The U.S. Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for attempting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reveals new details about attackers' tactics - and failures - including using cryptocurrencies in an attempt to hide their tracks.
The hacking of an email account of a medical clinic employee during travels overseas demonstrates the risks posed to data when workers travel. Security experts offer insights on mitigating those risks.
Timehop, the social media app that resurfaces older social media posts for entertainment, says its ongoing investigation has revealed that an attacker may have compromised more personal information than it previously suspected over the course of a breach that lasted at least seven months.
Known losses due to business email compromise have exceeded $12.5 billion worldwide, the FBI's Internet Complaint Center reports, adding that fraudsters are increasingly targeting the U.S. real estate sector with such scams.
Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been indicted, as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, for allegedly conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, including by hacking the Democratic National Committee.
An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
An ongoing security operations center challenge is trying to get the right data to the right person at the right time. The problem is compounded by there being "too much data and not finding the right people to deal with the data," says Mischa Peters of IntSights. What can help?
Getting employees involved in data security requires explaining the benefits, such as avoiding service interruptions, says Paul Bowen of Arbor Networks, who offers insights on making security part of the daily routine.
To stop fraudsters, iovation's John Marsden wants organizations not just to ask customers to verify their personal details. He also wants organizations to take a good, hard look at the devices that alleged customers are using.
To better counter threats carried by content - email, attachments, files - Deep Secure's Simon Wiseman says organizations should investigate content threat removal, which involves extracting required data from content and discarding the rest.
Magecart, the criminal group behind the recent data breach at certain Ticketmaster websites, may have also hit the company's sites in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Hungary, according to RiskIQ, which says the group's digital payment card skimmers may also affect as many as 800 other e-commerce sites.
Attackers have stolen $23.5 million in cryptocurrency from Bancor, which is developing a decentralized exchange. The cause of the hack may have been a failure by Bancor to protect authentication keys that allowed for changes in its token smart contracts.