With less than three months to go until the U.S. midterm elections, Alex Stamos, until recently Facebook's CSO, says there isn't time to properly safeguard this year's elections. But here's what he says can be done in time for 2020.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have suspended or removed hundreds of pages and accounts tied to two separate alleged influence operations being run by Iran and Russia. Cybersecurity firm FireEye says the campaigns target the U.S., U.K., Latin America and Middle East.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new form of malware it calls Dark Tequila that has been targeting users in Mexico and stealing bank credentials and other personal and corporate data. The malware can move laterally through a computer while it's offline, says Dmitry Bestuzhev, a Kasperksy researcher.
U.K. health and beauty retailer Superdrug Stores is warning customers that attackers may have compromised some of their personal information, apparently because they'd reused their credentials on other sites that were hacked. While Superdrug quickly notified victims, it stumbled in three notable ways.
A lawsuit accuses Google of "the surreptitious location tracking of millions of mobile phone users." The legal action was sparked by a report demonstrating that some Google apps tracked and time-stamped users' locations even if a user deactivated the "location history" setting.
Cybercrime is a business and, like any business, it's driven by profit. But how can organizations make credential theft less profitable at every stage of the criminal value chain, and, in doing so, lower their risk?
It's déjà vu "FBI vs. Apple" all over again, as Reuters reports that the Justice Department is seeking to compel Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app to help the FBI monitor an MS-13 suspect's voice communications.
The best way to take a holistic approach to the current threat landscape is to define security issues as business problems and then put the problem before the solution - not the other way around, contends RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan.
Malware detection needs to shift to detecting anomalous behavior, rather than depending on signature-based detection technologies to deal with such threats as sandbox-evading malware, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar.
While IT and OT integration has brought about new levels of operational efficiency, it has also introduced serious cyber risks that conventional IT security approaches might fail to address, says IBM Security's Paul Garvey.
The STIX and TAXII standards for threat intel interchange have undergone a major upgrade to v2.0. LookingGlass CTO Allan Thomson, who's been closely involved in its development, describes the role of these enhanced standards.