Information security experts say espionage-focused attackers, apparently operating from Russia, have been using phishing e-mails and malware in multi-stage attacks designed to evade detection and steal political and military secrets.
The annual Amsterdam gathering of information security aficionados detailed the very latest hacking threats, including cybersecurity attacks via drone, sniffing data from fitness devices, and exploiting ATMs using Raspberry Pi computers.
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Recent data breaches have drawn attention to the cybersecurity field, and millennials have taken notice. A new survey shows an increasing interest in the career path among young adults but also a lack of knowledge about the field.
Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to China in the wake of allegations that hackers are targeting Chinese iCloud users. The Chinese government has denied any involvement in the attacks, which can bypass the latest iPhone's stronger encryption.
Almost all versions of Windows are vulnerable to an OLE flaw that is being actively exploited in the wild. This is the second zero-day vulnerability tied to the so-called "Sandworm Team" of hackers, and no patch is yet available.
An FBI official on Oct. 20 said the hacks of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks do not appear to have been in retribution for Western economic sanctions against Russia. But FBI investigators still have not determined who was behind the attacks.
Researchers demonstrate how ATMs could be hacked - without installing malware - by connecting a tiny computer to an inside port, bypassing the ATM's own computer and instructing the cash dispenser to begin issuing money.
Drawing on networking protocols designed to support NASA's interplanetary missions, two researchers have created a networking system that's designed to transmit information securely and reliably in even the worst conditions, such as in an Ebola hot zone.
While fraud-fighting experts are debating the long-term impact President Obama's "BuySecure Initiative" will have on speeding EMV adoption in the U.S., they agree the president is drawing attention to the need for stronger card security.
In addition to adopting the right IT security standards to mitigate advance persistent threats, organizations need to pick the right people to carry out those standards, says Jon Long, a featured speaker at ISMG's Global APT Defense Summit on Oct. 22.
Government intelligence agencies' information security offensive capabilities may far outstrip businesses' collective defenses, but organizations can still tap a variety of techniques to defend themselves against many types of intrusions.
In the wake of recent payment card breaches, President Obama is taking steps to speed the adoption of EMV cards. He's also calling on Congress to enact a national data breach notification law and announcing a White House summit on consumer cybersecurity.