Researchers are alarmed about the increasing sophistication of crimeware-as-a-service, an underground business model that pushes adaptable malware from a botnet. How can banking institutions defend their accounts?
Hackers issued a "terror" threat against movie theaters that show the forthcoming Sony comedy "The Interview," but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sees "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot."
A breach notification letter sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment to its employees offers a conclusive look at the amount of personal information, including healthcare data, taken by hackers following a Nov. 24 "wiper" malware attack.
This past year saw the revelation of three massive security bugs that existed for lengthy periods of time before they were discovered. This infographic details those exploits and just how long they went unnoticed.
Three weeks after attackers launched a wiper malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and began leaking stolen data, Sony has threatened legal action against media outlets that publish related information.
Users' fear of data loss on personal devices must be balanced with an organization's need to protect sensitive information, says ZixCorp's Nigel Johnson. He explains the evolution of mobile device management.
A report claiming that Las Vegas Sands Corp. was hit with a "wiper" malware attack back in February, similar to one that recently affected Sony Pictures Entertainment, illustrates why more organizations need to mitigate the risks of such an attack.
Information security experts are questioning the accuracy of a news report that claims Sony Pictures Entertainment is attempting DDoS attacks to disrupt sites that are providing copies of stolen Sony data.
The so-called Red October APT gang may have emerged from hiding. Two research firms report finding advanced attacks that target firms across the financial, oil and engineering sectors, as well as government embassies, primarily in Eastern Europe.
Security experts see the FIDO Alliance's release of two universal authentication specifications as a positive move in the effort to eliminate passwords. But the standards' impact will be minimal unless they're widely adopted.
A recent blog post by Managing Editor Mathew J. Schwartz, "Why Are We So Stupid About Passwords?" raised a number of issues about the ongoing risks involved in using passwords for authentication. Read the strong reaction to the commentary and join the conversation.