Known bugs and predictable phishing are behind your average security incident, IBM says
There's so much available in cybercrime forums that scammers don't need to be very creative, the X-Force team found after examining billions of incidents.
Scammers are trying to exploit coronavirus concerns to breach companies
Phishing attempts come with a Microsoft Word document that activates a strain of malicious software, AZORult, which allows attackers to make off with sensitive data.
Hackers spearphished U.S. government agency with North Korea-related content last year
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 found more activity that appears to be from a group that so far has evaded attribution, but has shown certain habits in its spearphishing campaigns.
An issue in Apple Mail means some 'encrypted' messages aren't actually protected
A fix is on the way, though exactly when remains unclear.
Cyber deals continue with Proofpoint's $225 million acquisition of ObserveIT
Sumo Logic also announced its own acquisition of Jask in an unrelated deal.
Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security
Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.