While sophisticated cyberattacks and high-profile mega-breaches get most of the attention, European fraud experts say less sophisticated attacks are far more common and pose a greater fraud risk. At ISMG's Fraud Summit in London, they called for global collaboration to fight fraud.
British police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the suspected hack of TalkTalk. Security experts say that if a teenager was responsible, it's going to be difficult for the communications firm to prove that it takes customers' data security seriously.
Cyberattacks are challenging our current methods of defense, says Lance James, a global cyber intelligence adviser at the consultancy Unit 221b. In a video interview, he discusses the changes in tools and skills that must be made to fend off fast-moving adversaries.
A third data breach affecting TalkTalk has prompted sharp questions from U.K. public officials about whether stronger breach notification laws and breach-related penalties might help prevent more such incidents from occurring.
The recent data breach at U.K.-based telecom company TalkTalk illustrates that breach risk mitigation is a critical issue worldwide. PCI's Jeremy King, who will be a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud Summit London on Oct. 27, explains why European data security is getting more scrutiny.
HP has agreed to sell its intrusion detection and prevention software unit TippingPoint to security vendor Trend Micro for $300 million. But analysts say Trend Micro faces stiff breach detection and incident response competition.
Someone green-light this drama: Sony, after suffering a massive data breach that led to the leak of personal information and embarrassing corporate emails, has agreed to a data-breach settlement worth up to $8 million.
The FBI and Secret Service are investigating reports that CIA Director John Brennan's personal AOL email account was hacked by an American teenager, who found and leaked sensitive information on top U.S. intelligence and national security officials.
Dow Jones has dismissed a competitor's report, which claims that attackers operating from Russia hacked into the company's servers and stole sensitive financial information for insider-trading purposes.
ATM fraud losses are increasing globally, and we can expect to see this trend continue as the U.S. ramps up its migration to EMV at the point of sale. Unattended terminals are easy to compromise, and they will always be among fraudsters' favorite targets.
Newly discovered breaches at E*Trade Financial and Dow Jones highlight hackers' increasing attempts to steal, sell and utilize personal information. Security experts describe PII's value for fraudsters and scammers and offer lessons learned from these and other incidents.
Dell's announcement that it plans to purchase storage maker EMC for a mind-boggling $67 billion does not make clear the fate of EMC's information security unit, RSA. Analysts believe Dell has not yet determined whether RSA fits into its long-term plans or should be sold or spun off.
Security researchers have demonstrated in a lab setting an information-stealing attack against Amazon Web Services users. But Amazon says its customers "using current software and following security best practices are not impacted by this situation."