In their quest for easy ways to extort victims into giving them bitcoins, cybercriminals continue to double down on crypto-ransomware attacks and increasingly target enterprises, seeking proportionally higher paydays.
To the annals of super-bad historical mega breaches that no one knew about, add two new entries: Dropbox and Last.fm. Hackers reportedly stole tens of millions of usernames and passwords from each in 2012.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is warning that all 62 of its hotels suffered a POS malware infection this year that resulted in the compromise of cardholder data. So far it's unclear if the attack relates to breaches of Oracle MICROS or other POS vendors.
The way the U.S. federal government funds information technology served as a major contributor to last year's breach of computers at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed 21.5 million records, says Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
Data centers are difficult to defend, and securing the perimeter is important but of little consequence if attackers get inside. But there are ways to lock down data centers, former White House strategist Nathaniel Gleicher explains in this interview.
In an interview, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says he sees a secure future for the network of networks he helped create four decades ago as the co-developer of TCP/IP, the protocol that facilitates internet communications.
Thai police say they have identified all of the suspects allegedly involved in recent "jackpotting" malware attacks against 21 ATMs, leading to the theft of 12 million baht ($350,000). The malware is a new strain called "Ripper," raising concerns for banks worldwide.
A report on an FBI warning to state election officials that their IT systems could be hacked leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, Australian officials mull bitcoin technology to secure elections.
To keep up with emerging threats, banks and other organizations in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region must develop much more mature incident response functions, says Mohammed Almozaiyn, who heads incident response for a leading Saudi bank.
Why is the Asia-Pacific region lagging far behind Europe and the United States in detecting data breaches? Rob van der Ende, vice president at FireEye's Mandiant, analyzes the results of the firm's new M-Trends Report 2016 for the Asia-Pacific Region and pinpoints breach detection shortcomings.
Many Asia-Pacific organizations are woefully unprepared to detect and respond to data breaches, according to Mandiant's M-Trends Report 2016. In fact, the report finds that the median amount of time it takes to discover an attack in the region is 520 days.
Two hotel chains - Millennium and Noble House - are warning that they've suffered point-of-sale malware infections that compromised customers' payment card data. Both say they were alerted to related card fraud by the U.S. Secret Service. Could the breaches be tied to the Oracle MICROS breach?