The website of Saudi-based National Technology Group, an IT services organization, was spoofed by an advanced persistent threat group known as "NewsBeef'" that attempts to steal credentials and gain access to critical corporate information, according to a report by CERT of Saudi Arabia obtained by ISMG.
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
The House has passed a privacy bill that would strengthen the legal protection afforded to emails older than 180 days. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it died last year after some senators tacked on controversial, privacy-eroding amendments.
The proposed creation of a CERT dedicated to serving India's financial sector is good news. But working out a realistic framework for its activities and defining its role in ensuring stronger security for the sector will prove challenging.
Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
India's finance minister Arun Jaitley announced plans to form a separate computer emergency response team, CERT-Fin, for the financial sector, in his union budget speech to the Indian parliament - a move that has drawn a mixed response from security experts
FS-ISAC is collaborating with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to establish the Asia Pacific Regional Intelligence and Analysis Center to encourage regional sharing and analysis of cybersecurity information within the financial services sector. Security experts weigh in on the value of the initiative.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
Fighting back against the ransomware epidemic requires making sure that a wide variety of best practices for security hygiene are in place, says Mohit Puri of security vendor Sophos Technologies, who spells out essential steps.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Four years after a messy legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden using its service, the secure email provider Lavabit is back with a new platform designed to provide better privacy protection - users can select from "trustful," "cautious" or "paranoid" modes - by encrypting both email content and metadata.
CERT leaders in the U.S. and India have signed a memorandum of understanding promoting a threat information exchange program in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. But will the collaborative effort yield tangible results for India?
Say hello to Fruitfly, the first piece of Mac malware to be discovered this year. The two-year-old malicious code is odd - it includes code that dates from the late 1990s - and appears to be designed to exploit biomedical institutions via targeted attacks.
Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions are increasingly targeted with cyberattacks that could potentially derail the deals, says Bryce Boland of FireEye, who outlines the risks and offers tips for mitigating them.