Attackers upping the ways they use DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are getting more complex, with attackers becoming wise to the ways of DDoS threat prevention. That’s according to a new report from Incapsula Inc., a U.S.-based security

Published on: March 28th, 2014 Candice So

How to protect your site against WordPress hacking

Do you use WordPress as your website's content management system (CMS)? You are far from alone, it's the most popular CMS on the market, being used by more sites than every other CMS

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Trustwave acquires Cenzic for better static and dynamic security testing

Security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is acquiring Cenzic Inc., a company focused on continuous automated security testing, for an undisclosed sum. Making its announcement on Tuesday, Trustwave said it will be harnessing

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Candice So

Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Two more Bitcoin exchanges get hacked, losing users’ virtual currency

Two more Bitcoin exchanges have gone down in this week, thanks to hackers who broke into their vaults and made off with digital cash. In a statement posted on its website, Flexcoin announced

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Avoiding data breaches is almost impossible – so now what?

Don’t try to avoid data breaches altogether – that’s a waste of time. Nowadays, dealing with a breach is now simply part of being a security professional. Instead, focus on mitigating the damage

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

How the cloud can improve security: Courtot

SAN FRANCISCO - After the warnings about the cloud and its potential threats to security, it seems counter-intuitive to say the cloud can actually help businesses shore up the security of their data.

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

10 security concerns for the public cloud: Russinovich

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s not news that businesses are moving more and more of their data to the cloud. But even as cloud storage and computing have hit the mainstream, there are a

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

One shared database in security’s future: Trilling

SAN FRANCISCO – With all the weekly headlines about new malware, dangerous threats, and unforeseen attack vectors, it might be easy to believe that hackers will soon be the victors of the cybersecurity

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

A look ahead at next week’s RSA conference

With the RSA conference kicking off Feb. 24 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of buzz around what may – or may not – be revealed during one of the cyber security industry’s

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So