Beyond the emotion, the arrest of security researcher Marcus Hutchins last month on charges that he developed and sold banking malware has thrust information security researchers into the legal limelight and highlighted just how much law enforcement agencies rely on them.
As threats and threat actors multiply and evolve, digital attribution becomes ever more critical, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. She discusses how to approach attribution and also offers her take on the technologies that could help secure U.S. elections.
The telecom sector in India has repeatedly been targeted by malware attacks, raising serious concerns about vulnerabilities in one of the largest local business sectors. As a result, some security experts are calling for stronger enforcement of regulations and more frequent security audits.
Carbon Black rolled with the punches last week after it was accused of exposing customer data via a bug in one of its endpoint detection products. It turned out there was no bug. But the company has gone back and uncovered a bug that did expose customer data, albeit on a small scale.
A report claims British intelligence agency GCHQ knew in advance that the FBI planned to arrest WannaCry "hero" Marcus Hutchins when he visited the United States for the annual Black Hat and Def Con conferences last month. The information security community asks: Is that justice?
At ISMG's recent New York Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit, attendees interacted with technology solution providers and other thought leaders, gaining practical insights on solving real-world problems.
Hackers have been targeting the Scottish Parliament in a "brute force cyberattack" aimed at guessing users' email passwords. Security experts say it's unlikely that state-backed attackers would resort to such a blunt assault.
Philips plans to fix alarming vulnerabilities in a web-based application used to track patient radiation exposure. Versions of the DoseWise Portal mistakenly shipped with errors, including hard-coded credentials for a database and lack of encryption for patient data.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with a closer look at a new exploit kit and whether it represents a resurgence in these types of criminal packages. Also featured: a discussion of new vehicle security concerns and communications advice for CISOs.
Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.
The recent online leak of an episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, which has been linked to four insiders at a company that handles data for Star India, has put the spotlight on strategies for mitigating insider threats.
Danish shipping giant Maersk faces losses of $200 million to $300 million as a result of the NotPetya global malware outbreak. Others, including FedEx and household goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, are also beginning to estimate NotPetya's financial impact on their business.
The 30-year-old protocol used by motor vehicle sensors to communicate may have to be rewritten following a proof-of-concept "error flooding" attack that can disable airbags, parking sensors and safety systems.
For just $80 per day, would-be cybercrime entrepreneurs can subscribe to Disdain, a new exploit kit that targets now-patched flaws in browsers and plug-ins, including Flash and WebEx. Disdain's debut shows that while exploit kits may have declined, they haven't died out.