Always highly profitable but generally opportunistic in reaching its individual victims, digital hostage-taking, especially of the cryptographic variety, is now rapidly developing into a favorite technique of the more strategic, enterprise-focused attacker. You can have your business back, but for a fee in this new...
Breaches in the healthcare sector are continuing to surge, in part, because cybercriminals are building big data resources that can be used to fuel fraud, security experts Larry Ponemon and Rick Kam say in an audio interview discussing findings of a new Ponemon Institute report.
Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report has triggered an avalanche of criticism that researchers made critical errors when studying and reporting on the top 10 most frequently exploited software vulnerabilities.
The influence of President Obama's cybersecurity legacy on the next administration is among the topics to be discussed at ISMG's Fraud and Data Breach Summit in Washington May 17-18. Featured speakers include NIST's Ron Ross, DHS's Phyllis Schneck and Virginia Technology Secretary Karen Jackson.
Anonymous is threatening global banks with 30 days of distributed denial-of-service attack disruptions and temporarily disrupted the Bank of Greece website as a preview. Security experts say all banks should take the DDoS threat seriously.
Clinics, laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers and other smaller healthcare entities need to bolster their breach preparedness as cyberattacks against smaller entities in all sectors continue to multiply, says David Finn of Symantec, who discusses findings from a new report.
The section chief of the FBI's Cyber Division says "the FBI does not condone payment of ransom," in part because it enables criminals to victimize others. Instead, the bureau continues to urge all potential victims to get their IT house in order.
Have you tested things before they break? Could an email be a trap? In honor of Star Wars Day, we proudly present essential cybersecurity lessons as derived from - and delivered via - the wisdom and wit of the iconic space opera.
Following the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank, is it time for banks to make SWIFT money transfers less automated and better supervised and thus secure? An alleged scam from the days of telex machines and code books offers useful perspective.
Just six months after law enforcement agencies coordinated a takedown to disrupt online banking credential theft linked to the banking Trojan Dridex, the malware has re-emerged with new attack tactics and new targets, researchers say. U.S. bank accounts and businesses are now primary targets.
Ransomware has become one of the most widespread and damaging threats that internet
users face. Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we've seen a new era
of file-encrypting ransomware variants delivered through spam messages and Exploit Kits,
extorting money from home users and businesses alike....
The Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations report finds malware, ransomware and phishing attacks are more common than ever and creating even more damage. Organizations are continuing to get exploited via vulnerabilities that are months or even years old, forensics expert Laurance Dine explains in this interview.
Proposed new federal regulations would end the HITECH Act electronic health records "meaningful use" incentive program for physicians treating Medicare patients and replace it with a simplified program as part of a sweeping payment revamp. What impact would the Medicare change have on data security requirements?