Scott Berinato

, Executive Editor

Scott Berinato is a CSO magazine executive editor and a noted expert in information security.

Data Breach Notification Laws, State By State

Five years after California's landmark SB 1386, our interactive map shows you which 38 states have passed laws requiring companies to notify consumers whose personal information has been compromised. Part of an in-depth series about disclosing security breaches.

The Storm Worm Dresses Up as a Dancing Skeleton

Hackers using virulent malware worm dressed as Halloween fun to target victims. Warning: Do not click if you see the image in this story in your e-mail.

Internet Researchers Discover New Hacking Service Site

Internet security researchers are warning about a new malware service, apparently based in Eastern Europe, which pursues a business model charging a fee for each PC infected.

Gozi Trojan Resurfaces Briefly, Security Researcher Finds

The malware worm behind an identity theft service returns to exploit vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat 8.x, then disappears.

Audio Spam: The Latest Twist on a Never-Ending Security Threat

Researchers say that small MP3 attachments pitching penny stocks are the latest wave in the ocean of unsolicited e-mail.

Hacker Economics 3: MPACK and the Next Wave of Malware

Third in a series. New variants and new methods proliferate in the wake of 76service.

Hacker Economics 2: The Conspiracy of Apathy

Second in a series. Why banks and law enforcement thus far have failed to stymie the onslaught of identity theft.

A Layman's Glossary of Malware Terms

Baffled by bots? Vexed by variants? Some working definitions for the non-technical.

How Gozi's First Second Unfolds

A researcher details the beginning of a malware infection.

Death by iFrame

Hacking site 76service provides a case study in the connection between iFrames, malware, identity theft.

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