British teenager Kane Gamble has been sentenced to serve two years in a youth detention center after he admitted to targeting U.S. officials - including hacking former CIA Director John Brennan's personal AOL email account - as well as dumping personal details for 20,000 FBI employees.
It's not just that threat actors are multiplying - it's that they have evolved to unleash a fifth generation of cyberattacks, says Peter Alexander of Check Point Software Technologies. And most enterprises are ill prepared to detect or respond to these attacks.
Thirty-four companies have signed on to the Microsoft-led Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which is aimed at protecting civilians from cybercriminal and state-sponsored attacks. The agreement crucially includes a pledge not to help governments with cyberattacks
Stung by signs of Russian influencing of the 2016 presidential election, the FBI is working with social media companies to bolster cybersecurity in advance of the 2018 mid-term election. Elvis Chan of the FBI describes these efforts.
Rob Rendell spent more than a decade in financial services. Now he has joined IBM Trusteer to help financial institutions fight fraud. How will his experience help his customers get their arms around the total cost of fraud?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen warns that the U.S. will more aggressively move to punish those who conduct cyberattacks. Plus, the department plans to soon unveil a new cybersecurity strategy. Complacency, she says, "is being replaced by consequences."
Fraudsters are now gingerly testing the waters in central and Western Europe with attacks that drain cash machines of their funds, according to a trade group that studies criminal activity around ATMs. Jackpotting in the region rose 231 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.
At the opening of the RSA Conference in San Francisco, executives from RSA, Microsoft and McAfee offered an update on the state of cybersecurity, focusing on WannaCry. They called for the industry to work more closely together to protect not just individuals but also society.
While U.S. agencies and enterprises increasingly understand the nation-state cyber threat, they are woefully unprepared to respond to a sustained attack, says former State Department adviser Morgan Wright. What are we overlooking?
Social engineering attacks, including ransomware, business email compromise and phishing, are a problem that can never be solved, but rather only managed via a continued focus on security awareness training, says Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4.
The U.S. and U.K. warned Monday that Russian hackers have compromised critical internet infrastructure with the aim of spying, extracting intellectual property and gaining footholds for future cyberattacks.
Security researchers are claiming at least a temporary victory over an enormously productive malware distribution scheme that shuffled as many as 2 million users a day from legitimate websites to malware.
Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report shows that half of data breaches in 2017 worldwide were orchestrated by organized cybercriminal groups, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar, who offers an in-depth analysis of the findings.