As the threat landscape evolves, with risks exposed by newer technologies and commoditization of attack infrastructure, the motives of targeted attackers may also be evolving as they try new ways to influence change in an increasingly digital world.
The FBI recently warned that hackers are targeting FTP servers run by healthcare organizations in order to obtain medical records. New statistics show more than 750,000 FTP servers can be accessed anonymously worldwide.
Not too fast, not too slow. Notwithstanding regulations and contractual obligations, that's legal and security experts' consensus on how quickly organizations that suspect they've been breached should notify individuals whose information may have been exposed.
Microsoft's docs.com service has been an open window to viewing people's personal data. The company appears to have taken some steps to contain the exposure, but those watching closely say sensitive data can still be found via search engines.
With the rapid changes in the threat landscape and the risks introduced by DevOps, the cloud and other new elements, organizations need to have a continuous vulnerability assessment program as a security baseline, says Richard Bussiere of Tenable Network Security.
A look at experts promoting blockchain as a secure way to share cyberthreat information leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how sound waves pose a threat to IoT devices, smartphones and medical devices.
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly preparing to charge multiple "Chinese middlemen" with helping to orchestrate the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist on behalf of North Korea. Security experts have long been reporting that the attack code and tactics appear to trace to North Korea.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
Some medical devices, smartphones and internet of things gadgets contain certain types of sensors that are vulnerable to potential hacking using sound waves, says cybersecurity researcher Kevin Fu, who calls on manufacturers to address the risks.
McDonald's home food delivery app in India leaked sensitive personal information relating to 2.2 million users. But the restaurant giant only addressed the insecure API after a researcher went public one month after informing McDonald's about the problem.
A look at President Donald Trump's budget blueprint to boost cybersecurity spending in fiscal year 2018 leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, Russian agents charged with Yahoo hack; new White House cybersecurity adviser Rob Joyce profiled.
With apologies to Troy Hunt, the last thing you want to see in the morning as you're having your first cup of coffee and scanning the interwebz for cat videos is a notice from his "Have I Been Pwned" breach-alert service.
In the wake of a recent breach of the Singapore Ministry of Defense's I-net system, the ministry has unveiled a cyber defense strategy to help guard against similar attacks. Some 2,600 cyber defenders will be trained.
If Yahoo's 2014 breach had been the result of an in-house Russian intelligence project, the hack probably would not have triggered a U.S. indictment. But Russia has landed in a muddy puddle after apparently tapping freelance talent with an interest in criminal gain.