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.
Former FBI Director James Comey trickled out new details during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about what the FBI knew and when regarding Russia's alleged cyber intrusions. We've rounded up the details.
A cyber-espionage campaign apparently linked to Russia has targeted more than 200 people in 39 countries and leaked victims' stolen information - sometimes in altered form - as part of a disinformation campaign, according to privacy researchers at Citizen Lab.
Chris Sibila of Elements Financial Credit Union says thwarting socially engineered schemes waged against call centers as well as debit fraud linked to card breaches spurred the financial institution to hire its first full-time fraud investigator, who's already helping to curb fraud losses.
Three Nigerian nationals who were convicted of a range of charges - including identity theft and payment card fraud - have been sentenced in the U.S. to serve up to 115 years in jail. Prosecutors says they were part of a "large-scale international fraud network" and involved in so-called "romance scams."
Hackers have reportedly exploited the SS7 mobile telecommunications signaling protocol to drain money from online bank accounts used by O2 mobile phone subscribers. Despite rising security worries relating to SS7, many telcos have yet to explore related fixes.
Score another one for social engineering: A phishing campaign used a bogus "Google Docs" app to trick people into surrendering full access to their Google accounts and contacts. Before Google squashed the campaign, up to 1 million of its users may have fallen victim.
The purported hacking of computers of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, by the same Russian group that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign, signifies an expansion of the goals of the attackers that extend beyond trying to influence the outcome of Western elections.
President Donald Trump last week failed to meet a self-imposed, 90-day deadline to issue a report on "hacking defenses." But let's not nit-pick. After all, cybersecurity is complex - something the president is likely discovering along with healthcare and tax reform.
When she first joined the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Maria Ramirez prosecuted street gangs. Now she's cracking down on cyber gangs and is opening her case file to share lessons learned from cases involving business email compromise and ransomware.
Many media outlets have suggested that the recent arrest of a Russian computer programmer ties to the 2016 U.S. presidential election meddling blamed on Russia. But the only source for this supposed connection traces to a Russian propaganda arm that's been blamed for participating in said meddling.
A scareware campaign has been locking iOS devices with faux ransomware, demanding a payoff via virtual iTunes gift cards, security researchers warn. A fix for the exploited iOS flaw is included in a massive batch of product patches and updates released by Apple.