Timehop, the social media app that resurfaces older social media posts for entertainment, says its ongoing investigation has revealed that an attacker may have compromised more personal information than it previously suspected over the course of a breach that lasted at least seven months.
An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
An ongoing security operations center challenge is trying to get the right data to the right person at the right time. The problem is compounded by there being "too much data and not finding the right people to deal with the data," says Mischa Peters of IntSights. What can help?
To better counter threats carried by content - email, attachments, files - Deep Secure's Simon Wiseman says organizations should investigate content threat removal, which involves extracting required data from content and discarding the rest.
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If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. Numerous studies have found that the most seen malware attacks today are designed for cryptojacking. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out.
To have any hope of keeping up "with the exponential rise in variants in malware," organizations must reduce their attack surface, in part by using technology designed to learn what attacks look like and respond as quickly as possible, says Cylance's Anton Grashion.
Businesses undertaking digital transformation - typically involving a push to the cloud, amongst other initiatives - must put security first if they want their project to achieve optimum success, says Fortinet's Patrick Grillo.
Numerous technology firms now offer facial biometrics recognition search tools for big data sets. But information security expert Alan Woodward warns that these big data sets must be "considered and regulated very heavily" or else we'll be "living in 1984 without knowing it."
In June, Maryland authorities used facial recognition capabilities to comb through 10 million images and identify Jarrod Ramos, the suspect in the Capital Gazette shooting, which left five people dead. One public safety official described the technology as "a valuable tool for fighting crime."
But what are the...