Since last year, North Korean hackers have been targeting businesses in the financial services, aerospace and telecommunications sectors by exploiting a remote administration tool, or RAT, according to an alert issued Tuesday by the United States Computer Emergency Response Team.
In the year ahead, cyber threats to the healthcare sector will continue to evolve from attacks primarily involving the theft of health data to assaults aimed at disrupting organizations' operations, predicts Sean Murphy, CISO of health insurer Premera Blue Cross.
With the aim of protecting data privacy, the government of Singapore is considering taking steps to greatly reduce the use of the National Registration Identity Card numbers for verifying consumers' identities.
The latest ISMG Security Reports leads with a top DHS cybersecurity leader, Jeanette Manfra, providing a case study on how information sharing helped mitigate the WannaCry attack in the U.S. Also, the SEC mulls toughening its cyber risk reporting requirements.
The face-off between security researchers and biometric authentication continues, with a group from Vietnam claiming to have fooled the facial-recognition system, called Face ID, that's built into Apple's latest iPhone by using a handmade mask that includes 3D printouts and a silicone nose.
Rare, massive data breaches don't necessarily pose the greatest risk to organizations, according to a new study co-authored by Google researchers. Also beware of quiet pedestrian schemes - think phishing, keyloggers - and attack tactics unchanged since the mid-2000s.
All U.S. publicly traded companies should review how they internally disseminate breach information and expect to see revised cybersecurity guidance, says William Hinman, the director of corporation finance for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
French cloud computing and hosting giant OVH has apologized to customers after it suffered an outage that left many individuals unable to access websites, email accounts, online databases and other infrastructure. In response, it's promised to be much more paranoid.
The financial sector is under increasing threat from cybercrime syndicates, and the distributed nature of today's predominantly Russian-speaking attackers is making them tough to disrupt, says Rob Wainwright, director of Europol.
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.
Security practitioners must do a much better job of prioritizing their investments based on the most significant risks their organizations face, says Zulfikar Ramzan, chief technology officer at RSA, who offers insights on "fighting the right battle."
The former CEO of Yahoo, which has had 3 billion records exposed in a 2013 data breach, testified at a Senate hearing that it's tough for any corporation to defend against nation-state backed cyberattacks. That led senators to grill Marissa Mayer about the security steps Yahoo had taken.
Researchers have discovered how to speed up an attack disclosed last month that recovers secret RSA encryption keys generated by faulty Infineon software in TPM chips. Estonia has blocked and plans to replace weak security certificates on 750,000 of its smart ID cards used for healthcare and e-voting.
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer may have envisioned spending her post-Yahoo days seeking new work or experimenting with other search engines. Instead, she gets to sit in a Senate hot seat alongside former Equifax CEO Richard Smith, defending past data breach response decisions.
The ISMG Security Report leads with a discussion about the sale of compromised remote desktop protocol credentials for as little as $3 on darknet marketplaces. Also, grading the performance of DHS in sharing cyberthreat information.