Equifax ex-CEO Richard Smith asserts that a single employee's failure to heed a security alert led to the company failing to install a patch on a critical system, which was subsequently exploited by hackers. But his claim calls into question whether poor patch practices and management failures were the norm.
Attackers are increasingly hacking into banks' networks to gain access to the IT infrastructure connected to their ATMs, security experts warn. Attackers push malware onto ATMs that's designed to allow money mules to "jackpot" or "cash out" the machines, then delete itself.
If the Equifax breach turns out like every other massive data breach we've seen for more than a decade, after a big brouhaha - from Congress, state attorneys general, consumer rights groups and class-action lawsuits - nothing will change, because that would require Congress to give Americans more privacy rights.
Police in Europe have dismantled a cross-border gang devoted to perpetrating payment card fraud that they say used card skimmers, micro cameras and other devices to harvest payment card data from at least 3,000 victims.
Police in Europe have arrested 17 suspects as part of an EU-wide investigation into ATM black box attacks, Europol says. These "jackpotting" or "cash-out" attacks use rogue hardware to trick ATMs into dispensing all of their cash on demand.
President Donald Trump last week failed to meet a self-imposed, 90-day deadline to issue a report on "hacking defenses." But let's not nit-pick. After all, cybersecurity is complex - something the president is likely discovering along with healthcare and tax reform.
Leading the latest version of the ISMG Security Report: A tale of how a dedicated manager spent her weekends monitoring video of ATMs led to the capture of a criminal skimmer. Also, the growing sophistication of cybercriminals.
Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.
A discussion on how the understanding of epidemiology, immunology and genetic research processes can help developers create methods to secure information systems leads the latest episode of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: insights on strengthening ATM defenses.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report debunks recent reports suggesting that Austrian hotel guests were locked into - and out of - their rooms by ransomware. Also, would a cybersecurity executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump advance the nation's existing efforts?
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
Three Eastern European men have been sentenced to five years in prison for their roles in helping a criminal gang steal $2.7 million from First Commercial Bank ATMs in Taiwan. Europol says two others involved in the thefts have been arrested in cooperation with Belarus and Romanian authorities.