The Trump administration has moved to restrict the U.S. government's ability to use products built by Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, which claims it's been caught up in a "political game" being played out between Washington and Moscow.
Trump Hotels is warning customers that payment card data at 14 of its properties was compromised during a seven-month breach that affected service-provider Sabre. Other affected chains include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Loews Hotels.
Russian-born Alexander Tverdokhlebov has been sentenced to serve nine years in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to causing damages of between $9.5 million and $25 million by running botnets, using malware to steal payment card data, selling "dumps" of that data as well as hiring money mules.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with a multi-part report explaining why President Donald Trump sought to create a joint U.S.-Russian cybersecurity unit and then backed off. Also, ransomware's impact on emergency services providers.
Kudos to the breached business - in this case, kiosk manufacturer Avanti Markets - that quickly alerts victims and gives them actionable information for protecting themselves. Unfortunately, not all breached businesses are so forthright, as some recent data leaks demonstrate.
Avanti Markets is warning 1.6 million users of its self-service kiosk vending machines that malware-wielding hackers infected about 1,900 of its machines and stole names and payment card data, but not biometric information. Point-of-sale malware called Poseidon appears to be involved.
President Donald Trump backtracked on a pledge that the United States and Russia would work together to improve global cybersecurity by forming a joint working group after his proposal was criticized by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
Analytics can play a critical role in cracking down on identity fraud, says Shaked Vax, Trusteer products strategist at IBM Security, who explains how to use the latest tools to identify network intruders.
Good news for some ransomware victims: The master key used to encrypt the original versions of Petya ransomware has been released. But the key cannot be used to decrypt the "NotPetya" malware that recently began crypto-locking PCs.
"Fake news" isn't just a political concept. It's also a component of the marketing hype about Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, says Jonathan Armstrong of the law firm Cordery. How can security leaders cut through the hype and focus on what's truly important to their business?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the current darlings of security solutions marketers. But Giovanni Vigna of Lastline wants security leaders to know what machine learning in particular can - and cannot - do to improve cybersecurity defenses.