Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The indictment of two Chinese men for a 2014 cyberattack on health insurer Anthem that compromised information on nearly 80 million individuals contains extensive details about the incident that security professionals can use to help with their breach prevention strategies.
A growing area of concern for security researchers is a new crop of business email compromise schemes originating from Nigeria, with scammers upping their game by using new malware. The biggest of the crime gangs is SilverTerrier, according to Palo Alto Network's Unit 42.
Nine men have been charged in connection with an alleged SIM card swapping scheme that led to the theft of $2.4 million in cryptocurrency, the U.S. Justice Department says. The scheme allegedly involved the bribing of employees of Verizon and AT&T.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a joint warning about new malware called "Electricfish." Investigators suspect it was developed by the advanced persistent threat group Hidden Cobra, which has been linked to North Korea.
Two Chinese men have been indicted on charges related to the breach of health insurer Anthem, which saw the personal information of 78.8 million individuals stolen, as well as attacks against three other large U.S. companies.
In a surprise turn of events, Symantec's CEO, Greg Clark, resigned on Thursday, the same day that the company reported that it had missed earnings estimates. The value of the anti-virus company's stock dropped almost 13 percent on Friday.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the FBI takedown of DeepDotWeb, a dark net portal. Also featured are discussions on healthcare app security and the repercussions of poor coding security.
The way many organizations have handled digital onboarding is fraught with risk - including fraud. But Husayn Kassai, CEO of Onfido, envisions a new future that includes a healthy amount of friction and greater security.
The "Fxmsp" hacker collective has been advertising source code that it claims to have stolen from three top U.S. anti-virus software development firms, as well as remote access to the companies' neworks, warns fraud-prevention firm Advanced Intelligence.
Accounting software giant Wolters Kluwer is continuing to attempt to recover from a malware attack that has disrupted access to its cloud-based tax and accountancy software, which the company says is used by most major U.S. accounting firms and global banks. Some users say they've been left unable to do their jobs.
Typically, organizations see automated or manual attacks - one type or the other. But increasingly cyberattackers are striking with blended attacks, and the growth and impact of these strikes is concerning. Dan Schiappa of Sophos discusses how to improve detection and defense.
Hackers stole 7,000 bitcoins, valued at about $41 million, from Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, the company confirmed Wednesday. The incident is the latest in a string of thefts from cryptocurrency exchanges around the world.
The DeepDotWeb portal, which provided a guide to darknet marketplaces, has been shut down and its alleged administrators arrested. Police say the suspected lead administrator, an Israeli based in Brazil who has been arrested at a Paris airport, amassed bitcoins for referral fees worth millions of dollars.