Authorities have accused Serbia-based scammers of capitalizing on the "initial coin offering" bubble that began in 2017, bilking global cryptocurrency investors out of $70 million via Bitcoiin2Gen and other supposed coins and hiring actor Steven Seagal to endorse them.
SonicWall was recently attacked via a zero-day flaw in one of its own products. Curiously, SonicWall hasn't said much about the extent and damage of the breach since its announcement. But there are strong indications it may have been targeted by an extortion attempt.
In 2020, a cybercrime operation known as ShinyHunters breached nearly 50 organizations, security researchers say. And this year, it shows no signs of slowing down - it's already hacked e-commerce site Bonobo and dating site MeetMindful.
Mike Hamilton, founder and CISO of CI Security, followed an unusual path that led him to a career in cybersecurity. He says those who, like him, lack a formal education in security can build successful CISO careers.
Her title says "information security," but Radian CISO Donna Ross considers herself more of a security risk officer. It's an important distinction that drives her approach to technology, leadership and communicating with senior leadership.
Bloomberg has stood firm on its controversial story from two years ago asserting that China implanted a tiny chip on motherboards made by Supermicro. But rather than proving its contention in a follow-up, it may have inflicted more reputational damage upon itself.
Flavio Aggio, CISO of the World Health Organization, has had a long career across many sectors. He understands supply chain risk, and he sees the SolarWinds hack as "resumption of a very old attack - in new packaging." He offers insights on mitigating this and other cybersecurity risks.
Glauco Sampaio comes from a technology background. But as CISO as well as privacy and fraud prevention officer at Cielo, a Brazilian payment card processor, he focuses on how to marry technology with business risk - and how to share his vision with business executives.
Pre-IPO investments in Israeli cybersecurity firms totaled $2.9 billion in 2020, up 70% from the previous year, and exports of products and services increased as well, according to the Israel National Cyber Directorate. Security experts offer insights on the reasons behind the growth.
Three CISOs offer real-world insights on addressing the challenges involved in implementing a "zero trust" framework to enhance security in an era when so many remote employees are accessing applications and data in the cloud as well as within internal networks.
After being hit by SolarWinds hackers, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts instructed the nation's district courts to restrict the filing of sensitive information to hard copy or "secure electronic devices." But will this defense create an even bigger bureaucratic fallout than the attack itself?
Darknet markets just had their best year ever, led by Hydra, which accounted for 75% of the $1.7 billion in 2020 revenue such markets generated, Chainalysis reports. One key to Hydra's success is the Russian-language marketplace's constant innovation.
Small businesses have been disproportionately affected by hackers in recent months. To aid in countering the threat, Mastercard has launched a cybersecurity education effort targeting this market segment. Paul Trueman, a senior vice president Mastercard, explains the “Trust Center” initiative.
Several data breaches stemming from unpatched vulnerabilities in Accellion's File Transfer Appliance have been revealed. What went wrong? Where does the fault lie? And what can organizations do about it?