Hackers have been stealing the secret trading algorithms that are the lifeblood of many hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms, according to two security companies. What can be done to mitigate the risks?
The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for hijacking the website of Lenovo.com and redirecting visitors to an attacker-controlled site. It also indicates that it's now sitting on a cache of stolen Lenovo e-mail messages.
Authorities have disrupted a botnet that was serving up the Ramnit banking malware, which has infected 3 million PCs worldwide. But information security experts warn that the disruption will likely be temporary.
Were DDoS attacks against major American banks in 2012 waged in retribution for U.S. government actions? A recently leaked top-secret memo prepared in 2013 for Keith Alexander, who was then NSA director, seems to confirm that's the case.
Anthem Inc. now confirms that the health insurer's recent data breach compromised a database containing personal information on 78.8 million individuals, with information on millions potentially stolen.
The expansion of some major federal government cybersecurity initiatives would be suspended if Congress does not fund the Department of Homeland Security by week's end, when a temporary appropriation ends.
Lenovo says it is working to remotely delete Superfish adware that it preinstalled on many laptops for consumers. But US-CERT warns that many products use the Komodia root certificate that is triggering security warnings.
Texas has dropped a lawsuit that it filed last year against Xerox related to a dispute over access to Medicaid records containing PHI. Nevertheless, the case remains as one of the largest health data breaches listed on the federal tally.
Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
Information sharing and analysis organizations being formed under President Obama's new executive order must avoid becoming silos that only share cyberthreat intelligence "within their own walls," warns Deborah Kobza, executive director of NH-ISAC.
Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.
Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards.