Malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a $14 million click fraud scheme that the FBI dubbed Operation Ghost Click. The scheme, which also involved money laundering, affected 4 million victims in 100 countries.
Although they apparently weren't caused by cyber-attacks, the impacts of computer failures at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal have much in common with the aftermath of breaches.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
Warning: All versions of Flash Player are vulnerable to a zero-day, weaponized exploit that became public when Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was hacked, and 400 GB of corporate data leaked. Adobe has released an update to patch the flaw.
MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?
An unconfirmed post-breach report for bitcoin exchange Bitstamp shows the organization was targeted by a sustained attack that combined phishing via email and Skype with macro malware to successfully steal almost 19,000 bitcoins, worth $5 million.
Trump Hotel Properties confirms it is investigating reports of card fraud tied to multiple hotels. Numerous hotels, restaurants and retailers continue to report breaches, stemming from POS malware infections.
Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.
Since 2010, incidents of medical ID theft have nearly doubled, according to research from the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. MIFA's Ann Patterson tells how healthcare security leaders can reverse this trend.
European authorities say they have disrupted a Ukraine-based cybercrime gang tied to $2.2 million in fraud in Europe, the United States and beyond, perpetrated via banking Trojans, botnets and hacking-for-hire services.
Those advocating the use of the ".bank" top-level domain argue that it offers better security than ".com." In part one of a two-part interview, Craig Schwartz of fTLD Registry Services and Doug Johnson of the ABA explain the security provisions.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."