Islamic State sympathizers are exploiting a vulnerability in a WorldPress Content Management System plug-in to deface the websites of news outlets, businesses, religious groups and governments in the U.S. and abroad, the FBI says.
The upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco will feature sessions ripped from the headlines, reflecting the challenges security professionals face in safeguarding their organizations' systems and information.
AT&T, in a settlement with the FCC, agrees to pay a $25 million fine because call center employees in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines accessed private information from some 278,000 customer accounts without authorization.
The DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet is the map that both the good guys and bad guys need. Dr. Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, discusses DNS' impact on the security landscape.
New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
As financial institutions update their defenses in light of new types attacks - from scams to network-penetrating cyber-attacks - they need to ensure they factor in all of the ways that their systems and employees might be targeted or manipulated.
Declaring a national emergency over hack attacks, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the government to impose sanctions on hackers. But information security experts voice questions - and concerns.
Some legal and security experts are questioning the potential effectiveness of President Obama's new executive order that allows the U.S. government to block or seize the assets of individuals suspected of launching significant cyber-attacks
As more mega-breaches occur, cyber-insurers will more closely assess the security risks of potential clients, leading more organizations to improve their information security programs, attorney John Yanchunis predicts.
Psychologically speaking, nothing beats the power of a well-timed deadline. And love it or hate it, Google's 90-day "Project Zero" deadline for fixing flaws - before they get publicly disclosed - has rewritten bug-patching rules.