The Ashley Madison hackers have released a third data dump, and security experts warn that spam campaigns and extortion attacks now target supposed users of the dating site, sometimes demanding bitcoins - or else.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
Extortionists and "free agent" rogue insiders have emerged as the top two most malicious cybercrime threats to banking institutions, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. How should institutions bolster their defenses?
Stock markets in the United States, Europe, China and India continued their volatility Aug. 24, and it's not clear how cybersecurity stocks will weather the downturns. But with hack attacks not letting up, some analysts say cybersecurity companies will likely continue to thrive.
The Ashley Madison mega-breach differs from previous breaches not just because of its scale, but also the fallout facing victims of the breached infidelity-focused dating site. Here are the top information security takeaways.
After Target's $67 million settlement with Visa to reimburse banks for expenses related to the retailer's 2013 breach, MasterCard confirms it is weighing a new deal. Will settlements derail a pending lawsuit against the retail giant?
The attackers behind the hack of dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short, have an affair" - have followed through on threats and released a file that includes details on many of the site's customers.
An inspector general's memo that highlights three significant information security deficiencies that have plagued the U.S. Department of Labor for the past five years points out problems that most federal agencies confront.
Visa and Target have reached an agreement that reportedly will reimburse card issuers a total of up to $67 million for fraud losses and expenses tied to the retailer's 2013 breach, which exposed some 40 million payment cards.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hit with yet another lawsuit focusing on the massive breach that exposed background-check information for 21.5 million individuals. But this time, the plaintiff is a judge.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
What do successful but separate malware attacks against banking customers around the world, as well as the White House and health insurer Anthem, all have in common? Researchers say the answer is shockingly simple.
Get over it. The OPM breach and the pilfering of top U.S. government officials' private emails, presumably by the Chinese government, are acceptable forms of spying. All nations with the technical means do it.