Yahoo, now known as Altaba, has agreed to a $35 million civil fine with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle accusations that the search giant failed to promptly notify investors about a December 2014 data breach.
Large healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia are getting hit with a backdoor that comes from a long-observed group, which Symantec calls Orangeworm. The backdoor has been found on X-ray machines and MRIs.
Corporate espionage appears to be the motive behind cyberattacks targeting a variety of medical-related equipment and systems, researcher Jon DiMaggio of Symantec says in an in-depth interview about the activities of a hacker group the company has dubbed "Orangeworm."
Great news: "SunTrust to offer free identity protection ... at no cost on an ongoing basis." Of course, nothing comes for free, at least for 1.5 million customers of the Atlanta bank, whose personal details may have been sold to criminals by a former employee.
In spite of all the news about advanced persistent threats and targeted hacks from nation-states, the most common security challenge facing enterprises today continues to be social engineering.
Successful hackers know the user is the weakest link in the security chain. Email phishing campaigns have proven to be...
Organizations too often prioritize data breach prevention at the expense of data breach response - or vice versa, depending on current fashion - when an emphasis on both remains mandatory, warns Art Coviello, the retired chairman of RSA.
Thirty-four companies have signed on to the Microsoft-led Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which is aimed at protecting civilians from cybercriminal and state-sponsored attacks. The agreement crucially includes a pledge not to help governments with cyberattacks
Organizations in various industries are under increased pressure to identify subtle patterns that indicate fraud before their customers are affected by a variety of threats including account takeover, identity theft, and application fraud.
Many companies are turning to Machine Learning (ML) to help them stay one step...
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen warns that the U.S. will more aggressively move to punish those who conduct cyberattacks. Plus, the department plans to soon unveil a new cybersecurity strategy. Complacency, she says, "is being replaced by consequences."
As account opening continues to transition from physical to digital channels, financial institutions and other organizations must optimize the digital experience of applicants in order to compete while simultaneously mitigating fraud risk that is on the rise thanks to some of the same digital channel benefits enjoyed...
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The annual Vulnerability Review analyses the evolution of software security from a vulnerability perspective. Secunia Research at Flexera monitors more than 55,000 applications, appliances and operating systems to provide global data on vulnerabilities and security threats to IT infrastructures.