The back story behind the ransom attack that led to the unauthorized early release of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" is a cautionary tale in dealing with cyber extortionists such as The Dark Overlord.
A just-released study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute documents the rising costs of data breaches, but IBM's security lead Kartik Shahani in an interview discusses ways organizations can mitigate those costs, including investing in sound governance practices.
South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Concerns over Russian hacking of state election systems are mounting. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a review of security efforts related to state elections. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Warner wants DHS to release additional details relating to cyberattacks targeting state election systems.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
Cybercriminals and nation-state threat actors are beginning to act alike - and that's bad news for cybersecurity leaders and their enterprises, says Eward Driehuis of SecureLink. Here are the trends to track.
Former U.S. CISO Gregory Touhill says the federal government must rethink how it hardens its workforce to prevent cyberattackers from succeeding. Organizations, he says, should regularly conduct cybersecurity exercises to help build their cyber defense.
The city of Dubai has launched a revised cybersecurity strategy that offers voluntary guidance for businesses and government units. Some observers say it represents a substantial improvement over earlier efforts, while others say it fails to articulate an action plan to help secure UAE against new threats.
It's easy to draw a direct link between high-profile breaches and the compromise of user credentials. But it requires a phased approach to actually improve privileged access management, says Barak Feldman of CyberArk.
As the cyber threat landscape dramatically changes and cybercriminals become more innovative, organizations in all business sectors need to change their detection and defense strategies, says Tarun Kaura, Symantec's director of solution product management for Asia Pacific and Japan.
Two security firms have investigated what they describe as a malware platform for attacking the industrial control systems that run electricity plants. They warn that the platform was the likely culprit behind the December blackouts in Ukraine.
Security practitioners in India need to have a better perception of threats and risks to build successful detection and defense strategies. That was one of the key lessons offered at ISMG's Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit in Bengaluru June 7.