Security http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack http://thevarguy.com/security/read-final-report-ikarusdilapidated-ransomware-attack <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/read-final-report-ikarusdilapidated-ransomware-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/read-final-report-ikarusdilapidated-ransomware-attack#comments Security Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:13:00 +0000 108941 at http://thevarguy.com Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway http://thevarguy.com/security/massive-new-locky-variant-ransomware-attack-now-underway <div class="node-body article-body">A massive, worldwide ransomware attack is currently unfolding, powered from more than 11,625 distinct IP addresses in 133 different countries, experts at cyber security vendor Comodo said today. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/massive-new-locky-variant-ransomware-attack-now-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/massive-new-locky-variant-ransomware-attack-now-underway#comments Security Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:58:00 +0000 108881 at http://thevarguy.com Comodo Security Central: HBO Plays the Game of Hacks, Ransomware Leaves SMBs Reeling http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-hbo-plays-game-hacks-ransomware-leaves-smbs-reeling <div class="node-body article-body">Well, it seems as though winter has arrived at HBO. The company's security was compromised again this week, after having already been hacked a number of times in the past few weeks. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-hbo-plays-game-hacks-ransomware-leaves-smbs-reeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-hbo-plays-game-hacks-ransomware-leaves-smbs-reeling#comments Security Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:45:00 +0000 108861 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock Ask a Security Expert: Security Vendor Tackles Malware Attacks http://thevarguy.com/security/ask-security-expert-security-vendor-tackles-malware-attacks <div class="field-byline"> George Anderson | Webroot </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Firstly, ransomware is a malware attack like any other malware attack.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/ask-security-expert-security-vendor-tackles-malware-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/ask-security-expert-security-vendor-tackles-malware-attacks#comments Security Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:08:00 +0000 108821 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock What Does the Ideal Password Look Like? http://thevarguy.com/security/what-does-ideal-password-look <div class="node-body article-body">A re-examination has been underway in recent years about the ideal structure for login passwords, the effectiveness of which is more important than ever in an age of ubiquitous cyber attacks.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/what-does-ideal-password-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/what-does-ideal-password-look#comments Security Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:42:00 +0000 108741 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Security Researchers Inject DNA with Malware — But Don’t Panic Yet http://thevarguy.com/security/security-researchers-inject-dna-malware-don-t-panic-yet <div class="node-body article-body">Between startups like 23andMe, makers of an at-home saliva-based DNA kit that promises to help users learn more about their health and family history, and Embark Veterinary, which helps pet owners and breeders learn about ancestry and disease risk of dogs through saliva swabs, DNA testing is having a bit of a moment.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/security-researchers-inject-dna-malware-don-t-panic-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/security-researchers-inject-dna-malware-don-t-panic-yet#comments Security Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:46:00 +0000 108691 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle call the hack the first DNA-based exploit of a computer system.</p> Getty Images Microsoft Warns Users to be Diligent as Tech Support Scams Get More Sophisticated http://thevarguy.com/security/microsoft-warns-users-be-diligent-tech-support-scams-get-more-sophisticated <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has been warning users about tech support scams for years, and this week shared how it is seeing these scams continue to evolve by targeting victims through emailed links that lead to tech support scam websites.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/microsoft-warns-users-be-diligent-tech-support-scams-get-more-sophisticated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/microsoft-warns-users-be-diligent-tech-support-scams-get-more-sophisticated#comments Security Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:58:00 +0000 108661 at http://thevarguy.com <p>An example of a tech support scam email.</p> Microsoft Security Central: UK Faces Cybersecurity Fines, NotPetya Strikes Europe http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-uk-faces-cybersecurity-fines-notpetya-strikes-europe <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations in the UK could now face serious consequences for having cracks in their cybersecurity armor. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-uk-faces-cybersecurity-fines-notpetya-strikes-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-uk-faces-cybersecurity-fines-notpetya-strikes-europe#comments Security Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:45:00 +0000 108631 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock Security Central: Anthem Reports New Data Breach, Prankster Foils White House http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-anthem-reports-new-data-breach-prankster-foils-white-house <div class="node-body article-body">Anthem Health Insurance has reported a new data breach, this time affecting 18,500 members. Victims had their records emailed to the private email address of a staffer at a third-party vendor.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-anthem-reports-new-data-breach-prankster-foils-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/security-central-anthem-reports-new-data-breach-prankster-foils-white-house#comments Security Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:45:00 +0000 108381 at http://thevarguy.com ThinkStock Diversity to Drones: Black Hat Speakers Weigh in On Top Security Trends http://thevarguy.com/security/diversity-drones-black-hat-speakers-weigh-top-security-trends <div class="node-body article-body">In the 20 years since the first Black Hat conference in 1997, security hacks have become incredibly cheap to initiate, increasingly expensive and complex to mitigate, and have more real-world consequences than ever before. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/security/diversity-drones-black-hat-speakers-weigh-top-security-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/security/diversity-drones-black-hat-speakers-weigh-top-security-trends#comments Security Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:38:00 +0000 108221 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock