One security expert says the highly-publicized breach of online dating website Ashley Madison appears to include the exposure of sensitive, personal details relating to between 100,000 to 150,000 registered customers in India.
In the wake of U.S. and Indian discussions to develop a common response to combat cyber-threats, India's security leaders say a new, systematic approach is needed to define the nation's cyber defense model.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
Security risks of real-time mobile payments increase as adoption of mobile devices and applications grow. PwC's Suhas Desai shares risk mitigation strategy through application and mobile security best practices.
The legal climate around cyberspace is gaining maturity, with nations such as China looking at the domain as being an integral part of national security. Cyber law expert Pavan Duggal shares insight on this evolution.
Application Programming Interfaces have security vulnerabilities that pose significant business risk. CA's Vic Mankotia cautions security leaders about how they manage APIs to secure digital identities.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
What do successful but separate malware attacks against banking customers around the world, as well as the White House and health insurer Anthem, all have in common? Researchers say the answer is shockingly simple.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.
Security is a busy sector: Symantec jettisoned Veritas, Zscaler became a "unicorn" after its most recent funding round, and we have other M&A news from Cisco, Fidelity National Information Services and Proofpoint.
In a security landscape where the frenetic pace of technology has changed paradigms in ways organizations are struggling to cope with, Blue Coat's Hugh Thompson advises adopting a 'Degrees of Freedom' approach.