There are two Yahoo conspiracy theories: It was hacked by a "state-sponsored actor," and it disabled email forwarding to prevent a post-breach exodus. Although neither scenario appears to be true, that doesn't mean the badly breached search giant is in the clear.
Yahoo is appealing to the U.S. director of national intelligence to declassify an order that allegedly required the company to install secret spying software that scanned incoming email accounts for specific content.
Yahoo, now negotiating its sale to Verizon, has posted an increase in quarterly profits and page views, bolstering its case that its massive data breach didn't irrevocably damage its value. But with ad revenues in decline, time is running out.
Virtually every industry is prone to cyberattacks, online fraud and identity theft. For years' banks have secured online transactions for commercial accounts and private banking customers via multifactor authentication. Now through organizations like the NCSA and HIMSS, multifactor authentication may finally become...
In January, banks and other financial services companies based in New York may have to comply with tough new cybersecurity requirements. But some critics contend that the state's regulatory proposal is far too prescriptive, making it challenging for banking institutions, especially smaller ones, to comply.
With comprehensive network modeling extending into virtual networks, network security engineers can gain the needed visibility to unify security and compliance processes across their hybrid hardware and virtual environments.
Understanding the difference between cybersecurity crisis management and security incident response could be critical to your organization's survival. In this blog, a CISO offers insights on creating an effective crisis management plan.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads off with an analysis of the PCI Security Standards Council's new requirements that are designed to help thwart attempts to defeat encryption in point-of-sale devices.
In a rare case of potential breach accountability, Verizon is reportedly demanding a $1 billion discount to acquire Yahoo as a result of the search giant's failure to more rapidly spot a data breach that compromised at least 500 million users' accounts.
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, has released a new book focused on socially-engineered schemes. What are the key takeaways, and how can security leaders improve their abilities to fight back against the schemers?
The internet of things is being compromised by malware-wielding attackers exploiting default credentials baked into devices. What will it take for manufacturers to ship devices that are secure by default?
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker suggests that regulatory agencies should implement cyber threat information sharing programs with the businesses they regulate, not only to enhance their IT security, but to build a collaborative environment between the two, often adversarial sides.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.