The government of India has created a Defense Cyber Agency that's designed to help in the battle against hackers and has appointed a chief. But does the creation of this agency represent a meaningful strategic initiative or a narrower tactical effort?
Despite a doxing of its targets and tools in March, the advanced persistent threat group known as OilRig remains a significant threat to governments and businesses, researchers at Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 report.
A Ukrainian national is facing wire fraud and other charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a years-long malvertising scheme that infected millions of PCs around the world. Authorities allege that he created a botnet that other cybercriminals could rent out.
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
Demand for cyber insurance is slowly building in India as more data breaches worldwide grab attention. Organizations must carefully assess their risk exposure when making the decision about whether to invest in a policy.
German police have disrupted Wall Street Market and arrested its alleged administrators, who apparently "exit scammed" with $13 million in bitcoins, while U.S. authorities detained two of the site's alleged top narcotics vendors. Separately, Finnish police disrupted Silkkitie, aka Valhalla Marketplace.
New exploits released online that target long-known configuration weaknesses in SAP's NetWeaver platform could pose risks to payroll, invoicing and manufacturing processes, according to researchers at Onapsis. As many as 50,000 companies could be vulnerable.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes a discussion among "Five Eyes" intelligence agencies at the recent CyberUK conference. Plus, an update on a Huawei 'backdoor' allegation and new research on managing third-party risk.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange returned to court on Thursday and told a British judge that he would not voluntarily accept extradition to the U.S. to face a charge of helping to hack into a Pentagon computer, setting up a legal fight that could take months.
An Australian security researcher who pleaded guilty to several charges related to probing the network of popular car-sharing service GoGet has avoided jail time. Nik Cubrilovic was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and must pay restitution to GoGet.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.
On Wednesday, a British judge sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for violating the terms of his bail after he sought political asylum in Ecuador's U.K. embassy in 2012. Now he faces possible extradition to the U.S. to face a charge of "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion."
Citrix says the data breach it first disclosed in early March appears to have persisted for six months before it was discovered and the hackers were ejected. In an ironic twist, the company sells the very products that might have blocked recent credential stuffing and password spraying attacks against it.
Vodafone is disputing a Bloomberg report that security vulnerabilities and backdoors within Huawei networking equipment could have allowed unauthorized access to its fixed-line carrier network in Italy. The report comes as Huawei continues to face concerns over its engineering practices and government ties.
How far does an organization's risk surface extend, and who are the custodians of all that data? A new research report aims to answer those questions. In a joint interview, Kelly White, of RiskRecon and Wade Baker of the Cyentia Institute offer an analysis.