Hundreds of suspected customers of Webstresser, a DDoS stresser/booter site that was disrupted last year, are being visited by law enforcement agents and may see jail time. The police message: Using darknet cybercrime services doesn't guarantee anonymity, even if you pay with bitcoin.
Germany's competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, has prohibited Facebook from combining user data from different sources unless users consent, and it has also prohibited Facebook from blocking users who do not provide this consent. Facebook has one month to appeal the antitrust decision.
Recent data leaks, including the SBI incident that affected millions of customers, have once again stirred up a debate on the role of auditors in cybersecurity. But a bigger issue is the need to invest in appropriate security technologies and implement stronger policies and awareness programs.
Since the EU's GDPR went into full effect, European data protection authorities have received over 59,000 data breach reports, with the Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. receiving the greatest number of notifications, according to the law firm DLA Piper.
Without improved coordination, the U.S. government and private companies could be caught flat-footed if a nation-state hit the software supply chain with malware or a worm, according to a new report that echoes conclusions made over the last decade and calls for closer industry-government ties.
Security practitioners should strive to offer their organizations "frictionless" security that's truly a business enabler, says Sridhar Govardhan, newly appointed CISO of Wipro Ltd., a Bengaluru-based company offering information technology, consulting and business process services.
Banks need to work toward improving collaboration between their cybersecurity and fraud management departments to boost efforts to mitigate cyberthreats, say Scott Walters and Eric Reddel of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
With the general election approaching this spring to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha, cybersecurity leaders say India must be prepared to thwart foreign cyberthreats and protect electronic voting machines against hacking by using appropriate security measures.
A U.K. bank says no customers lost money after cyberattackers attempted account takeovers by rerouting one-time passcodes, Motherboard reports. Such attacks involve unauthorized tampering with Signaling System #7, the protocol used to route mobile phone calls worldwide.
In 2018, the Identity Theft Resource Center counted 1,244 U.S. data breaches - involving the likes of Facebook, Marriott and Exactis - that exposed 447 million sensitive records, such as Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and payment card data.
The Unique Identity Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar program, is again facing harsh criticism about its security measures, this time from State Bank of India. But rather than pointing fingers, all government organizations need to collaborate to enhance security.
Ransomware victims who opted to pay for the promise of a decryption key forked over an average of $6,733 in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware. It says strains such as SamSam and Ryuk, which demand higher-than-average ransoms, are increasingly common.