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.
Ecuador's embassy in London has again revoked internet access for seven-year houseguest Julian Assange, saying the WikiLeaks chief violated an agreement to not interfere in other countries' matters. WikiLeaks' star has continued to fall since it's been revealed to be an apparent Russian stooge.
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.
Ransomware isn't an easy area to study. But a team of researchers has calculated the minimum paid by all ransomware victims over a two-year period, and found that nearly 75 percent of the bitcoins attackers received got funneled onto Russia's now-shuttered BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
A security researcher claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's app, called the NaMo app, is vulnerable and has been sharing information about its users, without their permission, to a third party in the United States.
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.
Two out of three organizations say that finding qualified cybersecurity professionals is a struggle, a new study shows. And 80 percent of respondents do not feel adequately prepared to defend their organizations. Kathie Miley of Cybrary and Wade Baker of Cyentia Institute discuss how to bridge the cyber skills gap.
Evidence continues to mount that Russian intelligence created the "Guccifer 2.0" hacker online persona as a "plausible deniability" cover for dumping information stolen from the U.S. Democratic National Committee, among other targets, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The IT minister of India, where Facebook has 250 million users, is using harsh language to warn the U.S.-based social media company to protect users' privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Meanwhile, some security practitioners say the incident could be a catalyst for tougher privacy laws.
Facebook is facing a new controversy after some users say they've found records of phone calls and text messages in their personal files, but claim they never granted the social networking site permission to collect the data.