A British man who was initially arrested on suspicion of hacking English socialite Pippa Middleton's iCloud account has been sentenced to serve a three-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to unrelated fraud and blackmail crimes. But he may also have ties to The Dark Overlord extortion gang.
Take control of your SSH keys to minimize your risk of intrusion
SSH keys provide the highest level of access rights and privileges for servers, applications and virtual instances. Cyber criminals want this trusted status and invest considerable resources into acquiring and using SSH keys in their attacks.
SSH is used for secure administrative access, but what happens if it's not secure? Despite the sweeping access SSH keys grant, including root access, most are not as tightly controlled as their level of privilege requires.
If your organization doesn't know which administrators or SSH keys have access to which...
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.
As a digital forensics investigator, Vesta Matveeva of Russia's Group-IB has great insight into the latest cyberattack trends - and the attackers. What conclusions can we draw about how to bolster defenses in 2018?
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.
Equifax ex-CEO Richard Smith asserts that a single employee's failure to heed a security alert led to the company failing to install a patch on a critical system, which was subsequently exploited by hackers. But his claim calls into question whether poor patch practices and management failures were the norm.
When Yahoo first disclosed a massive 2013 breach last year, it said 1 billion accounts appeared to have been compromised. But the search giant, now owned by Verizon, says "new intelligence" has revealed that the breach compromised every single Yahoo account, affecting 3 billion users in total.
After a breach, businesses need to know their incident response from their digital forensics. Hint: Forensics enables organizations to know what happened, when and how, to guide incident responders as they defuse the problem, block further exploits and quickly restore all systems and data. Incident response expert...
Finding an effective breach prevention provider is critical in order to safeguard an organization's assets. NSS Labs subjected nine cybersecurity market leaders to comprehensive, rigorous testing to determine how well each product handled current advanced threats and attack methods. All vendor products were evaluated...
Gartner's Avivah Litan, a featured speaker at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in New York on Aug. 8, says hacker attribution is taking on new importance, as traditional methods of determining attack risk and detection linked to indicators of compromise are no longer effective.
Organizations can take steps in advance to help ensure that forensic investigations into data breaches and cyberattacks are successful, says security expert John "Drew" Hamilton, a professor at Mississippi State University.
The cybersecurity epitaph of the fired FBI director could read: "He showed courage to take on Apple." Comey publicly battled Apple CEO Tim Cook over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, becoming the face of the proponents who seek ways to bypass encryption on mobile devices.
Travel industry software giant Sabre has alerted hotels that its software-as-a-service SynXis Central Reservations system - used by more than 36,000 properties - was breached and payment card data and customers' personal details may have been stolen.
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...