apps has turned into such a problem that security vendor Lookout Mobile Security has published a deadline for networks to change their behaviour or face being blacklisted.
The FBI has reportedly briefed US bank executives on a wave of cyberattacks that have lashed the industry since last summer as part of a new policy designed to foster co-operation between the state and private sectors.
Several users of devices running Google's Android operating system have filed an amended version of an earlier lawsuit accusing the company of illegally collecting, and allowing others to collect, extensive amounts of mobile user data without proper notice or consent.
New social media privacy laws that have been enacted in several states around the country, or are in the works, present something of a mixed bag for businesses.
University researchers have developed a methodology for enabling networked devices in an industrial control system to police each other for abnormal behavior that would indicate a compromise.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what browser blocks malware best of all? The answer to that question is Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, at least according to the latest test results released by NSS Labs.
Internet traffic in and out of war-torn Syria has been restored after a disruption of nearly eight and a half hours, according to Internet traffic charts.
Fighting denial-of-service attacks has become a matter of survival for some businesses that find their websites getting smashed and network flooded by attackers. Online gaming company SG Interactive says it's under constant attack and the only way to keep going is to set up an anti-DDoS defense.
Intel is introducing new ideas to secure the public cloud, offering a service in which online files can be accessed after users are verified by an authentication scheme including face and voice recognition.
Bryan Sartin is director of Verizon's RISK Team, the communications provider's computer forensics practice, which is also the group that helps create the annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Sartin to learn more about the RISK Team, get his take on the state of enterprise security, and discuss new findings from the recently published DBIR report.
The Android threat landscape is growing in both size and complexity with cybercriminals adopting new distribution methods and building Android-focused malware services, according to a report from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.
China's reputation for security may have been marred by recent U.S. accusations of state-sponsored hacking but the nation is still a safe place as a tech subcontractor for foreign businesses, according to one of China's largest IT outsourcing vendors.
Tougher rules and big settlements are said to be behind the fall in affected clients, but one group calls it the 'calm before the storm'
Dorkbot variant infection unusual because the criminals exploited a flaw in the file-sharing site MediaFire to spread the malware
The U.S. government is contributing to the Internet's underground economy by scooping up hacker tools to incorporate into offensive cyber weapons, a report from Reuters says.
A new wave of cyberattacks reportedly aimed at industrial control systems comes at a time when private companies and government are still struggling to protect the nation's critical infrastructure, experts say.
Just 11 days after issuing an advisory, Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer 8 that bedeviled the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month.