In this edition of the ISMG Security Report, you'll hear our editors explore how hackers use Java script for ransomware, the latest digital currency security issue and privacy threats posed by virtual reality.
A report that the Russian government hacked into Democratic National Committee systems has security experts warning that just because malware was found on a hacked network, that doesn't mean a specific individual, group or nation-state was involved.
Adobe Flash security alert redux: All enterprises should immediately update - or delete - all instances of Flash Player, following reports that a zero-day flaw in the Web browser plug-in is being targeted by the new "ScarCruft" APT group.
The annual Infosec Europe conference in London included a number of information security highs and lows, from hackers in hoodies and Guy Fawkes masks to free ice cream and Mikko Hypponen revealing that he too has been pwned.
The FDA is reviewing comments on its proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical devices, including suggestions that it should beef up the guidance with more details. Meanwhile, the agency has issued new proposed guidance clarifying that manufacturers can share device-generated information with patients.
Russia's arrest of 50 suspected hackers earlier this month seems to have spooked the developers of the Angler exploit kit, an attack tool responsible for spreading ransomware and malware. But is Angler gone for good, or simply retrenching?
My initial reaction to Microsoft's announcement that it plans to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash: I guess its massive 2012 data breach - and the loss of virtually every user's credentials - didn't hobble the company's long-term prospects.
First the hackers came for our credit cards. Now they're taking control of our TVs. Witness the latest version of FLocker - for "frantic locker" - which is designed to lock Android devices, including smart TVs.
As we prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council, it's time to assess the impact PCI-DSS has had on payments security and consider whether it will remain a viable standard 10 years from now. A series of upcoming reports will address these topics.
The $1 million penalty that the SEC imposed on Morgan Stanley for its failure to prevent a former employee from compromising 730,000 client accounts is too low to send a strong message to financial services firms about the need for stronger cybersecurity and internal fraud controls, security experts say.
For its next move since jettisoning storage firm Veritas and becoming a pure-play security vendor, Symantec plans to buy network and cloud security firm Blue Coat from private-equity owners Bain Capital for $4.65 billion, gaining a new CEO in the process.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association is battling against passage of a national data security and breach notification bill known as the Data Security Act of 2015, arguing it would unreasonably require retailers to meet some of the same security standards as banks, says Austen Jensen, a RILA vice president.
Yet another organization has acknowledged it opted to pay cyberattackers after its systems were infected with ransomware, the file-encrypting malware that has become one of the most dreaded menaces across the internet.