A hacker exploited an unpatched, 12-month-old flaw in a small Australian defense contractor's IT help desk and stole data for the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, among other secrets, the Australian government has warned.
Equifax ex-CEO Richard Smith asserts that a single employee's failure to heed a security alert led to the company failing to install a patch on a critical system, which was subsequently exploited by hackers. But his claim calls into question whether poor patch practices and management failures were the norm.
When Yahoo first disclosed a massive 2013 breach last year, it said 1 billion accounts appeared to have been compromised. But the search giant, now owned by Verizon, says "new intelligence" has revealed that the breach compromised every single Yahoo account, affecting 3 billion users in total.
Finding an effective breach prevention provider is critical in order to safeguard an organization's assets. NSS Labs subjected nine cybersecurity market leaders to comprehensive, rigorous testing to determine how well each product handled current advanced threats and attack methods. All vendor products were evaluated...
Gartner's Avivah Litan, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in New York on Aug. 8, says hacker attribution is taking on new importance, as traditional methods of determining attack risk and detection linked to indicators of compromise are no longer effective.
Organizations can take steps in advance to help ensure that forensic investigations into data breaches and cyberattacks are successful, says security expert John "Drew" Hamilton, a professor at Mississippi State University.
The cybersecurity epitaph of the fired FBI director could read: "He showed courage to take on Apple." Comey publicly battled Apple CEO Tim Cook over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, becoming the face of the proponents who seek ways to bypass encryption on mobile devices.
In order to fully understand the impact of a breach, the detection of malware threats needs to be complemented by the proactive exploration of anomalous network behavior and inter-artifact relationships. This activity is supported by machine learning techniques, which can be leveraged to aggregate and classify events...
Travel industry software giant Sabre has alerted hotels that its software-as-a-service SynXis Central Reservations system - used by more than 36,000 properties - was breached and payment card data and customers' personal details may have been stolen.
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...
Adam Mudd has been sentenced to a two-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to developing and selling "Titanium Stresser," an on-demand DDoS attack tool tied to over 1.7 million attacks worldwide. Separately, Britain's high court ruled that Lauri Love can fight a U.S. extradition request.
A man who allegedly used a smartphone with a Tor proxy and VPN client to hide his online activities has been arrested and charged with narcotics distribution after U.S. Postal Service employees spotted him mailing large numbers of envelopes while wearing latex gloves.
FireEye's Mandiant investigative unit is seeing a revival in tried-and-true hacking techniques, ranging from social engineering to the snatching of OAuth tokens. Why are these old techniques still working?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.
Many IT professionals use remote administration tools to troubleshoot and fix PC problems remotely, just as if they were sitting behind the keyboard themselves. But these tools are also used for different purposes today. Both nation states and hacktivists use modified these tools, creating Remote Access Trojan's...