Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.
Even though the U.K. is preparing to exit the EU, British businesses must prepare to comply with GDPR, the EU's new data privacy law. That's the message from the new U.K. information commissioner, who oversees enforcement of the country's privacy laws.
In a video interview, Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, explains enhanced standards designed to help ensure that POS vendors can stay ahead of new attacks aimed at defeating encryption.
A new kind of malware for Mac OS X has been linked to Fancy Bear, the Russian group suspected of hacking the DNC and the World Anti-Doping Agency. But the malware only poses a low risk to users, experts say.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.
Want to build a cybercrime empire predicated on selling stolen payment card data? Here's how carder forum Vendetta Network blends outsourcing, partnerships and best-of-breed tools to maximize profits while minimizing risk.
In the wake of this week's rollout by NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association, of same-day ACH payments in the U.S., fraud departments at originating and receiving banks should be bracing for the new risks posed by faster payments, says NACHA's Jane Larimer, who offers insights on steps to take.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a segment in which Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk explains that the massive Yahoo breach not only exposed the accounts of a half-billion customers, but also the weaknesses in the way enterprises employ hashed passwords.
As pressure to speed the development of applications intensifies, CISOs must be the "voice of reason," taking a leadership role in ensuring security issues are addressed early in app development process, says John Dickson, principal at Denim Group, a Texas-based security consultancy.
Asked to explain the compromise of 500 million of its users' accounts, Yahoo appears to be trying to blame Russia. Of course, that would be an easy face-saving exercise for a publicly traded firm currently negotiating its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon.
Security expert Sean Sullivan isn't surprised that the massive 2014 breach of Yahoo, which exposed at least 500 million account details, only recently came to light. Here's why, as well as what users must learn from this breach.
Given the rapid spread of malware and difficulties with detection, what actions should organizations take? In this interview, Chris Novak of Verizon and Stephen Orfei of the PCI Security Standards Council offer insights.