The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
One security expert says the highly-publicized breach of online dating website Ashley Madison appears to include the exposure of sensitive, personal details relating to between 100,000 to 150,000 registered customers in India.
In the wake of U.S. and Indian discussions to develop a common response to combat cyber-threats, India's security leaders say a new, systematic approach is needed to define the nation's cyber defense model.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
Security risks of real-time mobile payments increase as adoption of mobile devices and applications grow. PwC's Suhas Desai shares risk mitigation strategy through application and mobile security best practices.
The legal climate around cyberspace is gaining maturity, with nations such as China looking at the domain as being an integral part of national security. Cyber law expert Pavan Duggal shares insight on this evolution.
Application Programming Interfaces have security vulnerabilities that pose significant business risk. CA's Vic Mankotia cautions security leaders about how they manage APIs to secure digital identities.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
What do successful but separate malware attacks against banking customers around the world, as well as the White House and health insurer Anthem, all have in common? Researchers say the answer is shockingly simple.