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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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1152 articles by Dennis Fisher

DNSpionage Attackers Deploying New Karkoff Backdoor

The DNSpionage attack group is now using a new backdoor called Karkoff, which may have ties to the OilRig leaks as well.

DNS Security, Malware

Targeted Phishing Attacks Hit Embassies, Agencies in Several Countries

A series of targeted phishing campaigns have hit victims in government finance agencies and embassies in several European and African countries.

Phishing

Google Moves Developers to OAuth to Help Prevent Phishing Attacks

Google is planning to block sign-in attempts from embedded browser frameworks soon to help defeat some phishing attacks.

Google, Oauth

Someone is Leaking an Iranian Hacking Group’s Arsenal

An unknown leaker is publishing hacking tools used by the APT34 attack group that has been linked to Iranian intelligence.

APT

Decipher Podcast: Craig Williams

Dennis Fisher talks with Craig Williams of Cisco Talos about the Sea Turtle DNS-hijacking campaigns.

Podcast