Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware -- even on fully-patched computers.
Topic: Data Security
What's very important to know is that some of the patched security flaws allowed hackers to take control of your system, and this does nothing more than to emphasize how important it is to update computers as soon as possible.
Sage is yet another ransomware that has become a common threat nowadays. Similarly to Spora, it has capabilities to encrypt files offline. The malware is actively developed and currently, we are facing an outbreak of version 2.2. of this product.
Personal information for up to 100,000 taxpayers may have been compromised in a security breach of a critical online tool used to fill out student loan applications, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.
A Canadian court on Tuesday denied bail to a man accused of carrying out devastating cyber attacks on Yahoo as he awaits possible extradition to the United States to face criminal charges.
A recently discovered Internet bot is conducting sustained attacks against retailers and checking millions of gift card numbers to determine if any have balances, Distil Networks researchers warn.
One of the world's allegedly most prolific spamming operations inadvertently left backup databases accessible online, exposing upwards of 1.37 billion records and a raft of internal company information.
The FBI has begun preparing for a major mole hunt to determine how anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks got an alleged arsenal of hacking tools the CIA has used to spy on espionage targets, according to people familiar with the matter.
Malcolm Palmore, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau’s Silicon Valley office, told Ars in an interview that the initial breach that led to the exposure of half a billion Yahoo accounts likely started with the targeting of a "semi-privileged" Yahoo employee and not top executives.
The audit report, which was submitted to the regulator last week, brings out an uncomfortable truth that most Indian banks and corporates will now have to deal with: anti-virus and anti-malware devices they have installed are no match for targeted cyber attacks.