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.
A federal banking regulatory agency has issued a warning about a new phishing campaign that aims to con consumers into disclosing personal and financial details by feigning to be a request from the regulator.
When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong.
The Anunak/Carbanak gang continues to rob financial services firms and retailers, in part with ATM malware. A new report says the cybercrime gang has stolen up to $1 billion from banks in Russia, the U.S. and beyond.
The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Anthem believes that the breach that has exposed up to 80 million individuals' information possibly began after a handful of employees fell victim to a phishing attack. Other attackers appear to be using the breach as a lure for their own phishing campaigns.
A new report now claims the breach at JPMorgan Chase is linked to a server the bank's security team overlooked when upgrading to two-factor authentication controls. Why that oversight and a well-planned spear-phishing attack were all hackers needed.
In addition to 56 million payment cards being compromised in the Home Depot data breach, approximately 53 million e-mail addresses also were stolen, the retailer reported in an investigation update on Nov. 6.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
News reports of a suspected attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other banks, serve as an important reminder for financial institutions to ramp-up their security efforts, especially to guard against phishing attacks.
A new impersonation scheme is taking aim at business executives to perpetuate ACH and wire fraud, says Bank of the West's David Pollino, who explains steps institutions should take now to protect their customers.