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FBI director James Comey hit out at Apple and Google over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.
New research shines a light on the continuing evolution of the BlackEnergy malware.
jQuery.com, the official website for the popular JavaScript library, has been compromised for a second time in less than a week.
Bitdefender is warning the employees and IT administrators of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to be on the lookout for fake emails designed to distribute information-stealing malware.
According to the Internet Crime Compliant Center, a review of FBI cyber-investigations recently has revealed an uptick of businesses suffering significant losses due to insider threats.
Viator, the tour-booking company acquired this summer by TripAdvisor for $200 million, is notifying roughly 1.4 million customers that their payment card data and personal details might have been compromised following a data breach.
The official website for the popular JavaScript library jQuery (jquery.com) has been compromised and abused by cybercriminals to distribute information-stealing malware, according to reports.
Representatives from European banks have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Europol in an effort to enhance cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.
The FBI vowed to widen a probe into the massive hacking of naked celebrity photos if necessary, after new reported leaks including nude shots of Kim Kardashian.
The group was allegedly involved in withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars from ATMs in Spain as part of a global cyber-fraud operation

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James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.
Adam Firestone's picture
The time has come for the technology professions to demonstrate ethical maturity and adopt standards of ethical conduct to which we hold ourselves and our peers accountable.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Cybercrime “case studies” are always impersonal, right? Would you get more out of specific stories of individuals caught in the cross hairs instead of corporate entities?
Wade Williamson's picture
The most important aspect for us as security professionals is to realize that the man-in-the-browser is not going away, and to understand what exactly has made it so successful.
Mark Hatton's picture
So what does the World Cup have to do with cyber security? A great deal actually. Anytime there is a large-scale global event, there is a sharp spike in the number of cyber scams that are unleashed.
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Wade Williamson's picture
In the same way we have watched APT techniques trickle down from nation-state actors to more opportunistic criminals, we should expect MitB to expand from financial services to all types of applications.