In their quest for easy ways to extort victims into giving them bitcoins, cybercriminals continue to double down on crypto-ransomware attacks and increasingly target enterprises, seeking proportionally higher paydays.
To the annals of super-bad historical mega breaches that no one knew about, add two new entries: Dropbox and Last.fm. Hackers reportedly stole tens of millions of usernames and passwords from each in 2012.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is warning that all 62 of its hotels suffered a POS malware infection this year that resulted in the compromise of cardholder data. So far it's unclear if the attack relates to breaches of Oracle MICROS or other POS vendors.
Data centers are difficult to defend, and securing the perimeter is important but of little consequence if attackers get inside. But there are ways to lock down data centers, former White House strategist Nathaniel Gleicher explains in this interview.
Following the $81 million Bangladesh Bank hack, "persistent, adaptive and sophisticated" attackers have continued to compromise banks' local security controls to send fraudulent money-moving messages via SWIFT's interbank messaging network, and, in some cases, successfully steal money, SWIFT warns.
Brazen ATM thefts from financial institutions in Taiwan and Thailand have sent a shiver through the global banking industry. An inside look at the malware used in the attacks reveals attackers' clever, incremental improvements.
Intelligence agencies sometimes seek out and develop exploits for the very technology that their nation's organizations rely on to secure their data. In an interview, cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward offers insights on how information security professionals should respond.
In an interview, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says he sees a secure future for the network of networks he helped create four decades ago as the co-developer of TCP/IP, the protocol that facilitates internet communications.
Thai police say they have identified all of the suspects allegedly involved in recent "jackpotting" malware attacks against 21 ATMs, leading to the theft of 12 million baht ($350,000). The malware is a new strain called "Ripper," raising concerns for banks worldwide.
A report on an FBI warning to state election officials that their IT systems could be hacked leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Australian officials mull bitcoin technology to secure elections.
A UAE-based activist targeted by a rare and valuable remote exploit for Apple's mobile software has caused concern over the continued sale of powerful spying tools to governments with poor human rights records.
Cisco has begun releasing updates for all ASA devices to patch them against a buffer overflow vulnerability that was targeted by leaked Equation Group attack tools. Attackers can exploit the flaw to gain remote control of ASA devices.
The process of managing software vulnerabilities inside the enterprise is complicated by the sheer number of patches that must be assessed, applied, tested and rolled out, says Wolfgang Kandek of Qualys, who offers suggestions on how to better focus those efforts.