Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Ransomware hits the city of Atlanta, Baltimore's 911 system as well as aviation giant Boeing. Plus, WikiLeaks and its Julian Assange get taken for a ride by Russian intelligence.
As mobile payments continue to grow in South Africa, it's important that application developers build security into their apps and correctly implement tokenization standards, says Jeremy King, international director of the PCI Security Standards Council.
With the explosion of laptops, IoT, tablets, smartphones and other smart technologies, endpoints are the single largest group of devices inside your network today. Managing all of your assets and their software requires three foundational steps.
Boeing says that a malware outbreak affected a small number of systems but did not disrupt production. An executive has reportedly identified the malware as being WannaCry ransomware and called for "all hands on deck" to respond to the incident.
The intensive discussion between the Supreme Court and the CEO of UIDAI on recent Aadhaar-related data leaks could result in the court recommending that the Ministry of Law and Justice make amendments to the Aadhaar Act and direct the UIDAI to build a far more robust security framework.
India's Haryana Power Corporation has confirmed that a hacker cryptolocked its billing system, demanding a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The organization says it has refused to pay. The attack is a reminder that the power sector continues to be targeted by hackers.
Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.
The alleged leader of a cybercrime gang tied to more than $1 billion in losses has been arrested in Alicante, Spain. Authorities say "Denis K." is a Ukrainian national who led a gang that developed Carbanak and Cobalt malware to infect PCs as well as perpetrate ATM jackpotting attacks.
Ransomware has struck the city of Atlanta and frozen internal and customer-facing applications, hampering residents from paying bills or accessing court information. But the city says it has working backups and expects to pay employees on time.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke five days of silence as pressure intensifies on Facebook to account for a data leak to a voter-profiling firm that worked for the Trump campaign. In a lengthy blog post, Zuckerberg has pledged to make changes to better protect personal data. But is it too late?
Multinational semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices has confirmed that there are 13 flaws in some of its chipsets that could be exploited to manipulate chip firmware for malicious purposes. AMD plans to provide fixes in the form of firmware updates that it claims should not affect system performance.
A new standard from the PCI Data Security Standards Council could help ease the way for smaller merchants worldwide, especially in developing nations, to move to cashless payments using a variety of devices, says Troy Leach, CTO for the council, who spoke last week at a conference in South Africa.
Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.
The unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica, which shows how personal information on millions of consumers was obtained via Facebook, demonstrates the degree to which our personal data can be weaponized against us.