AuthorKelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading

Malware Decompiler Tool Goes Open Source

Avast's RetDec machine-code decompiler now available for free on Github.

Attacker ‘Dwell Time’ Average Dips Slightly to 86 Days

Real-world incident response investigation data from CrowdStrike reveals attacker trends with file-less malware, ransomware, and other weapons.

How the Major Intel ME Firmware Flaw Lets Attackers Get ‘God Mode’ on a Machine

Researchers at Black Hat Europe today revealed how a buffer overflow they discovered in the chip's firmware can be abused to take control of a machine - even when it's turned 'off.'

FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World’s Largest Malware Operations

Avalanche, aka Gamarue, aka Wauchos, malware enterprise spanned hundreds of botnets and 88 different malware families.

Intel Firmware Flaws Found

Another big firmware security issue affecting Intel processors, requires OEM updates.

IBM, Nonprofits Team Up in New Free DNS Service

Quad9 blocks malicious sites used in phishing, other nefarious activity.

121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee’s Home Computer

Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency hacking tools.

Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst

Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.

Stealthy New PLC Hack Jumps the Air Gap

Researchers at Black Hat Europe next month will demonstrate a data-exfiltration attack on Siemens PLCs that uses combination of code manipulation and Radio Frequency (RF) emissions.

Siemens Teams Up with Tenable