Organizations have more endpoints today than ever, and securing those endpoints is challenging, because it's rare that any one organization is responsible for all the endpoints that touch its network and servers, says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research and strategy at NSS Labs.
Score another one for social engineering: A phishing campaign used a bogus "Google Docs" app to trick people into surrendering full access to their Google accounts and contacts. Before Google squashed the campaign, up to 1 million of its users may have fallen victim.
Here are five cyber-related takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including his rationale on notifying Congress of his decision to reopen the probe of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and steps the bureau is taking to defend against the insider threat.
Travel industry software giant Sabre has alerted hotels that its software-as-a-service SynXis Central Reservations system - used by more than 36,000 properties - was breached and payment card data and customers' personal details may have been stolen.
To help ensure that data is properly protected, the Ministry of Electronics and information Technology has mandated that all cloud service providers that handle government data store it on servers in India and not in other countries.
IBM and Lenovo have issued a security alert, warning that they inadvertently shipped malware-infected USB flash drives to some customers who use their Storwize hardware. The malware, known as Reconyc, is designed to install additional attack code on infected endpoints.
Make sure your Amazon S3 buckets have no holes. A California vehicle financing company has learned the hard way after exposing up to 1 million records online related to auto loan holders, according to a researcher's report.
Chipmaker Intel has issued a security alert for a flaw that has existed in many of its non-consumer CPUs for a decade. The flaw could be remotely exploited by attackers, using Intel's own remote-management tools, to access devices, install malware and breach networks.
Interpol, working with countries and security vendors, says it has uncovered 270 websites - including some government portals - compromised by malware. In some instances, the websites contained personal data of citizens.
Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking London-based telecommunications giant TalkTalk in 2015. Police say one of the men boasted in social media account chats about wiping and encrypting his hard drives, as well as taking part in the hack attack.
The government of India is taking the data protection and privacy bull by the horns, gunning for comprehensive data protection legislation within the next 5 months. Experts offer an analysis of what the nation needs.
Adam Mudd has been sentenced to a two-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to developing and selling "Titanium Stresser," an on-demand DDoS attack tool tied to over 1.7 million attacks worldwide. Separately, Britain's high court ruled that Lauri Love can fight a U.S. extradition request.
Warning: A dumped Equation Group exploit is designed to bypass authentication on 386 types of Oracle databases. One concern is that the exploit might be used by attackers such as the Lazarus Group to refine their attempts to inject fraudulent money-moving messages into the SWIFT network.
More than15 years ago, the nation of Estonia rolled out a digital identity program for all citizens, allowing access to government services, banking, shopping - even voting. What lessons can global businesses learn from Estonia's example? Joseph Carson of Thycotic offers insight.
Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission imposed a fine on Tech Mahindra for failing to protect personal details of 2.78 million Singtel customers. The investigation found a lack of reasonable security practices and accountability.