IoT devices running the authentication protocol OpenSSH are being compromised and used as proxies in attacks that aim to take over accounts at popular web services, according to new research from Akamai.
Although experts see widespread, practical applications of artificial intelligence as at least a decade off, it's something that's on the mind of President Obama. The commander in chief shares his thoughts on the intersection of artificial intelligence, medical viruses and cybersecurity.
IoT botnets, the term for armies of hacked internet-connected devices, aren't going away. And an anecdote from the field shows the gravity of the problem and why it's unlikely to be resolved any time soon.
A malware-wielding gang has been targeting financial firms' SWIFT software to inject fraudulent money-moving messages since at least January in "discreet campaigns" not tied to the Bangladesh Bank hack, Symantec warns.
A report on the verbal combat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over whether the Russian government is using hacks to influence the U.S. presidential election leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on Dropbox's new password protection strategy.
Ongoing talks between the U.S. and India regarding cybersecurity issues have yet to result in significant action by the Indian government. When will India start making progress in developing an effective cybersecurity model?
Verizon is reportedly awaiting the full results of a digital forensic investigation into the record-setting Yahoo data breach to ascertain whether it will revise its $4.8 billion bid to buy the search firm. Did the breach have a "material impact" on Yahoo's business? That's the question.
While the banking industry in India has achieved some security maturity, India Post will be starting from scratch as it launches India Post Payments Bank. But the new bank will have the opportunity to build security into its infrastructure and processes, rather than bolting it on later.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
In a rare case of potential breach accountability, Verizon is reportedly demanding a $1 billion discount to acquire Yahoo as a result of the search giant's failure to more rapidly spot a data breach that compromised at least 500 million users' accounts.
To better mitigate the breach risks tied to the growing use of mobile devices, organizations need to adopt enterprise digital rights management as a way to improve data security, says Gartner's John Girard.