Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
TalkTalk's confusion in the wake of its recent data breach, as well as mangling of technical details and failure to encrypt customer data, demonstrate the importance of having an incident-response plan ready in advance of any breach, experts say.
The FBI is pursuing a suspected Russian hacker who reportedly amassed a trove of 1.2 billion stolen online credentials, plus payment card data and Social Security numbers, and who's offered access to hacked Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
As banking customers migrate to mobile channels, criminals are developing inventive new ways to commit fraud. In a video interview, Peter Klimek of Kaspersky Lab addresses the changing threat landscape and ways to improve cybersecurity.
Buoyed by massive illicit profits, cybercriminals have continued to refine their ransomware attacks, including updating their crypto techniques to foil decryption tools, encrypting file names and threatening to leak stolen secrets.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the hack attack against telecommunications provider TalkTalk. Separately, Vodafone UK also issued an alert of a breach, which it traced to reused passwords.
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.
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.
Security on the endpoint took a long time to move away from mere patching, hardening and anti-virus technologies. To fight advanced threats, experts say visibility on endpoints is being transformed by the advent of endpoint detection and response tools.
Prosecutors recommended that twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter serve a six-year and a two-year sentence, respectively, after pleading guilty to hacking-related charges. But one of the men received a much lighter sentence.