Security probes into IoT vulnerabilities too often swerve into creepy territory. Take security researchers at Check Point who discovered they could seize control of an internet-connected LG vacuum cleaner's camera, allowing them to turn a roving robotic cleaner into a spy cam.
Anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab says that an internal probe has confirmed that in 2014 a PC running its anti-virus software flagged and submitted new Equation Group APT malware variants. But after an analyst realized the provenance of the source code, the firm says its CEO ordered that it be immediately deleted.
DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz's examination of the growing threats facing the critical energy sector leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also in this report: A discussion of safeguarding the telehealth marketplace.
Security companies are warning that a global attack using compromised IoT devices may be coming soon. Check Point says one million organizations are running a device infected with IoTroop, also known as Reaper, which is botnet code that perhaps is related to Mirai but spreads in a much different way.
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.
North Korea's leaders apparently blew a gasket over "The Interview," a comedy film that centered on an assassination plot against North Korea's leader. So how might the country have reacted to U.S.-South Korean "decapitation strike" plans reportedly stole last year by Pyongyang-affiliated hackers?
Credit-reporting agency Equifax now says records exposed in the massive data breach it revealed last month included information relating to 15.2 million U.K. residents - a much higher figure than the business first suggested.
It is said that "Data is the new oil." If that's the case, then organizations need to do a far better job inventorying and securing their wells, says Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks. He offers insights on leveraging and securing data.
In response to nation-state attackers targeting its account users, Google reportedly is planning to offer stronger authentication to politicians, corporate executives and other at-risk individuals as part of a service called the Advanced Protection Program.
A zero-day vulnerability in Apple's built-in password manager can be exploited, allowing attackers to steal all stored credentials in clear-text format, a security researcher warns. The flaw affects the latest version of macOS - High Sierra - plus one or more prior versions.
Attackers are increasingly hacking into banks' networks to gain access to the IT infrastructure connected to their ATMs, security experts warn. Attackers push malware onto ATMs that's designed to allow money mules to "jackpot" or "cash out" the machines, then delete itself.
It's the age of "open banking," and that means changes for banking institutions and their customers - as well as for the fraudsters. Shaked Vax of IBM Security Trusteer talks about new vulnerabilities and anti-fraud strategies.
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, promised the Senate banking committee Tuesday that his agency is pursuing numerous cybersecurity improvements in the wake of a May 2016 breach.
Researchers investigating the CCleaner malware outbreak have had a lucky break: The attackers' backup server shows that they pushed secondary malware onto systems at Intel, VMware, Fujitsu and Asus, among others, as part of what appears to be a very targeted attack campaign.