International law enforcement agencies are warning banking institutions and businesses about extortion attacks being waged by an entity known as DD4BC, or DDoS for Bitcoin. They're advising organizations not pay any ransom and to notify their ISPs and law enforcement officials of any threats.
Nothing says "you really screwed up" like receiving the Pwnie Award for "Most Epic Fail" at the annual Black Hat conference. Hence it's no surprise that in the wake of its mega breach, the win goes to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
Akamai's John Ellis talks about the quick evolution of bots and botnets, and how enterprise security leaders should deal with them now using a three-pronged approach - detection, management and mitigation.
Just how prepared are Japanese entities for dealing with the risks from targeted attacks? What are the unique considerations and the maturity level? Trend Micro's Masayoshi Someya shares his perspective.
The Ashley Madison dating website hack and threatened data release is a perfect illustration of the perils - and promise - of our Internet-connected, hacktivist age, whether it comes to online dating or the Internet of Things.
Is it wrong that accused Lizard Squad hacker Julius Kivimaki, a teenager who was convicted of 50,700 "instances of aggravated computer break-ins" attacks, gets to walk away without having to serve any jail time?
A "deliberate" denial-of-service attack against state-owned LOT Polish Airlines resulted in ground crews being unable to generate flight plans. The airline now says its systems were not hacked, but rather disrupted, and that all airlines face similar risks.
Attackers today continue to refine their distributed denial-of-service attack capabilities, delivering downtime on demand. The increase in attack effectiveness and volume demands new types of defenses, says Akamai's Richard Meeus.
The Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit tackles digital business, a concept that blurs the physical and digital worlds, and requires organizations to reconsider how they approach IT security and risk management.
Unlike previous presidential campaigns, cybersecurity will be raised by candidates on the hustings, although the issue likely won't play a big role in determining the election. Two GOP candidates - Marco Rubio and Rand Paul - already have broached the topic.
An army of 40,000 small office/home office routers have been exploited by automated malware. But who's responsible for devices being vulnerable: vendors for using well-known defaults; or distributors and IT managers for not locking them down?
Wanted: Hackers for hire. Or in British government parlance: "Committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the U.K. safe." Ready to apply?
The chief privacy officer's role has changed considerably, particularly in response to today's cyberthreats. As a result, CPOs at banking institutions need to be collaborators, designers, gatekeepers, teachers and more.