Dorkbot - one of the world's most prevalent crimeware toolkits - has been disrupted by an international law enforcement and security research firm effort. But similar previous disruptions have failed to eradicate the malware.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Top American and Chinese government officials, meeting this week in Washington, agreed to create a common understanding on cyberthreats and how to respond to them, but the two sides offered different characterizations of the tone of the dialogue.
The breach of Hong Kong toymaker VTech highlights security experts' growing concern over manufacturers selling devices - for enterprises, medical purposes, schools as well as homes and now toy boxes - that don't appear to be secure by design.
Consultant, venture capitalist, retired chairman of RSA. Art Coviello plays many roles, and through them he has a unique view on how the information security marketplace is taking shape for 2016. Who does he see as the winners and losers?
Indian enterprises are increasingly vulnerable to cyber fraud, according to Kroll's new Global Fraud Report. But too many of these organizations rely solely on a reactive approach to fraud, says Kroll's Reshmi Khurana.
The Chinese government concedes the attack on U.S. Office of Personnel Management computers emanated from China, but it contends the culprits were criminals, not individuals working for the Chinese government or military. Some experts in the United States aren't buying the Chinese government's explanation.
Malware: How does it work, who built it and what - or who - is it designed to target? Answering these types of questions is a job for Marion Marschalek of Cyphort, who reverse-engineers malicious code for a living.
India's and Malaysia's cybersecurity teams look to strike a chord to collaborate and share best security practices to respond to security incidents. But the question is: Who will take the lead and has the expertise to face the challenges?
The security of Internet-connected toys is in the limelight after toymaker VTech acknowledged suffering a data breach that affects 5 million accounts and personal information and photographs relating to more than 200,000 children.
In his new role as DSCI's chief, Nandkumar Saravade shares details on the latest developments and initiatives at the organization, with a brief overview of the industry body's plans for the coming year.
As the U.S. moves toward faster payments, it must include new payments providers, such as Apple Pay and Square, as well as banks in all efforts to ensure security, says David Lott of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
India and Singapore signed a MoU to tackle cybersecurity challenges by setting up an incident prevention and response mechanism, which is operationally ready, as well as establishing an information sharing mechanism for best practices.
While cyberattacks will continue to menace healthcare and other business sectors next year, organizations can't afford to overlook addressing risks tied to insiders, who are responsible for most data breaches, says Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution.
Business email compromise attacks are becoming more sophisticated and pervasive, and smaller businesses in English-speaking countries are proving to be the most common targets, says PhishLabs' Joseph Opacki, who calls on banks to show customers examples of the schemes.