Organizations face a variety of security challenges as they attempt to secure their environments from the ever-changing threat landscape. As they look to gain more insight from their security devices, while gaining improved speed to detect and respond, managed detection and response is becoming a go-to solution.
Known for targeting banks and ATMs in Russia and other Eastern European countries, the "Silence" gang apparently is now expanding into other regions, using a combination of custom malicious tools and "living-off-the-land" techniques, researchers report.
Facebook has fixed a security vulnerability in its digital marketplace that could have been abused to identify the precise location of a seller, and by extension, their goods. Police warn that thieves regularly trawl location data to find the owners and locations of high-value items.
Two security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5 million people had their email contact lists uploaded without consent.
A set of malicious tools, along with a list of potential targets and victims, belonging to an APT group dubbed OilRig has leaked online, exposing some of the organization's methods and goals, analysts say.
A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.
The advent of faster payments has helped accelerate authorized push payment fraud schemes in which victims are defrauded under false pretenses. Banking regulators are responding to the trend, and Rob Tharle of NICE Actimize offers advice for multilayered defense.
When it comes to browser security, one mistake made by consumers and enterprise alike is that they see the browser as a one-way window into the internet. The reality is quite different - and potentially costly if overlooked, says Pieter Arntz of Malwarebytes.
An unemployed British man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for his role in operating the Silk Road 2.0 darknet site, which succeeded the original Silk Road website after the FBI closed it in 2013, U.K. authorities say.
U.S. CERT has issued a fresh warning about a newly discovered Trojan called Hoplight that is connected to a notorious APT group with links to North Korea. The malware has the ability to disguise the network traffic it sends back to its originators, making it more difficult to track its movements.
Two Romanian nationals have been convicted by a federal jury for their roles in stealing more than $4 million from victims by creating a botnet of more than 400,000 PCs through custom-designed malware called Bayrob.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an update on a congressional report that slams Equifax for lacking a strong cybersecurity culture. Also featured: A new study on the status of women in the cybersecurity industry and the use of Android phones as security keys.