While the power grid malware unleashed against Ukraine could be repurposed to attack other grids, "it's not to the point yet where people should be freaking out or building bunkers or anything silly like that," says Robert M. Lee, who heads industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos.
It has been a fairly slow year for Mac malware. But a former NSA researcher has dug into the first Mac malware sample that was detected earlier this year - dubbed "Fruitfly" - and found at least 400 computers, and possibly more, infected with a variant of the malware.
Police in Beijing have arrested 11 employees of a Chinese digital marketing agency on charges that they developed and distributed Fireball, malicious adware with 250 million global installations worldwide that reportedly generated $12 million, at least some of it via click fraud.
The ISMG Security Report leads with an analysis of when it would be appropriate for the United States and Russia to engage in cybersecurity negotiations. Also, how NotPetya malware attack victims continue to struggle weeks later.
Security comes to Las Vegas this week in the form of Black Hat USA 2017. Hot sessions range from an analysis of power grid malware and "cyber fear as a service" to details of two major hacker takedowns and how the world's two largest ransomware families cash out their attacks.
A British man named by authorities as "Daniel K." - aka "Spiderman" and "Peter Parker" - pleaded guilty in German court to infecting 1.25 million Deutsche Telekom routers with Mirai malware and causing more than $2 million in damage.
A simple Google search provides attackers with the how-to on where to find and purchase a phishing kit. This allows both sophisticated criminal organizations and the new, or "wannabe hackers," the same advantage when it comes to phishing attacks.
With such a large amount of attacks from a variety of sources...
Russian citizen Mark Vartanyan, aka "Kolypto," has been sentenced to serve five years in U.S. prison after he pleaded guilty to helping develop and distribute the notorious banking Trojan called Citadel.
A discussion on the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, getting to the bottom of Russia's Democratic Party hack could be the ultimate goal of a lawsuit filed against the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Banks that cannot evolve their fraud detection capabilities to effectively address two seemingly opposing requirements - building trust through strong cybersecurity programs and delivering a seamless customer experience - will fail to build new market share, and will lose market share to those banks that...
As financial institutions seek to capture new opportunities through online banking, it becomes increasingly critical to both provide a seamless user experience and help protect against online fraud. But fraudsters continue to successfully modify their attack methods to keep pace with this transformation, stealing...
Banks often view innovation as coming at the cost of security. Instead, security can be an enabler to the digital transformation - helping banks welcome customers in and keep fraudulent activity out so they can pursue new growth opportunities, improve the customer experience, and build customer loyalty.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: a report on FBI Director-Designate Christopher Wray's admission that he faces a steep cybersecurity learning curve. Also, the U.S. government restricts use of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab Software. Is that a smart move?
As the global threat landscape shifts, so does Kaspersky Lab. Moving from its traditional cybersecurity focus, Kaspersky now is honing in on fraud prevention. Emma Mohan-Satta describes this shift and what it means for security and anti-fraud leaders.