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Russian Hacker Charged in ‘Citadel’ Malware Attacks

US Department of Justice said Mark Vartanyan is accused of computer fraud involving Citadel malware responsible for $500 million in losses.

Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows SMB Bug After Delay

Microsoft's security patch release comes with nine ritical vulnerability fixes and nine bulletins.

Security in the Age of Open Source

Dramatic changes in the use of open source software over the past decade demands major changes in security testing regimens today. Here's what you need to know and do about it.

WhatsApp, Telegram Flaw Gives Hackers Full Account Access

A new vulnerability discovered in popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram lets hackers assume complete control over accounts.

New ‘PetrWrap’ Signals Intensified Rivalry Among Ransomware Gangs

PetrWrap modifies Petya ransomware so its authors can't control unauthorized use of their malware.

Debunking 5 Myths About DNS

From the boardroom to IT and the end user, the Domain Name System is often misunderstood, which can leave organizations vulnerable to attacks.

Black Hat Review Board Spotlight: Beyond the Bio with Jamie...

Get to know the Black Hat Review Board in a new interview series, Beyond the Bio.
In this series, Black Hat Review Board Members offer insight from their favorite exploits and pastimes to their most memorable Black Hat experiences.

60% of Businesses Mistakenly Sent out Sensitive Documents

Some 43% of organizations say they lack widely understood policies for securing internal documents.

7 Things You Need to Know about Bayesian Spam Filtering

Knowing how spam filters work can clarify how some messages get through, and how your own emails can avoid being caught.

Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks

53 percent of organizations fall victim to ransomware, despite multiple technological defenses; but the right awareness training brings that infection rate down significantly, KnowBe4 study finds.

The Industrial Revolution of Application Security

DevOps is driving big changes in the industry, but a cultural shift is needed.

Canada Takes Tax Site Offline After Apache Struts Attacks

Hackers exploit vulnerability in Apache Struts 2 software of Statistics Canada but no damage done.