Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Hot sessions at this week's OWASP AppSec Europe 2017 conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, cover everything from the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and fostering better SecDevOps uptake, to quantum-computing resistant crypto and ransomware economics.
Ransomware is the largest underground cybercriminal business. And like any business, entrepreneurs continue to find new ways to innovate. A Russian hacker has cobbled together a low-end ransomware kit costing just $175, aimed at anyone who seeks a file-encrypting payday.
Good news for Microsoft Windows users: The Equation Group exploit tools dumped this month by Shadow Brokers don't work against currently supported versions of Windows, largely thanks to patches Microsoft released in March. But who tipped off Microsoft?
Too many businesses assume that the internet will be around forever, but that's faulty thinking and an impractical business practice, says Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin, a featured speaker at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Atlanta this month.
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
For any of the tens of thousands of organization that may be smarting from this week's Amazon Web Services and Simple Storage Solution (S3) outage, take the following advice to heart: "You must kill your darlings."
At this year's RSA Conference, we have about 35 videos on the docket. And truly we're talking about the A-Z of information security thought leaders, from CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch to ZixCorp CEO David Wagner, with a stop in the middle to discuss homeland security with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
Yet another study reveals that millions of people are picking weak passwords, with "123456" remaining our collective favorite. Rules requiring stronger passwords and not forcing passwords to expire both could help boost security.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
The Internet Archive, a pioneering 20-petabyte digital repository, is raising funds to replicate its data in Canada. The group's founder fears that the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president portends an uncertain privacy rights future.