The FBI is offering a big-stakes reward for an alleged criminal who ranks at the top of its "cyber most wanted" list. But one cybercrime expert asks: "Would you cross the Russian mafia or some organized crime gang for $3 million?"
Fraudsters have been hacking into and draining Starbucks accounts, customers report. Security experts say attackers appear to be guessing weak account passwords, then using funds to fill up gift cards destined for the black market.
The banking sector in the Middle East region faces growing challenges from phishing attacks and APTs. Banque Saudi Fransi's Osman asks: Have CISOs learned their lessons and made adjustments after past attacks?
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
A judge's decision to allow MasterCard's settlement with Target to stand isn't likely to be appealed and could discourage banking institutions, some experts say, from continuing to pursue a breach-related class-action lawsuit they filed against the retailer.
Mumbai-based Meru Cabs, which offers online and mobile-app cab bookings, has been inadvertently exposing customer data to the Internet. How did the exposure occur, and what is Meru doing to address the flaw?
Lenovo issues an emergency patch to fix flaws in the System Update software that it preinstalls on business-focused Windows PCs after security researchers discover vulnerabilities that could be used to remotely compromise machines.
It's unlikely that the same hackers that hit Sally Beauty in 2014 struck the company a second time this year, several threat intelligence experts say. Find out the latest theories about what may have led to the apparent second breach of the retailer.
The Abu Dhabi government is investing in the healthcare industry and encouraging cloud and virtualization technologies for better productivity. George Yacoub of SEHA sees immense security challenges ahead.
The demand for improved governance and risk management is huge in Dubai and neighbouring regions, as global players embark on ambitious projects. Smartworld's Ahmad Qurram Baig discusses the CISO's responsibilities.
Oman is dealing with the challenge of increasing cyber incidents and a rise in cybercrime and so on. How does Oman's CERT address this surge? OCERT's head, Al Salehi, shares his 2015 cybersecurity agenda.