Akamai warns of a rash of less sophisticated attempts to extort companies by threatening to strike with distributed denial-of-service attacks, which can be expensive for organizations to defend against.
Narayan Neelakantan, outgoing CISO at the National Stock Exchange of India, is concerned that the lack of capacity in incident response is going to haunt Indian organizations in the near future. He shares insight on IR maturity and the imminent need.
The Reserve Bank of India has issued new cybersecurity guidelines to scheduled banks, directing them to devise cybersecurity policies distinct from their institutions' existing IT or IS security policies.
After years of debate, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has finally passed. What impact - if any - will the GDPR have on business and future legislation in India? Security experts weigh in on this debate.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are increasingly targeting the application layer, rather than the network, which means organizations must build new defensive strategies, says Sanjai Gangadharan of A10 Networks.
Law enforcement agencies have scored some notable botnet-busting successes, disrupting malicious infrastructure and arresting botnet-using gangs. But cybercriminals are adapting, one top EU cybercrime investigator warns.
Anonymous, which launched a DDoS attack on Bank of Greece's website and those of several other banks, plans to attack top banks from Southeast Asia. Can Indian banks deflect such attacks with adequate DDoS defences?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Georgia Tech a $2.9 million grant to develop a process for quickly identifying and then defending against low-volume DDoS attacks, which are far more common than high-volume attacks but can be just as disruptive.
Anonymous has unleashed a DDoS campaign against banks, commencing with an attack against the Bank of Greece's website, followed by attacks against other bank websites. But the impact of the interruptions apparently has been minimal, continuing Anonymous' track record for attacks that fail to pack much of a punch.
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.
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.
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.
Two of the hacker masterminds behind the notorious SpyEye malware have each received lengthy prison sentences after pleading guilty to related charges in U.S. federal court. But alleged Zeus creator and accomplice Evginy Bogachev remains at large.
Backed by its own logo, Badlock refers to a set of critical Samba vulnerabilities in Windows and most Unix/Linux operating systems, which attackers could exploit to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against corporate networks.