New Ensighten research shows 83% of global organizations anticipate a potential data breach - yet two-thirds are not armed for prevention against this cyber threat. The risks revealed by this research into these concerning approaches to data security vulnerabilities cannot be allowed to persist, lest they threaten...
Customer accounts are an integral tool to help merchants foster customer loyalty. But when login credentials are compromised, they present a unique opportunity for fraudsters to commit CNP fraud and steal customer PII. In 2018 alone, Account Takeover attacks resulted in over $11 billion in losses.
The fallout from...
If you analyze any of the recently published cyber attacks, two patterns emerge:
80-90% of the attacks exploit an unpatched vulnerability or an unhardened, widely open system
70% of the attacks begin at the endpoints
While "cool" new products create a lot of buzz, cyber hygiene is often ignored. But, it must be...
So many products, so little value.
Organizations invest in multiple security products, train employees and manage activities, yet don't achieve their security goals. IT environments and endpoints are still vulnerable to attacks and exploits.
Most products have complicated or feature-rich functionality but only...
Security requirements need to be understood holistically in the context of your entire IT environment. Products and tools need to effectively address requirements without contributing to the chaos. Budgets and human resources are limited and need to be applied for maximum benefit.
But with hundreds of product...
Britain's privacy watchdog has proposed a record-breaking $230 million fine against British Airways for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to "poor security arrangements" that attackers exploited to steal 500,000 individuals' payment card data and other personal details.
HSBC paid a record $1.92 billion fine for money laundering violations in 2012. But no one ever went to jail for the crimes. Whistleblower Everett Stern discusses lessons learned from the case and the concept of "too big to jail."
Britain's biggest provider of forensic services, Eurofins, has paid a ransom to attackers who crypto-locked its systems with ransomware, the BBC reports. Experts say it's part of an alarming trend that seems sure to further embolden ransomware-wielding criminals.
Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.
Hackers appear to have accessed a new mobile payment app for 7-Eleven customers in Japan, taking about $500,000 from 900 customers over several days. Poor passwords and authentication designs by the company are likely to blame, according to media reports.
A distributed denial-of-service attacker who crashed a popular gaming service at Christmas has been sentenced to serve 27 months in prison. Austin Thompson has also been ordered to pay $95,000 in damages to Daybreak Games.
A recent $3 million bank heist in Bangladesh is likely the handiwork of "Silence," a Russian-speaking gang known for its slow and methodical attacks against banks and ATMs, according to an analysis by security firm Group-IB.
The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a warning that attackers are attempting to exploit an older vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook to plant remote access Trojans or other types of malware within government networks. Some researchers say the exploits could be tied to an Iranian-backed threat group.
Malicious actors are increasingly using social media platforms to spread malware to unsuspecting victims. In the latest incident, Facebook removed more than 30 pages from its platform after security analysts with Check Point Research found that a hacker had loaded them with malware.