An unsecured database hosted on Microsoft's cloud platform contained personal information on nearly 80 million U.S. households, according to two researchers who found it. What does Microsoft have to say about the mysterious database?
Health insurers and financial institutions across Australia are in the final stretch of preparing for a cybersecurity regulation that looks to put companies on a strong footing amidst an increasingly hostile hacking environment. Here's why compliance with the regulation, CPS 234, is challenging.
The good news is: The development of new malware exploits has slowed considerably. The bad news is: That's because the old ones still continue to work so effectively. Adam Kujawa of Malwarebytes Labs talks about the evolution of ransomware and other successful exploits.
An independent security researcher is warning about a vulnerability in peer-to-peer software used in millions of IoT devices that could allow a hacker to eavesdrop on conversations or turn these items into a botnet.
The Reserve Bank of India is proposing that financial technology firms be allowed to test new products and services that might require the relaxation of certain compliance regulations in what's called a "regulatory sandbox" approach.
As governments around the world continue plans to build out their nations' 5G networks, worries persist about whether Chinese manufacturers can be trusted. But the British government apparently is ready to allow Huawei to supply "noncore" parts of its network, and the Netherlands may be ready to follow suit.
To fight against fake news that can influence elections, the government of India should adopt new legislation that creates specific requirements for action by social media companies, says cyber lawyer Karnika Seth.
Access risk: Security leaders understand their governance and technology challenges. But addressing them with new automated tools - and selling these new processes within their organizations? Those are the problems attendees attempted to solve at a recent dinner in Philadelphia.
Canada's privacy commissioner says Facebook violated its privacy laws by failing to protect users' personal data. The commissioner plans to take Facebook to federal court for allegedly refusing to implement recommendations to strengthen its privacy framework.
Nearly one year after the EU's new privacy law came into effect, the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Agency continues to assist organizations that suffer cybersecurity attacks. Both NCSC and law enforcement agencies this week emphasized that they will never report breach victims to privacy watchdogs.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes how a Facebook Marketplace glitch created serious privacy issues. Plus: An update on the activities of the FBI's Recovery Asset Team and HSBC whistleblower Everett Stern's preview of keynote address at upcoming ISMG Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago.
TA505, a sophisticated advanced persistent threat group, is now using legitimately signed certificates to disguise malware that can penetrate banking networks, security researchers warn in a new report.
Indian IT outsourcing giant Wipro says it's working with several partners to expedite the investigation into abnormal activities on some of its employee accounts as a result of an advanced phishing campaign, in addition to its work with a forensics firm. But it denies it's migrating to a new email platform.
Facebook has set aside $3 billion from its first quarter profit to pay for what is likely to be a record-breaking fine from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. But will mega-fines lead to the reform of tech giants' questionable privacy and security practices?
The director of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency said at this week's CyberUK conference that declassifying and putting "time-critical, secret information" for stopping online threats into the public's hands "in a matter of seconds" is an imperative.