Criminals continue their quest for acquiring cryptocurrencies without having to buy and manage their own mining equipment. They're resorting to attacks aimed at stealing the cryptocurrencies via hacking, phishing, fake advertising and web injection attacks via repurposed banking Trojans.
Interest in deception technology is growing because it can play a valuable role in improving intrusion detection, says Anton Chuvakin of Gartner, who explains the intricacies of the emerging technology in an in-depth interview.
Attorney Steven Teppler, who recently wrote a report that addresses risks related to the internet of things, offers insights on risk management steps organizations in all sectors must take as IoT devices proliferate in the enterprise.
Arkansas developer Taylor Huddleston has been sentenced to serve more than two years in prison for developing, marketing and selling two tools designed to be used maliciously - the NanoCore remote access Trojan and Net Seal license software.
Certificate authorities continue to be tricked into issuing bogus TLS certificates. A study by Recorded Future found that at least three underground vendors can supply fraudulent TLS certificates, which pose serious risks to data security and privacy.
As banking institutions of all sizes maximize their digital channels, there is growing tension between the need to prevent fraud and the desire to maintain a frictionless customer experience. IBM Trusteer's Valerie Bradford discusses how to defuse this tension.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The Department of Justice indicts Russians for allegedly running an industrialized troll factory designed to influence U.S. politics. Also, a feature in Australia's new real-time payment system could be abused by identity thieves.
Want to meddle with a democracy? Just use its social media outlets against it to amplify already existing social divisions. That's the quick take on the indictment recently unsealed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that accuses Russians of running an "active measures" campaign against the United States.
Now that it's been confirmed that an insider at Punjab National Bank paved the way for $1.8 billion in fraudulent transactions, RBI, the nation's central bank, is reiterating the need to strengthen security measures tied to SWIFT interbank transactions, and security experts are offering risk mitigation advice.
After a U.S. indictment charged Russians with running a troll factory that interfered in U.S. elections, groups tracking online disinformation campaigns warn that Russian bots are now debating the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The White House is facing questions over what it's doing to deter Moscow.
Australia's real-time payments platform, which launched last week, includes a feature designed to reduce fraud and erroneous payments. Ironically, the feature may also expose users to social engineering attacks.
Google has begun activating a new feature in Chrome that will block 12 types of intrusive advertisements. But some security experts say the online advertising industry needs to solve the malware and privacy problems that have caused users to turn to ad-blocking and anti-tracking tools.
Following banks in India and Russia reporting losses due to fraudulent transactions via the SWIFT interbank messaging platform, security experts are advising banks to be more vigilant and to take certain security steps, including better securing of remittance transactions.
Microsoft has been working to reduce the ability of attackers who use the PowerShell scripting language to "live off the land" in enterprise networks, in part via machine learning. But IT administrators should also have these three essential malicious PowerShell script defenses in place.
Is U.S. computer crime justice draconian? That's one obvious question following England's Court of Appeal ruling that suspected hacker Lauri Love would not be extradited to the United States, in part, because they said the U.S. justice system could not be trusted to treat Love humanely.