Hackers posing as women on Skype tricked Syrian opposition fighters into infecting their systems with malware, which furnished the hackers with "valuable insight into military operations," according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye.
Even a few weeks after the RBI announced its plan to consider removal of the two-factor authentication requirement for small-value transactions, security critics continue to react strongly against the notion.
Starting in April, Singapore plans to have a dedicated and centralized cybersecurity agency. But experts question whether the agency can take a holistic approach and effectively coordinate with industry.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM announces Identity Mixer, a cloud-based encryption technology designed to protect personal data online, while Proofpoint releases its Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0.
Facebook dismisses reports that a brief Jan. 26 outage was triggered by either U.S. blizzard conditions or the hacking group Lizard Squad. The social network blames the hour-long outage on an internal, technical problem.
The Malaysia Airlines website was the victim of an apparent DNS settings attack on Jan. 26, for which the hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit. The hacking group began leaking some travelers' itineraries.
Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority has spelled out a three-pronged approach to implement its National Cyber Security Master Plan 2018. But are the objectives realistic? Information security experts weigh in with candid reactions.
The Regin espionage and surveillance malware offers attackers advanced capabilities, but a new analysis of two recovered modules finds the components are basic and unveils potential clues to the identity of its creator.
As a result of President Obama's "Buy Secure" initiative, the federal government this month is kicking off its chip-and-PIN rollout. Fraud experts now debate what impact the move will have on banks' EMV chip-card strategies.
If 2014 was a harbinger of things to come, 2015 will be a banner year for IT security employment. Government statistics show that employment in one segment of the IT security workforce - information security analysts - soared by 42 percent in 2014.