The Trump administration has launched a public awareness campaign, spearheaded by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, urging the U.S. private sector to better defend itself against nation-state hackers and others who may be trying to steal their sensitive data or wage supply chain attacks.
Marriott International's digital forensic investigation now counts not 500 million but an "upper limit" of 383 million customers affected by the four-year mega-breach of its Starwood reservations system. The hotel giant now says the breach also exposed more than 5 million unencrypted passport numbers.
Hundreds of members of the German parliament, Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as numerous local celebrities have had their personal details and communications stolen and leaked online as part of what authorities are calling an attack on the country's democracy and institutions.
The notorious hacker gang The Dark Overlord continues its blackmail efforts, turning its hand to 9/11 conspiracy theories to try to sell stolen insurance documents. The group's latest media blitz attempts to pressure victims that it has so far failed to extort.
Although machine learning and artificial intelligence help in an incident response plan, companies must avoid excessive dependence on them, says Venkata Satish Guttula, director of security at Rediff.com.
Personal information for 1,000 North Korean defectors, including their names and addresses, has been stolen via a malware attack, officials in South Korea warn. They've traced the leak to a malware infection at a refugee resettlement center, and say police continue to investigate.
Mark Karpeles, the former head of hacked Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has continued to maintain his innocence during the closing arguments in an embezzlement trial against him, Japanese local media report. Prosecutors are seeking a 10-year prison sentence for the French national.
In the wake of Equifax and other major breaches, sophisticated fraudsters are finding success as never before. Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses how identity impersonation is manifesting.
Digital steganography is the practice of hiding information in plain sight, especially inside other data or images. And a new toolset, which debuted earlier this month at the Black Hat Europe conference, suggests steganography is going to get much more difficult to spot.
President Donald Trump is reportedly continuing to weigh an executive order that would ban all U.S. organizations from using telecommunications hardware built by China's Huawei and ZTE. Australia and New Zealand have blocked the firms from their 5G rollouts, while other nations weigh similar moves.
What not to do after a breach? Share your incident response plan with your attorney and say, "Don't pay too much attention to it; we don't follow it." Randy Sabett of Cooley LLP discusses this and other lessons learned from breach investigations.
In an increasingly complex world of interconnected information systems and devices, more must be done to protect critical infrastructure, says Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.