A scareware campaign has been locking iOS devices with faux ransomware, demanding a payoff via virtual iTunes gift cards, security researchers warn. A fix for the exploited iOS flaw is included in a massive batch of product patches and updates released by Apple.
An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's call for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a preview of ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.
Like many other inventions now common in modern life, distributed cybercrime may seem trivial today. But this concept emerged little more than a decade ago and has already dominated the threat landscape.
Microsoft's docs.com service has been an open window to viewing people's personal data. The company appears to have taken some steps to contain the exposure, but those watching closely say sensitive data can still be found via search engines.
Following last week's Westminster attack in London, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd is demanding that police and intelligence agencies be given on-demand access to end-to-end encrypted communications services such as WhatsApp.
WikiLeaks has released a second batch of CIA attack tools, dubbed Dark Matter, which includes malware designed to exploit Mac OS X and iOS devices. But Apple contends the attacks target vulnerabilities in its software that have long been patched, so users are not at risk.
With the rapid changes in the threat landscape and the risks introduced by DevOps, the cloud and other new elements, organizations need to have a continuous vulnerability assessment program as a security baseline, says Richard Bussiere of Tenable Network Security.
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly preparing to charge multiple "Chinese middlemen" with helping to orchestrate the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist on behalf of North Korea. Security experts have long been reporting that the attack code and tactics appear to trace to North Korea.
Under HIPAA, the theft or loss of encrypted computing or storage devices is not considered a reportable data breach. But a recent incident at a Kentucky-based healthcare organization demonstrates that making a determination on whether an incident is a reportable breach isn't always clear-cut.
Password manager LastPass has deployed a server-side fix to repair a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to steal a victim's passwords. It's the latest finding from Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero, who's since reported another flaw in LastPass.
RBI has mandated that all banks migrate to Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for electronic payment transactions by June 30. But some information security experts question whether the the technology can handle the potential volume of transactions.
A man who allegedly used a smartphone with a Tor proxy and VPN client to hide his online activities has been arrested and charged with narcotics distribution after U.S. Postal Service employees spotted him mailing large numbers of envelopes while wearing latex gloves.
One of the world's biggest botnets, Necurs, is back. But instead of flinging banking Trojans and ransomware, this time it's spouting spam aimed at influencing the price of cheap stocks, say security researchers from Cisco's Talos group.