Malware

Kaspersky said it spotted infections affecting 140 organizations globally. (Image courtesy of Kaspersky Lab.)

File-less Malware Attacks Target Bank, Business Networks

In-brief: Security experts are warning that so-called “file-less” attacks on commercial networks operated by banks and other firms are spreading and harvesting sensitive information, like administrator user names and passwords.

Webinar: Deconstructing the Top IoT Attacks of 2016

Webinar: Deconstructing the Top IoT Attacks of 2016

In-brief: a recording and slides from the Security Ledger and Bastille’s recent webinar “Deconstructing the Top IoT Hacks of 2016” are now available online. 

The FTC announced a $2.2 million settlement with smart TV maker Vizio after the company was caught selling customer viewing information without consent.

TV Maker Vizio Settles with FTC Over Selling Viewer Data

In-brief: Smart TV maker VIZIO agreed to pay $2.2 million to the FTC and the State of New Jersey to settle charges that it collected the viewing history of some 11 million smart televisions without users’ consent. The settlement stems from a 2014 case and requires the company to “prominently disclose and obtain affirmative express consent” for data collection and sharing.

In our inaugural edition of Security Ledger Live, we speak with Lance James, Chief Scientist at the firm Flashpoint.

Security Ledger Live: Interview with Lance James of Flashpoint

In-brief: in our inaugural Security Ledger Live, we speak with Lance James, the Chief Scientist at the firm Flashpoint about ransomware, the care and feeding of security talent and the news of the week. 

New Hampshire based Dyn suffered a big hit following the Mirai botnet attacks, with around 8% of domains that relied on its managed DNS service dropping the service.

Exclusive: Mirai Attack Was Costly For Dyn, Data Suggests

In-brief: More than 14,000 Internet domains stopped using managed DNS services from Dyn, the New Hampshire based company, following an October botnet attack on the company, data from Bitsight suggests.