New Zealand's stock exchange, NZX, recently fell under a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that was part of an extortion attempt. Security specialist Daniel Ayers breaks down what went wrong and how other organizations can avoid similar issues.
A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of news media reports warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing. But on closer examination, the alleged "social media warfare database" looks like public information largely scraped from social media sites.
A bipartisan bill looks to take some initial steps toward creating nationwide digital identity standards that can address a range of security issues, including theft and fraud stemming from data breaches. The legislation is backed by the Better Identity Coalition.
The number of individuals affected by the May ransomware attack on cloud-based software vendor Blackbaud continues to soar. And breach reports tied to the incident now total over 170, according to one estimate.
A Russian national who is allegedly part of an ongoing disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming U.S. election faces a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Consumers hate passwords, criminals love them. And while the journey to passwordless authentication takes time, there are lessons to be learned from major global organizations who have started down the path. Dr. Rolf Lindemann of Nok Nok Labs shares insights.
The security firm Positive Technologies discovered six vulnerabilities in Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS, the software that runs the company's next-generation firewalls. The firewall developer has issued patches.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, continues to investigate a massive data breach that it first detected in April, but it has warned that notification of all victims - who may already be at risk of identity theft - may not conclude until the end of the year.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
Recent hacking incidents, including one targeting Twitter, are raising awareness of the importance of privileged access management, says David Boda, group head of information security for Camelot Group, operator of the U.K. National Lottery. He describes PAM best practices.
A recently uncovered malicious email campaign is delivering to businesses multiple types of malware, including a Trojan designed to steal banking credentials and other financial information, according to a research report from Cisco Talos.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discusssion with Equifax CISO, Jamil Farshchi, on the lessons learned from the credit reporting firm's massive data breach three years ago. Also featured: Australians' driver's licenses leaked; privileged access management tips.