Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents.
Security researcher Zammis Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Microsoft - with an accomplice - and later Nintendo, as well as stealing data and uploading malware to Microsoft's network, has received a suspended sentence.
What are the prevailing fraud trends, and how are they impacting consumers, clients and enterprises? Dora Gomez, director of the New York City chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, shares highlights of the ACFE's new Report to the Nations.
Arrests made last week by European, U.S. and other law enforcement agencies appear to have led to the closure of the "Dream Market" dark web site, which, in turn, disrupted certain ransomware attacks, according to an analysis by incident response firm Coveware.
Legislation introduced last week would give the U.S. Senate's sergeant at arms responsibility to help secure the personal devices and online accounts used by senators and their staff to help ward off cyberattacks and other threats.
As financial fraud has evolved, so have the defensive tactics of major banking institutions. Citi's Jeffrey Dant, a former Secret Service agent, discusses Citi's Fraud Fusion Center - it's mission, challenges and early successes.
How well can banking institutions apply the right amount of security to the right transactions at the right time? Tim Bedard of OneSpan answers this question in his analysis of ISMG's new State of Adaptive Authentication in Banking survey.
Malicious bot attacks now account for nearly one-third of all internet traffic, says Franklyn Jones of Cequence, who describes why conventional tools for fighting against these attacks are ineffective.
When a company plans to make an acquisition, it should conduct a "compromise assessment" to assess whether the organization being purchased has had an undiscovered breach, says Steve Ledzian, CTO for Asia Pacific at FireEye.
Microsoft is using its legal muscle to push back against an advanced persistent threat group that is says is "widely associated with Iranian hackers." Following court approval, it is taking control of 99 website domains allegedly used by the attackers as part of an ongoing spear-phishing campaign.