MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
Cybercriminals are sneaking banking Trojans onto systems via the legitimate remote-access tool Ammyy Admin, researchers at Kaspersky Lab warn. The attacks are a reminder to watch for legitimate applications that may have been Trojanized.
The Asian security landscape continues to change dramatically, and ransomware and cyber extortion are among the emerging trends increasing in frequency and volume. Kaspersky Lab's Vitaly Kamluk shares insights and advice.
Mobile health applications, wearable fitness trackers and even social media sites are creating new privacy risks for health information because the data collected, shared and used falls outside the regulatory scope of HIPAA, says Lucia Savage of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
At the Black Hat event in Las Vegas later this month, researchers plan to reveal vulnerabilities in hooking engines, a critical component of security software and other applications, including Microsoft Office.
Examining the human factor in the age of cyber conflict and the new healthcare challenge concerning ransomware highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, hackers target the Republican convention.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to encourage agencies to use secure cloud computing services as an alternative to continued reliance on legacy systems, which some government officials and IT security practitioners say puts data at risk.
Some healthcare entities may be more likely than organizations in other sectors to pay extortionists to unlock data that's been encrypted in ransomware attacks because patients' lives are potentially at risk if data is unavailable, says security expert Kate Borten, who discusses risk management issues.
An analysis of the record of the U.K.'s new prime minister, Theresa May, on cybersecurity and online privacy and a report on efforts to create an antidote to ransomware highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
A recent interview about Hillary Clinton's email server controversy drew numerous comments, with respondents divided over whether users will devise ways to circumvent systems safeguards to do their jobs more effectively. Join the conversation.
There's often a dangerous trade-off made between convenience and security. That's illustrated no better than by a recent issue patched by Microsoft. It's an attack so devilishly smooth that it's a wonder hackers had not figured it out before.
While many banks and merchants in Britain, France and Germany have long complied with the PCI Data Security Standard, deregulation has led organizations in other European countries to start taking PCI compliance more seriously and use it for competitive advantage.
The Chinese government likely was responsible for the hacking of computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2010, 2011 and 2013, according to a new congressional report. Also, a new audit from the FDIC inspector general criticizes the agency for continued lax information security practices.
How low will ransomware go? New malware - dubbed Ranscam - demands bitcoins to unlock files, but in reality they've already been deleted, researchers warn. As always when it comes to defending against ransomware, preparation pays.
The Obama administration has unveiled a federal cybersecurity workforce strategy that calls for identifying, recruiting, developing, retaining and expanding "the best, brightest and most diverse cybersecurity talent" for federal service. But are those goals realistic?