A British teenager has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to thousands of DDoS disruptions against Amazon, Netflix, NatWest Bank and others. Separately, a U.S. man has pleaded guilty to launching DDoS attacks on behalf of Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp, among other offenses.
Bitcoin: Is it the future of cash, a legitimate speculative instrument or a Ponzi scheme in easy-to-consume digital form? Despite the outstanding questions, investors and cybercriminals alike continue to amass cryptocurrencies. Both groups face perils.
With roughly six months to go before the GDPR enforcement deadline, Petter Nordwall and Anthony Merry of Sophos says it's time for organizations to assess whether "They need to panic a little, or they need to panic a lot."
Spear phishing is the common trigger to many of the most popular - and successful - targeted attacks. How can organizations improve their defenses? Jon Clay of Trend Micro tells how to better spot and stop spear phishing.
Credit unions offer unique services to a unique member base - and they face unique challenges when rolling out multifactor authentication across all of their banking channels. Michel Nerrant of Crossmatch discusses how new biometric solutions can meet CU needs.
A new strain of the Petya ransomware called "Bad Rabbit" is impacting business and sweeping across Russia and Ukraine, among other Eastern European countries. Like many of the other ransomware outbreaks, understanding fact from fiction is the first step in staying safe.
Organizations are rapidly migrating services and data to cloud infrastructure, creating a new "cloud generation" of users who bring with them a new set of endpoint security concerns. How should these issues be prioritized and addressed? Naveen Palavalli of Symantec details new strategies and solutions.
With a rise in incidents of omnichannel financial fraud globally, financial institutions need to enhance their ability to detect fraud - while also reducing technical complexity. Maxim Shifrin of IBM Trusteer discusses new solutions.
In the year ahead, cyber threats to the healthcare sector will continue to evolve from attacks primarily involving the theft of health data to assaults aimed at disrupting organizations' operations, predicts Sean Murphy, CISO of health insurer Premera Blue Cross.
Many enterprises use remote desktop protocol to remotely administer their PCs and mobile devices. But security experts warn that weak RDP credentials are in wide circulation on darknet marketplaces and increasingly used by ransomware attackers.
A 21-year-old man appeared in British court this week to face 11 charges, including using DDoS attacks to disrupt sites run by Google, Pokemon and Skype, as well as money laundering and selling malware and "crypting services."
When it comes to warding off phishing attacks, too many organizations are reliant on internal awareness campaigns. But a more proactive defense and controls are needed, says John "Lex" Robinson of PhishMe.
DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz's examination of the growing threats facing the critical energy sector leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also in this report: A discussion of safeguarding the telehealth marketplace.