Earlier this year, intruders probed weaknesses in the network firewalls of a U.S. power utility to attempt a distributed denial-of-service attack, but there was no disruption in electricity service, according a recently released report. The incident illustrates potential weaknesses in the power grid.
Cybercrime is surging thanks, in part, to the availability of inexpensive hacking tools and services. A recent look by security firm Armour at black market offerings finds stolen payment card data, RDP credentials, ransomware and DDoS services are widely available for sale.
In the past year, cybercriminals behind two of the biggest ransomware attacks have abandoned other techniques in favor of exploiting remote desktop protocol. Matt Boddy of Sophos explains why RDP attacks are so popular - and what you can do to discourage them.
Apple is criticizing recent Google research that describes an expansive iPhone hacking campaign, accusing Google of "stoking fear" among users of its products. Google says it stands by its blog post, which focused on technical findings.
Three weeks after a ransomware attack slammed 22 Texas municipalities' systems, state officials say more than half of the cities have returned to normal operations and the rest have advanced to system restoration. Meanwhile, officials have shared lessons learned for managed service providers and customers.
Paige A. Thompson, who prosecutors allege hacked into Capital One's network to access millions of credit card applications, has pleaded not guilty to federal computer crime charges. Her tentative trial date is Nov. 4.
A hacking group known as APT5 - believed to be affiliated with the Chinese government - has been targeting serious flaws in Pulse Secure and Fortinet SSL VPNs for more than six weeks, security experts warn. Exploiting the flaws could enable attackers to gain full, remote access to targeted networks.
The EMV 3D Secure specification faces some milestone dates in Europe and the U.S. What are these milestones, and how does the standard fit into fundamental fraud defenses? Jackie Hersch of Fiserv shares insight.
From socially engineered attacks to malicious insiders, organizations globally are dealing with many of the same fraud issues. But how do they ensure that fraud is a board-level concern? Kaspersky's Claire Hatcher shares insights.
This week's ISMG Security Report takes a close look at whether an iPhone hacking campaign may be linked to Android spying campaigns by China. Plus: Do ransomware gangs target organizations that have cyber insurance?
With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
The mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, took the unusual step this week of holding a press conference to describe a recent ransomware attack and explain why the city decided not to pay the $5.3 million ransom that was demanded.