Free advice for breached businesses: Once you admit that you've suffered a data breach or that you're investigating a security incident, disseminate that message far and wide so no one can accuse you of trying to cover it up. That's the lesson from an incident at BlowOut Cards, a sports card trading site.
Warning: Drop everything and patch all the Windows things now. That's the alert being sounded by security researchers in the wake of attackers adopting Equation Group attack tools designed to exploit an SMB flaw and install DoublePulsar backdoor.
Australian companies are improving their cybersecurity, but fear the impact that incidents could have on their operations. The finding comes from the first-ever cybersecurity survey of Australia's largest companies.
The latest chapter in the nonstop WikiLeaks saga: As U.S. government officials continue to ramp up their anti-WikiLeaks rhetoric, President Donald Trump has reportedly directed federal prosecutors to examine ways in which members of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted.
Cybersecurity startup Tanium failed to anonymize network data for a California hospital that appeared in live product demonstrations and online videos. It's the second crisis in a week for Tanium, whose CEO has been accused of unsavory behavior and the questionable sacking of senior executives.
So-called "trust attacks" aren't waged for financial gain. They're waged to compromise data, data integrity and to expose sensitive information. Why Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan says trust attacks will be among our greatest IoT worries in 2017.
Intercontinental Hotels Group says that in addition to 12 hotels that it directly manages suffering a point-of-sale malware outbreak that began in 2016, 1,200 IHG-branded franchise hotel locations in the United States were also affected.
To shift from reactive to active defense mode, organizations need to get better at both threat-hunting and incident response. Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian discusses the tools and skills that are needed.
Ransomware is the largest underground cybercriminal business. And like any business, entrepreneurs continue to find new ways to innovate. A Russian hacker has cobbled together a low-end ransomware kit costing just $175, aimed at anyone who seeks a file-encrypting payday.
Luxury clothing retailer Neiman Marcus has disclosed that a December 2015 breach compromised more sensitive information than first thought. It also disclosed a fresh attack in January that exposed names, contact information, email addresses and purchase histories.
Businesses that fail to block former employees' server access or spot any other unauthorized access are asking for trouble. While the vast majority of ex-employees will behave scrupulously, why leave such matters to chance?
Bryce Austin, a former technology lead at Target during the retailer's massive November 2013 breach, says the role of the CISO needs to evolve, ensuring that cybersecurity is balanced with the overall needs of the company. He claims tying the CISO's performance to the company's revenue is the best way to do that.
New documents dumped online by the Shadow Brokers group have revealed apparent NSA programs designed to target SWIFT service bureaus in the Middle East as well as a slew of exploits designed to infect Windows systems, patched last month by Microsoft.
Good news for Microsoft Windows users: The Equation Group exploit tools dumped this month by Shadow Brokers don't work against currently supported versions of Windows, largely thanks to patches Microsoft released in March. But who tipped off Microsoft?