The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of why the FireEye breach is a wake-up call for the cybersecurity industry. Also featured: Monero cryptocurrency scams; key considerations for cloud security.
A Florida-based company that provides support services to hundreds of dental practices in 20 states says it's been hacked, exposing information - including payment card numbers - on more than 1 million patients.
If FireEye - one of the top cybersecurity firms - can't protect itself, how can clients be sure anything from anyone will keep them safe? The myth of a "secured environment" has been revealed to be exactly that.
FireEye, one of the world's top cybersecurity firms, says attackers stole its penetration testing tools and sought information about government clients. But FireEye doesn't believe the suspected nation-state hackers exfiltrated any data.
The U.S. National Security Agency is warning that Russian state-sponsored threat actors are attempting to exploit a known vulnerability in several VMware products, according to an alert. Federal agencies are urged to apply fixes as soon as possible.
Ransomware innovation seems to know no bounds, as crime gangs seek new ways to make crypto-locking malware ever more profitable. Beyond data-leak sites and affiliate programs, gangs have also been using call centers to cold-call victims, tell them they've been hit by ransomware and request payment.
A source code flaw in the Google Play store platform could enable attackers to perform remote code execution for credential theft on several prominent apps, a new report by security firm Check Point Research finds.
New Zealand's refreshed Privacy Act, which came into effect Tuesday, introduces breach notification requirements and civil penalties. It also holds data handlers to higher responsibilities to counter new threats to personal data. But the law doesn't impose financial penalties as severe as the EU's GDPR.
Canon USA has finally acknowledged that a ransomware attack earlier this year involved the theft of corporate data, including such employee information as Social Security numbers and financial account numbers.
Sophos is warning that some of its customers may have had their data exposed to a misconfigured internal system, according to a published report. The security firm confirmed that a "small set" of customers was affected.
Last week, fraudsters targeted two cryptocurrency platforms by accessing domains managed by GoDaddy, according to notices published by the victimized firms. The domain register company previously has had issues with unauthorized access.