Stealth espionage malware known as 'Regin' or 'Regis' has been targeting government agencies, businesses and research institutes, with Russia and Saudi Arabia as prime targets, researchers say. But it's unclear what nation is behind the attacks.
Citadel financial malware has been upgraded to steal master passwords for software designed to securely store lists of usernames and passwords, according to IBM's Trusteer unit. Security experts offer insights on how to respond to the threat.
The FDIC reveals more details about pending cybersecurity guidance that is expected to address specific types of cyber-attacks. Industry analysts say these new guidelines could signal more frequent updates from regulators.
Retailers cannot avoid innovation. Yet, cybercriminals thrive when retailers innovate. What, then, can retailers do to stop cybercriminals from breaching their defenses? Here are three key questions to answer.
The director of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, says he expects to see adversaries launch a cyber-attack in the next few years aimed at severely damaging America's critical infrastructure.
Security experts warn of an increased risk that terrorists will disrupt the financial sector via cyber-attacks. In response, law enforcement authorities who monitor U.S. and U.K. financial markets plan to embed employees in each other's organizations.
Cybersecurity specialists need to learn to think like an adversary in order to develop sound defense strategies, says Greg Shannon, chief scientist at the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute.
For the first time since its massive data breach in December 2013, Target has reported an increase in its quarterly profits. Find out the details, as well as the latest tally of the retailer's hefty breach expenses.
Microsoft has issued an emergency fix for a vulnerability in Windows Kerberos that is being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Attackers can leverage the flaw to gain all-access rights to anything inside an Active Directory Domain, experts warn.
Two Democratic members of Congress have sent letters to 16 financial institutions seeking information about any data breaches they've experienced and briefings from corporate IT security officers as Congress considers cybersecurity legislation.
Despite its massive data breach, Home Depot still reported a net earnings increase of 13.8 percent for the third quarter, compared to a year ago. The company describes its projected breach-related costs for the year.
While card issuers and payments acquirers are speeding up their EMV rollouts, Kate Larson of the Consumer Bankers Association says banks also should be implementing other technologies, including tokenization, in their efforts to fight fraud.
Put together, two IRS audits illustrate a major concern many security pros have about FISMA audits: They're checklists of whether organizations comply with regulations that require specific processes but do not determine if the processes are effective.