Breached dating site Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information relating to the attack. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, is treating the breach as a national-security matter.
The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
One security expert says the highly-publicized breach of online dating website Ashley Madison appears to include the exposure of sensitive, personal details relating to between 100,000 to 150,000 registered customers in India.
In the wake of U.S. and Indian discussions to develop a common response to combat cyber-threats, India's security leaders say a new, systematic approach is needed to define the nation's cyber defense model.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
Security risks of real-time mobile payments increase as adoption of mobile devices and applications grow. PwC's Suhas Desai shares risk mitigation strategy through application and mobile security best practices.
The legal climate around cyberspace is gaining maturity, with nations such as China looking at the domain as being an integral part of national security. Cyber law expert Pavan Duggal shares insight on this evolution.
Application Programming Interfaces have security vulnerabilities that pose significant business risk. CA's Vic Mankotia cautions security leaders about how they manage APIs to secure digital identities.
What do successful but separate malware attacks against banking customers around the world, as well as the White House and health insurer Anthem, all have in common? Researchers say the answer is shockingly simple.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.