The destructive code that was used to infect and erase hard drives at Sony Pictures Entertainment - and which apparently was the subject of a recent FBI "flash alert" - has been identified as "wiper" malware known both as Destover and Wipall.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
Following a "Flash Alert" from the FBI, organizations must mitigate the risk posed by dangerous "wiper" malware attacks designed to erase hard drives. Malware expert Roel Schouwenberg offers strategic advice.
In the wake of the FBI issuing a warning that a U.S. business, reportedly Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been attacked using a dangerous form of "wiper" malware, security experts weigh in on the news and offer mitigation advice.
A new report from FireEye about the emergence of cyber-attacks aimed at the accounts of executives at publicly traded corporations for the purpose of "obtaining an edge" in stock trades has raised some questions among financial fraud experts.
A confidential FBI "flash" alert is warning of "wiper" malware attacks - that delete hard drive content - against U.S. businesses. Security experts say the alert is tied to the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which may be linked to North Korea.
Retailers say tokenization and encryption are critical to ensuring payment card data security. Aite's Natalie Reinelt describes how merchants will use layers of security to protect data at the point of capture.
A massive international operation has resulted in the arrest of 118 people suspected of using stolen card data to buy airline tickets, or using fake tickets, thanks to big data capabilities for combating crime.
London's Metropolitan Police force has announced sweeping changes to its plans for fighting online crime and fraud. Security experts say the changes reflect how the vast majority of all crime today has a cybercrime component.
While security experts are predicting a significant uptick in point-of-sale attacks, as usual, during the holiday shopping season, they say retailers are better prepared to fight fraud because they've beefed up security.
Anti-virus firms Symantec, F-Secure, and Kaspersky Lab have been criticized for not issuing public alerts more quickly about powerful Regin espionage malware that has capabilities that reportedly rival Stuxnet and Flame.
Less than 48 hours after warnings first surfaced about espionage malware called "Regin," debate rages over who's been running the related attack campaigns, for what purpose, and if anti-virus vendors should have sounded warnings more quickly.
Cybercriminals are perfecting the automated systems they use to verify stolen debit and credit card data by exploiting charitable websites. Learn why these sites are so-called soft targets for hackers.
Stealth espionage malware known as 'Regin' or 'Regis' has been targeting government agencies, businesses and research institutes, with Russia and Saudi Arabia as prime targets, researchers say. But it's unclear what nation is behind the attacks.
Citadel financial malware has been upgraded to steal master passwords for software designed to securely store lists of usernames and passwords, according to IBM's Trusteer unit. Security experts offer insights on how to respond to the threat.