The figure sounds alarming, 60 percent of small companies went belly up within six months of a breach. And that stat was repeated several times by lawmakers as a House panel debated - and approved - a bill aimed at helping small businesses battle hackers. But is that number true?
Make sure your Amazon S3 buckets have no holes. A California vehicle financing company has learned the hard way after exposing up to 1 million records online related to auto loan holders, according to a researcher's report.
An analysis on why small businesses are increasingly being targeted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, potential medical device hacks pose risk to patients, and payment fraud evolves as the threat landscape intensifies.
So far this year, we've seen heightened tensions between the U.S. and adversaries in Russia, North Korea and Iran. How do these tensions manifest on the cyber stage? Tom Kellermann of Strategic Cyber Ventures talks about the cyberwar risks brewing below the surface.
In an in-depth interview, Verizon's Ashish Thapar analyzes the results of the company's latest Data Breach Investigations Report, noting, for example, the spread of cyberespionage in several sectors worldwide. He also shares insights on effective mitigation strategies.
The ISMG Security Report leads with an analysis of how tactics used by Kremlin-tied actors to target political groups in France, Germany and the U.S. to influence foreign elections could be employed to damage the reputation of businesses.
Interpol, working with countries and security vendors, says it has uncovered 270 websites - including some government portals - compromised by malware. In some instances, the websites contained personal data of citizens.
Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking London-based telecommunications giant TalkTalk in 2015. Police say one of the men boasted in social media account chats about wiping and encrypting his hard drives, as well as taking part in the hack attack.
Adam Mudd has been sentenced to a two-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to developing and selling "Titanium Stresser," an on-demand DDoS attack tool tied to over 1.7 million attacks worldwide. Separately, Britain's high court ruled that Lauri Love can fight a U.S. extradition request.
The purported hacking of computers of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, by the same Russian group that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign, signifies an expansion of the goals of the attackers that extend beyond trying to influence the outcome of Western elections.