Hackers have been targeting the Scottish Parliament in a "brute force cyberattack" aimed at guessing users' email passwords. Security experts say it's unlikely that state-backed attackers would resort to such a blunt assault.
Philips plans to fix alarming vulnerabilities in a web-based application used to track patient radiation exposure. Versions of the DoseWise Portal mistakenly shipped with errors, including hard-coded credentials for a database and lack of encryption for patient data.
For just $80 per day, would-be cybercrime entrepreneurs can subscribe to Disdain, a new exploit kit that targets now-patched flaws in browsers and plug-ins, including Flash and WebEx. Disdain's debut shows that while exploit kits may have declined, they haven't died out.
About half of today's cyberattacks are malware-free and don't involve having to write any files to disk, says Dan Larson of Crowdstrike. These attacks get around conventional defenses, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, so they require new defenses, he says.
It's a red-faced moment for FireEye. The company says an investigation reveals that an attack against an analyst's personal online accounts was enabled by the employee's continued use of compromised login credentials.
Penetration tests can reveal holes in an organization's security. But framing the scope of a penetration test can be challenging, and good results don't necessarily mean 100 percent security. says attorney Kay Lam-MacLeod.
When it comes to risk, attorney Mark Doepel sees what he describes as "high cyber awareness, but low cyber literacy" among senior business leaders. But as nations adopt new breach legislation, boards and C-suites need to develop a deeper, granular understanding of risk - and fast.
By 2020, organizations will be spending $100 billion annually on cybersecurity products and services. But are they securing the assets that matter most to their enterprises? RSA's Peter Beardmore discusses the emerging concept of business-driven security.
In an in-depth interview, two security experts go head-to-head over the appropriateness of the White House engaging the Kremlin on cybersecurity matters in light of Russia's hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Medical transcription software vendor Nuance is the latest company to acknowledge that it's still struggling to recover from the recent global NotPetya ransomware attacks and will see a dip in its financial performance as a result.
Hollywood loves to portray hackers as wunderkinds with such exceptional cybercrime mojo that they can hack or crack anything. But as the AlphaBay takedown demonstrates, a simple mistake - reusing a Hotmail address - led to the administrator's arrest and the site's downfall.