Dorkbot - one of the world's most prevalent crimeware toolkits - has been disrupted by an international law enforcement and security research firm effort. But similar previous disruptions have failed to eradicate the malware.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Three Greek banks are the latest DDoS shakedown targets of online attackers, who demanded a payment of 20,000 bitcoins ($7.2 million) to cease their attempted banking site disruptions. Security experts say such attacks are on the rise.
Malware: How does it work, who built it and what - or who - is it designed to target? Answering these types of questions is a job for Marion Marschalek of Cyphort, who reverse-engineers malicious code for a living.
As the U.S. moves toward faster payments, it must include new payments providers, such as Apple Pay and Square, as well as banks in all efforts to ensure security, says David Lott of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
While cyberattacks will continue to menace healthcare and other business sectors next year, organizations can't afford to overlook addressing risks tied to insiders, who are responsible for most data breaches, says Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution.
Business email compromise attacks are becoming more sophisticated and pervasive, and smaller businesses in English-speaking countries are proving to be the most common targets, says PhishLabs' Joseph Opacki, who calls on banks to show customers examples of the schemes.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
TalkTalk's confusion in the wake of its recent data breach, as well as mangling of technical details and failure to encrypt customer data, demonstrate the importance of having an incident-response plan ready in advance of any breach, experts say.
Reversing recent claims that it was unaware of any data breaches, hotel chain Hilton Worldwide now says it suffered a POS malware infection that affected an unspecified number of hotels, customers and payment cards in 2014 and 2015.
Attorneys general in nine states say card issuers should move to chip-and-PIN, rather than chip-and-signature, as they roll out EMV. But are other issues, such as wider use of encryption and tokenization, more worthy of attention?
The surge in data breaches has left millions of consumer records compromised. As a result, fraudsters have all they need to open bogus accounts, which cost banks huge losses linked to what Greg Shelton of LexisNexis Risk Solutions calls "sleeper fraud."
Too many security awareness and education programs fail because they're boring, says Lance Spitzner, research and community director for the SANS Institute's "Securing the Human" program. Read his suggested fixes.
As the unfolding investigation into the Paris attacks shows, just sharing threat-related data - without adding the crucial context that turns it into actionable intelligence - won't help organizations block attacks.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has confirmed a point-of-sale breach, but card issuers say they don't believe the Starwood breach is isolated, and that fraud patterns indicate that another, perhaps larger breach, is impacting cards across the country.