Malware often provides a backdoor into a mobile device that an attacker can exploit. When a user brings his or her personal device into the workplace, that backdoor can then lead to the corporate network.
The rising popularity of the malware known as ransomware is targeting small- to mid-sized businesses and organizations who lack sophisticated enterprise security infrastructures. And some of these hackers are increasingly asking for ransoms in bitcoin, rather than cash, to make the ransom difficult to trace.
The recent revelation of a NSA-created spyware that targets hard drives has thrown open Pandora's box on a new attack vector. Here are some facts that CIOs and security managers should know about the threat.
Cybercriminals were able to steal as much as $1 billion from around 100 banks in Russia, Ukraine, China, Germany and the United States over a two-year period, according to researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab.
BYOD can be a boon for employee productivity and satisfaction, but it can be a bust for IT departments struggling to protect the corporate network from risks introduced by all of the BYOD devices.
Ransomware, fueled by the anonymous nature of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, is quickly becoming an efficient means for hackers to extort victims. The success of the malware will lead to more dangerous and pervasive types, according to a security analyst.
In the aftermath of the major data breaches perpetrated by malware-wielding hackers, the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service have published a report with advice for companies on how to deal with malware attacks.
HP has beefed up its SureStart product to protect PCs from attacks on their basic input/output system, which boots the PC, eWeek reports.
To keep up with evolving attack methods, IT security teams need to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. Unfortunately, more than half of IT security teams say they are not taking basic security steps, according to a survey of chief information security officers and security operations execs at 1,700 companies by Cisco.
A Czech programmer has uncovered a security hole in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could enable a hacker to inject malware, The Register reports.