The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
Russian hackers may think twice before traveling outside the country for a vacation in light of the arrest of alleged 2012 LinkedIn hacker "Yevgeniy N." by Czech police at a restaurant in Prague earlier this month.
This case study delves into how El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union was able to use strong authentication to simultaneously:
Secure access to all applications
Eliminate the cost and frustration of password resets
Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
To better mitigate the breach risks tied to the growing use of mobile devices, organizations need to adopt enterprise digital rights management as a way to improve data security, says Gartner's John Girard.
As security threats are more sophisticated today than in the past, modern data centers are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Micro-segmentation is your answer to protect your data center against these sophisticated threats. Read this trend brief to see how it builds security into the DNA of the data center for a...
In a video interview, Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, explains enhanced standards designed to help ensure that POS vendors can stay ahead of new attacks aimed at defeating encryption.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a segment in which Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk explains that the massive Yahoo breach not only exposed the accounts of a half-billion customers, but also the weaknesses in the way enterprises employ hashed passwords.
Ransomware attacks are surging because attackers have perfected their techniques while enterprises in all sectors have failed to address critical security shortcomings, says Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro.
Have you been the target or victim of ransomware-wielding attackers? The FBI wants individuals and businesses to report ransomware attacks to help it better pursue, disrupt and potentially arrest suspects.
Internet of Things alert: Many embedded systems contain hardcoded cryptographic credentials that attackers could use to seize control of the devices or crack encrypted website traffic. And the problem is only getting worse, says security firm SEC Consult.