With the FBI reportedly investigating whether any U.S. financial services firms waged illegal hack-back efforts after DDoS attacks, some security experts contend that hacking back is a bad idea because the cyber-retaliation could cause more problems.
If a hack attack the size of the Sony Pictures incident hit India, security experts warn that few of the nation's public- and private-sector organizations would have the right plans and tools in place to properly defend themselves or react.
Are India's security leaders prepared to embrace the Internet of Things? Not according to interviews conducted in response to a recent ISACA survey. For now, IoT risks outweigh the benefits, these leaders say.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai praises employees' actions in the wake of the "vicious" attack against Sony Pictures, which the FBI has attributed to North Korea, using evidence that the White House says will stay classified.
Financial services company Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who it claims stole account data for hundreds of thousands of clients and posted a small subset of it online. Find out how many clients were affected.
Microsoft says it's prepping a patch for a Windows vulnerability that was recently disclosed by Google. The search giant's 90-day deadline for vendors to patch bugs has drawn both condemnation and praise from the information security community.
Holding North Korea responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Obama on Jan. 2 imposed sanctions on 10 individuals and three entities associated with the North Korean government.
The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Snapchat, which offers a photo messaging app, deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service.
New comments from the CEO of Sony Pictures about the film studio's response in the aftermath of a massive cyber-attack highlight the need for all organizations to ensure their business continuity plans specifically address cyber-attack risks.
The Telangana state government has initiated discussions to launch a unique cybersecurity training programme for creating jobs in the state. What key elements must this programme include to be successful?
"Cybercrime as a Service" is the latest threat evolution, and traditional defenses continue to fall short. Derek Manky of Fortinet discusses the merits of information sharing and the new Cyber Threat Alliance.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.
Who hacked Sony Pictures? While the FBI still says North Korea ordered the online attack, new evidence suggests the hack may have been the work of insiders or hacktivists, and Russian-speaking attackers may have been involved.