Akamai warns of a rash of less sophisticated attempts to extort companies by threatening to strike with distributed denial-of-service attacks, which can be expensive for organizations to defend against.
Many organizations still fail to practice smart web security, warns penetration testing expert Ilia Kolochenko, who notes that 23 percent of all websites still use SSL version 3, despite it leaving them at risk from POODLE and BEAST attacks.
TeamViewer is strengthening the security of its remote access application after an uptick in account takeovers that the company says is the result of hackers reusing account credentials from recent data breaches.
Europe's biggest annual information security conference returns to London this week. Here's my pick of the top Infosec Europe sessions, with topics ranging from cybercrime and incident response to EU regulations and the Internet of Things.
A suspected breach of credit card and personal data from a train ticket booking system has turned out to be simply an irregularity in a database, says the transport agency for the Australia state of News South Wales.
Asking how many different technologies consumers will tolerate when it comes to paying for their goods and services is a bit like asking how many more superheroes moviegoers will countenance in the latest "Avengers" film.
Is SWIFT now playing good cop/bad cop? While it initially promised to not police the financial services industry, it's now considering training auditors and suspending banks found to have poor information security practices.
A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit filed by card issuers against Home Depot over the retailer's massive 2014 payments breach to proceed. In making the ruling, the judge noted that the banks' allegations regarding the retailer's security negligence appear to have merit.
Australia has pledged to spend AU$230 million over the next four years to bolster the country's cybersecurity stance. But two academics argue Australia isn't spending enough compared to the U.S. and U.K. and remains dangerously underprepared.
MySpace has confirmed it is resetting millions of accounts affected by the release of 360 million usernames, email addresses and passwords. According to one expert, more of these types of big breach announcements may be coming.
A breach of an online service used by travelers to book train tickets in the Australian state of New South Wales appears to be more serious than first reported, with authorities advising customers to keep an eye on their accounts.
A Bangladesh probe says that an insider may have assisted attackers in perpetrating the $81 million cyber heist against Bangladesh Bank. SWIFT has unveiled new security measures to help other banks, but security experts say more will be needed.
Don't blame a lack of information security standards, security products or cybersecurity competence for the failure of breach defenses. In many cases, the culprit is design and implementation flaws in IT products, Robert Bigman, former CIO at the CIA, contends.