Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.
Ransomware isn't an easy area to study. But a team of researchers has calculated the minimum paid by all ransomware victims over a two-year period, and found that nearly 75 percent of the bitcoins attackers received got funneled onto Russia's now-shuttered BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
Federal regulators are considering potential changes to HIPAA privacy rule and enforcement regulations, but aim to first engage the healthcare sector and public for input, says the nation's top HIPAA enforcer. So, what changes are being considered?
The alleged leader of a cybercrime gang tied to more than $1 billion in losses has been arrested in Alicante, Spain. Authorities say "Denis K." is a Ukrainian national who led a gang that developed Carbanak and Cobalt malware to infect PCs as well as perpetrate ATM jackpotting attacks.
Evidence continues to mount that Russian intelligence created the "Guccifer 2.0" hacker online persona as a "plausible deniability" cover for dumping information stolen from the U.S. Democratic National Committee, among other targets, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The U.K. government concurs with allegations contained in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment, which charges nine Iranians, plus the Mabna Institute, with perpetrating a five-year hacking campaign designed to steal scientific secrets for Iran's military and private industry.
Security experts analyze the potential impact of recently announced changes to the PCI Security Standards Council's Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program that are designed to help smaller merchants prevent breaches.
The notorious "lone hacker" known as "Guccifer 2.0," who claimed credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee and dumping stolen emails, failed to activate a VPN client at least once, revealing an IP address at the headquarters of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, the Daily Beast reports.
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the indictment of nine Iranians alleged to have penetrated systems belonging to hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, government entities and private companies to steal more than 31 terabytes of documents and data.
Ransomware has struck the city of Atlanta and frozen internal and customer-facing applications, hampering residents from paying bills or accessing court information. But the city says it has working backups and expects to pay employees on time.
As the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to unfold, Congress seeks answers from Facebook, calling on CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. Also in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Is it possible to build a secure digital wallet for storing cryptocurrency?
States will not have the full range of much-needed cybersecurity practices and equipment in place for this year's U.S. midterm elections. But efforts underway might deliver many much-needed improvements in time for the 2020 elections, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tells a Senate committee.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke five days of silence as pressure intensifies on Facebook to account for a data leak to a voter-profiling firm that worked for the Trump campaign. In a lengthy blog post, Zuckerberg has pledged to make changes to better protect personal data. But is it too late?
Regulators, attorneys general and lawmakers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada are attempting to unravel the events that led to the personal information of as many as 60 million Facebook users leaking to a London-based voter-profiling firm.
Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy and Research discusses a new report that shows that while crypto wallets may be considered to be at the sharp end of payments innovation, the security vulnerabilities they face are much the same as those that already exist in digital banking and payments.