A report exploring how some organizations have been stockpiling bitcoins to use to pay off attackers if, or when, they become victimized by ransomware attacks leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Cisco has begun releasing updates for all ASA devices to patch them against a buffer overflow vulnerability that was targeted by leaked Equation Group attack tools. Attackers can exploit the flaw to gain remote control of ASA devices.
Australia's postal service is researching the use of the public cryptographic ledger known as blockchain for e-voting applications, but experts cast doubt on whether the approach would help resolve the many worries around internet voting.
Ransomware gangs increasingly target organizations - including hospitals and banks - that might be able to recover from such attacks, but not in a timely manner, says Verizon's Mark Rasch. Learn how well-honed incident response plans can help.
Too often when organizations get shaken down by online criminals, they panic, and in the process make the predicament they're facing even worse, warns digital forensic investigator Ondrej Krehel in this video interview.
A Reuters report claiming executives at SWIFT for years neglected the security of its messaging system has stirred debate among security and anti-fraud experts. Who should take the lead role for security of bank-to-bank transactions - SWIFT or its member banks?
Agari's John Wilson doesn't just fight email fraud schemes - he also is the occasional target. What have the fraudsters inadvertently taught him about their latest tactics? And how can these lessons help organizations to improve their defenses? Find out in this video interview.
Retailer Eddie Bauer is warning customers that their payment card data may have been compromised by point-of-sale malware during a six-month attack. The warning follows HEI Hotels & Resorts disclosing a 15-month malware attack affecting 20 locations.
Organizations are increasingly centralizing their fraud programs. Why? To reap the benefits of having a unified fraud management team and a single strategy to detect and prevent fraud, says Genevieve Gimbert, a principal in PwC's financial crimes unit, in this video interview.
Hear ISMG editors untangle the various elements in the Shadow Brokers-Equation Group saga, evaluate a new anti-ransomware tool and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council in this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Cybercriminals wielding Locky crypto-locking ransomware are ramping up their assaults, especially in the healthcare sector, according to FireEye. Attackers are distributing less banking malware and more ransomware, researchers say.
The Equation Group leak revealed a zero-day flaw in Cisco's firewall software - a patch is being prepped - as well as a vulnerability in Fortinet's software that's since been patched. Has the U.S. government long known about the flaws?
SWIFT screwed up. That's the takeaway from a new report into the Brussels-based cooperative, which alleges that the organization overlooked serious concerns relating to smaller banks' security and the risks they posed to the health of its entire network.