Fraudsters have been hacking into and draining Starbucks accounts, customers report. Security experts say attackers appear to be guessing weak account passwords, then using funds to fill up gift cards destined for the black market.
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
Britain's Tory party has secured a majority in Parliament, which means the country will soon see a new legislative agenda. Here are some of the information security, privacy and surveillance initiatives to expect in the coming months.
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
A federal appellate court decision that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program is illegal could have sweeping ramifications beyond derailing the initiative to amass the metadata of Americans' telephone calls.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency's collection of metadata of Americans' telephone calls is not authorized by the Patriot Act. What impact with the decision have on the Congressional debate about NSA practices?
Lenovo issues an emergency patch to fix flaws in the System Update software that it preinstalls on business-focused Windows PCs after security researchers discover vulnerabilities that could be used to remotely compromise machines.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to inaugurate 24/7, cloud-based patching, among other new security features. Businesses can tap the anytime patches or define their own patch-release schedules.
Trying to consume threat data remains a difficult and highly manual process, says Solutionary's Joseph Blankenship. But better machine learning and artificial intelligence could make the task easier for enterprises.
In today's cloud-based and mobile-security world, data and applications regularly operate both inside and outside any supposed "traditional" network perimeter, and that makes them tough to secure, say F5 Networks' Preston Hogue and Greg Maudsley.
Why not tap a community of bug hunters to find vulnerabilities in your products? That's the pitch behind Bugcrowd, which enables thousands of bug hunters to earn prestige - and cash - for finding and reporting new vulnerabilities.
How can businesses ensure that the content coming into an application is executed safely, and that the application itself isn't under attack? That's the problem being addressed by Prevoty, says CEO Julien Bellanger.