Next to corporate communications that claim that "your security is important to us," any website post titled "security update" portends bad news. So too for question-and-answer site Quora, which says a hack exposed 100 million users' personal details, including hashed passwords and private content.
Visa and MasterCard have pushed back their EMV fraud liability shift date for U.S. pay-at-the-pump gas terminals from October 2017 to October 2020. They made the right decision, given the relatively low rates of card fraud at gas pumps.
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos learned that Russia had thousands of pilfered emails containing "dirt" on Hillary Clinton three months before they appeared online, according to court documents.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
Voting in the United States carries a huge privacy cost: states give away or sell voters' personal information to anyone who wants it. In this era of content micro-targeting, rampant misinformation and identity theft schemes, this trade in voters' personal data is both dangerous and irresponsible.
Cybercrime is a business and, like any business, it's driven by profit. But how can organizations make credential theft less profitable at every stage of the criminal value chain, and, in doing so, lower their risk?