The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a look at the growing industry of mobile spyware designed exclusively for governments, but often misused to track citizens and activists. Also, Australia's push to get allies to adopt tools to counter encryption.
Members of Parliament in Britain have had their remote email access suspended following an apparent brute-force hack attempt aimed at exploiting weak passwords to gain access to their accounts. Officials say fewer than 90 email accounts appear to have been breached.
Opportunistic attackers may have breached some Parliament email accounts by brute-force guessing their way into accounts with weak passwords. But such a breach is hardly the "cyberattack" some are making it out to be.
The back story behind the ransom attack that led to the unauthorized early release of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" is a cautionary tale in dealing with cyber extortionists such as The Dark Overlord.
South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Writing the obituary for the lifeless Neutrino exploit kit leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, judging the value of the Department of Health and Human Services' wall-of-shame website of healthcare sector breaches.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
Cybercriminals and nation-state threat actors are beginning to act alike - and that's bad news for cybersecurity leaders and their enterprises, says Eward Driehuis of SecureLink. Here are the trends to track.
Clothing retailer Buckle says malware installed on its point-of-sale systems apparently stole customers' payment card details for nearly six months. Buckle's warning, which follows a breach alert from Kmart, shows the fight against payment card fraud is far from over.
Former U.S. CISO Gregory Touhill says the federal government must rethink how it hardens its workforce to prevent cyberattackers from succeeding. Organizations, he says, should regularly conduct cybersecurity exercises to help build their cyber defense.
The CEO of the company that crippled WannaCry's ransomware component explains to Congress how the worm continues to attack unpatched systems at increasing rates. Also, creating a healthcare cybersecurity framework.
The U.S. government on Wednesday issued its most direct and technically detailed advisory about North Korea's hacking activity to date, warning that the country continues to target U.S. media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors.