Cybercrime outfits appeared to take a vacation around the December holidays. But attacks involving Emotet, Hancitor and Trickbot have resurged following their December slowdown, as has the Fallout exploit kit, lately serving GandCrab ransomware.
Venture capitalists invested $5.3 billion in cybersecurity companies in 2018, about 20 percent more than in 2017 and twice as much as 2016, according to research from Strategic Cyber Ventures. What's ahead for 2019 and beyond?
Australian security expert Troy Hunt says an 87 GB compilation of username and password combinations - drawn from more than 2,000 databases - includes 773 million unique email addresses for apparent use in credential-stuffing attacks. Takeaway: Use a unique password for every site, or else.
The Reserve Bank of India intends to do away with the one-time password authentication process for online transactions. In a step in that direction, for the first time, it's allowing widespread tokenization of debit, credit and prepaid card transactions to enhance the safety of digital payments.
Passwords are a pain. We all aim to protect both our customers and brand, however, passwords are weak, hard to remember and easy to hack. As organizations try to strengthen password policy requirements, legitimate customers fail and abandon into more costly channels like the call center. This cumbersome experience...
German officials say the suspect behind the mega-leak of politicians' and celebrities' personal details exploited their weak passwords to access email, social media and cloud service accounts. What can the security industry do to help address the password problem?
Implementation of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions can be a complex process, with multiple factors affecting the overall performance of the device.
NSS research indicates that SD-WANs are typically deployed with the vendor's pre-defined or recommended (i.e., "out-of-the-box") settings. The tested...
Although the Reserve Bank of India mandated that banks complete the shift from magnetic stripe debit and credit cards to EMV chip-and-PIN cards by Jan. 1 to help reduce fraud, there's still plenty of work to be done.
German police arrested a 20-year-old student - living at home with his parents - who they say confessed to leaking contact details and sensitive information for an estimated 1,000 German celebrities, journalists and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Recent analysis by F5 Labs shows that 68% of malware installed through phishing is hiding in encryption. Security inspection tools such as next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, data loss prevention systems, and others are increasingly blind to SSL/TLS traffic. In some cases, they introduce latency...
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The digital revolution has given healthcare organizations new tools to increase team efficiency and improve their customer experience. But it's also opened up new vectors that cybercriminals can use to attack. As your attack surface expands to web infrastructure that you don't own or control, it becomes increasingly...
Don't rush to blame the printing outage at newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing on anything more than an organization failing to block a malware outbreak. And even if it does prove to be a Ryuk ransomware attack, there's no proof yet that any particular nation-state is behind the campaign, experts warn.
Personal information for 1,000 North Korean defectors, including their names and addresses, has been stolen via a malware attack, officials in South Korea warn. They've traced the leak to a malware infection at a refugee resettlement center, and say police continue to investigate.