Every year Verizon releases their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), sharing a wealth of information about incidents throughout the year.  Verizon compiles this report with information from 70 organizations (including Intel Security), analyzing almost 80,000 individual incidents, over 2000 confirmed data breaches across 61 countries.  For professionals in the security industry, this information is invaluable […]

Microsoft Windows has hidden an Easter Egg since Windows Vista. It allows users to create a specially named folder that acts as a shortcut to Windows settings and special folders, such as control panels, My Computer, or the printers folder. This “God Mode” can come in handy for admins, but attackers are now using this undocumented feature for evil […]

It is important but difficult to stay current with relevant issues in our industry. Cybersecurity is furiously changing, fast in pace, and rising in global importance. Professionals must keep abreast not only with what is happening today, but also with what is emerging on the horizon and heading our direction. Security becomes stronger when professionals collectively explore […]

One of my favorite scenes in The Avengers is when Captain America tells Bruce Banner that he needs to get angry and Banner replies, “That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.” That’s a lot like information security; websites are always under attack.  Today there were two account lists posted online that we think you should know […]

Attacks by macro malware carrying ransomware are growing, as we have recently reported on Blog Central here and here. Now McAfee Labs researchers have witnessed a new variant of macro malware that employs fudging techniques such as virtual machine awareness, sandbox awareness, and more. Since early March we have seen macro malware using high-obfuscation algorithms to protect itself […]