A new report from researchers at RSA describes how cybercriminals are using social media, including Facebook, to not only network about their attacks, but also sell card data and other compromised consumer information. Daniel Cohen of RSA FraudAction describes the report in this video interview.
To minimize the risk of business email compromise schemes and similar types of fraud, senior executives at businesses should avoid posting information about their activities on social media and other accessible forums, says security expert Chuck Easttom.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.
Twitter has issued its first-ever alerts to some users that they may have been "targeted by state-sponsored actors." Some cryptographers, software developers and security experts say they have received the alerts.
RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan, which wrapped up last week, was a successful reflection of this region's hottest security topics. Here are some of my own observations, as well as feedback from the attendees.
The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.
Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial Section 66A of India's Information Technology Act, saying it violated the right to free speech as guaranteed by India's constitution.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama to criticize technology companies that offer encrypted communications that cannot be cracked by law enforcement or intelligence agencies.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.