The FFIEC has issued an alert calling on financial institutions to take specific risk mitigation steps in light of an increase in the frequency and severity of cyberattacks involving extortion. Fraud experts applaud the move while offering additional recommendations.
The quantity and duration of distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to increase. The latest attacks are being launched via MySQL servers infected with Chikdos malware, as well as compromised Internet-connected CCTV systems, researchers say.
U.S. convenience stores and gas stations should be braced for a new uptick in pay-at-the-pump skimming attacks. A recent rash of attacks in Post Falls, Idaho, illustrates exactly why this form of fraud is becoming such a costly concern.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the hack attack against telecommunications provider TalkTalk. Separately, Vodafone UK also issued an alert of a breach, which it traced to reused passwords.
While sophisticated cyberattacks and high-profile mega-breaches get most of the attention, European fraud experts say less sophisticated attacks are far more common and pose a greater fraud risk. At ISMG's Fraud Summit in London, they called for global collaboration to fight fraud.
British police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the suspected hack of TalkTalk. Security experts say that if a teenager was responsible, it's going to be difficult for the communications firm to prove that it takes customers' data security seriously.
Cyberattacks are challenging our current methods of defense, says Lance James, a global cyber intelligence adviser at the consultancy Unit 221b. In a video interview, he discusses the changes in tools and skills that must be made to fend off fast-moving adversaries.
A third data breach affecting TalkTalk has prompted sharp questions from U.K. public officials about whether stronger breach notification laws and breach-related penalties might help prevent more such incidents from occurring.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
HP has agreed to sell its intrusion detection and prevention software unit TippingPoint to security vendor Trend Micro for $300 million. But analysts say Trend Micro faces stiff breach detection and incident response competition.