A sloppy spamming operation has exposed on a server in the Netherlands a batch of files that includes more than 700 million email addresses and some associated account passwords. It's perhaps the largest batch of email addresses ever found in one spot.
Admitted Mirai malware attacker Daniel Kaye has been extradited from Germany to the United Kingdom, where he faces charges that he launched DDoS attacks and extortion attempts against the U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks.
Verizon has made a strong case for continual PCI DSS awareness with its new study of payment card data security. But like many vendors that conduct their own studies supporting their business cases, Verizon makes suspect logical stretches.
Password security guidance: Do block users from picking commonly used passwords. But to avoid a usability nightmare, don't block users from picking any password that's ever been seen in a data breach, security experts advise.
The ISMG Security Report leads with views on a novel way to fund the growth of the United States military's Cyber Command by seizing assets such as digital currencies from hackers and other criminals. Also, we offer tips on how to recruit scarce IT security pros.
A list of weak credentials for vulnerable Internet of Things devices has prompted a new effort to notify their owners. The fear is of another mass, IoT-fueled DDoS attack along the lines of last year's Mirai attacks.
The FBI has arrested Chinese national Yu Pingan on charges that he was a "malware broker" for a remote-access Trojan called Sakula that was used in the massive breaches of Anthem and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, among other organizations.
Analyzing Donald Trump's cybersecurity policy seven months into his administration highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce disses Kaspersky Lab on network TV.
The never-ending stream of bad information security news is fueling a virtual gold rush for companies offering protection. A new report from Forrester predicts a healthy growth rate over the next five years, with some specific technologies expected to see double-digit growth.
A judge has designated the case against Marcus "MalwareTech" Hutchins, who's been accused of creating and selling the Kronos banking Trojan, as "complex" after his defense requested more time to review chat logs, malware samples and other evidence submitted by prosecutors.
There's another option for governments trying to overcome the end-to-end encryption barrier: buy a zero-day software exploit. One prominent zero-day broker, Zerodium, has added encrypted messaging apps to its bounty list.
EDR (endpoint response and detection) products are powerful tools that provide a play-by-play of exactly what happened on a computer during and after an attack. But the products require the right expertise to get the most value, a Gartner analyst says.
Researchers claim that the startup company Creditseva, which helps individuals manage credit profiles, left client data exposed, but the company says there was no "breach." Security experts discuss the security challenges faced by startup companies.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with information security guru Ron Ross discussing changes coming to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's catalog of IT security and privacy controls. Also, challenges facing an upgraded U.S. Cyber Command.