Spear phishing is going to be a leading worry for banks in 2015, as hackers increasingly target bank employees to compromise credentials used to access consumer and business accounts as well as critical servers and systems.
At least 12 million home and small-office routers from 50 manufacturers have a flaw that an attacker could remotely exploit to seize control of the device, steal data and redirect users to attack sites, warns security vendor Check Point.
If the top breaches of 2014 taught the security world anything, it's that size and sector don't matter - all organizations are vulnerable. This infographic takes a look at the top incidents and the lessons security leaders took away from them.
Who hacked Sony Pictures? While the FBI still says North Korea ordered the online attack, new evidence suggests the hack may have been the work of insiders or hacktivists, and Russian-speaking attackers may have been involved.
As the NCUA Inspector General announces plans to investigate an October breach of sensitive customer data, former NCUA Chairman Michael Fryzel says breach response should be reviewed by all federal banking regulators.
North Korea criticizes President Obama for backing the release of a comedy about the assassination of its leader, denies ordering the hacking of Sony Pictures and blames the U.S. for its Internet and mobile network outages.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks, fueled by the interconnected nature of smart devices, will only continue to increase, says Matt Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks. "The infrastructure itself is insecure," he says.
The Christmas Day disruption of Sony's PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox Live network continue into a second day, with a hacking group known as Lizard Squad on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attacks.
While the FBI may have attributed the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment to North Korea, many information security experts remain unconvinced, based on the evidence that's been released to date.
After the complete collapse of network security at Sony Pictures - in the wake of its data breach - it's important that we highlight some of the organization's fundamental security mistakes. Here's a macro view of the lessons we must all learn.
In the wake of a data breach that followed a routine regulatory, a former regulator is asking why the agency failed to disclose the breach sooner, and why it has not accepted more responsibility for its error.
Once a file enters the network, we often lack the tools to monitor the file's behavior. In essence, using the point-in-time model, the security professional cannot retry the file for guilt or innocence.
A new report now claims the breach at JPMorgan Chase is linked to a server the bank's security team overlooked when upgrading to two-factor authentication controls. Why that oversight and a well-planned spear-phishing attack were all hackers needed.
Seeking a measured response to an attack on a non-critical infrastructure company requires carefully balancing a strong message to North Korea with one that doesn't result in escalating an encounter with a rogue nuclear nation.