More than half of 250 anti-virus applications available in Google's Play Store offer insufficient protection against malicious software, according to a new study by testing firm AV Comparatives. One clear takeaway for all Android anti-virus users: Select products carefully.
Facebook's data deals continue to be probed. A criminal investigation of Facebook by federal prosecutors in New York has resulted in records being subpoenaed "from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices," the New York Times reports.
A closely held type of point-of-sale malware, DMSniff, is spreading further while another, GlitchPOS, has also emerged. Despite a surfeit of stolen payment card details on the black market, efforts to steal more continue, highlighting the continuing challenges around card security.
Heading into the 2020 U.S. presidential election preseason, the FBI is squarely focused on defending against nation-state hacks or influence. Elvis Chan of the FBI talks about preparations for a cybersecure election.
Carbon Black and Optiv have released their 2019 Modern Bank Heists report, which unveils the latest cyber threats to global banking institutions. Report co-author Tom Kellermann discusses the findings and what they mean.
A variant of the long-running Ursnif banking Trojan is able to better evade security protection and has the ability to steal not only financial information but also email user accounts, the content of inboxes and digital wallets, researchers report.
Officials in Jackson County, Georgia, along with the FBI are investigating a ransomware attack that crippled IT systems over a two-week period and reportedly led local officials to pay a bitcoin ransom worth $400,000 to restore systems and infrastructure.
Citrix Systems is investigating a suspected hack attack, resulting in the theft of business documents, after being tipped off by the FBI. The breach alert follows Citrix recently disclosing that in late 2018, hackers breached some of its customers' accounts via credential-stuffing attacks.
Although organizations need to worry about phishing, malware and other inbound threats, they also must be aware that social media accounts pose an increasing risk - and they need to be monitored and locked down, says Otavio Freire of SafeGuard Cyber.