Despite police disrupting alleged DDoS extortion gangs such as DD4BC, inexpensive stresser/booter services have enabled copycats to continue these attacks, says Akamai's Martin McKeay. Here's how organizations can defend themselves.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of U.K. citizen Idris Dayo Mustapha, who it accuses of hacking into individuals' brokerage accounts to engineer and profit from stock price fluctuations.
Kaspersky Lab says that its original estimate of how many remote desktop protocol server credentials were offered for sale in the now shuttered online cybercrime marketplace xDedic may have been far too low, based on new data coming to light.
In what's being dubbed as the largest coordinated takedown to date, federal authorities have arrested 301 individuals for participating in Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes involving $900 million in false billings.
A government watchdog warned four federal agencies that they must be more diligent in implementing their cybersecurity programs. Otherwise, some of the government's most sensitive information is at risk of being disclosed to unauthorized individuals.
Following the SWIFT-focused hack attacks, a U.S. government watchdog agency is auditing the Federal Reserve's effectiveness when it comes to ensuring that U.S. banks have robust information security and data breach prevention programs in place.
Adobe Flash security alert redux: All enterprises should immediately update - or delete - all instances of Flash Player, following reports that a zero-day flaw in the Web browser plug-in is being targeted by the new "ScarCruft" APT group.
Preparing for data breaches - to detect them quickly, respond appropriately and ascertain exactly what happened - can help make the difference between a security incident having major or minor repercussions, says CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz.
The FBI is warning U.S. businesses to beware of business email compromise scams focused not just on creating fraudulent wire transfers, but also stealing personally identifiable information. Experts, however, are criticizing the FBI's alert as being too little, too late.
A hacker nicknamed Guccifer 2.0 claims to be the lone attacker who breached the Democratic National Committee's systems. The claim contradicts Crowdstrike's conclusion that two Russian state-sponsored groups were involved.
A massive scan of open internet ports confirms long-held assumptions that old, insecure internet protocols never die, and in fact may still thrive, especially in Belgium, says Rapid 7 security research manager Tod Beardsley.
Days after booting hackers from its network, the Democratic National Committee allowed incident-response firm Crowdstrike to publicly detail its findings. That's a rare - albeit welcome - move for other potential targets.