The internet of things is being compromised by malware-wielding attackers exploiting default credentials baked into devices. What will it take for manufacturers to ship devices that are secure by default?
Enterprises should employ new modeling, simulation and intelligence tools to provide insight into potential exploitable attack vectors before an incident occurs, Michelle Cobb, vice president at Skybox Security, says in a video interview.
Even when entangled in billing or other disputes with covered entities, business associates may not hold hostage the protected health information of patients, federal regulators say in recently issued guidance.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker suggests that regulatory agencies should implement cyber threat information sharing programs with the businesses they regulate, not only to enhance their IT security, but to build a collaborative environment between the two, often adversarial sides.
Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.
The FTC has denied LabMD's request for a "stay," or delay, in implementing the regulator's final order stemming from a longstanding dispute over the cancer testing lab's information security practices. LabMD has asked an appellate court to review the case.
A new kind of malware for Mac OS X has been linked to Fancy Bear, the Russian group suspected of hacking the DNC and the World Anti-Doping Agency. But the malware only poses a low risk to users, experts say.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a discussion with DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz on why online cybercrime is growing. Also, the status of the U.S. government's cyberthreat information sharing initiative.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.
Want to build a cybercrime empire predicated on selling stolen payment card data? Here's how carder forum Vendetta Network blends outsourcing, partnerships and best-of-breed tools to maximize profits while minimizing risk.
Blunting Yahoo's attempt to blame nation-state attackers for its record-breaking breach, security firm InfoArmor says it's traced the 2014 hack to a cybercrime gang that's quietly resold the stolen data several times over.
A new watchdog agency report says HHS needs to provide much more guidance on how healthcare organizations should implement controls identified by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. But some security experts are calling for bolder action - an update of the HIPAA Security Rule.
A new cyberattack trend report from Europol notes that while online criminals continue to refine their capabilities, old and unsophisticated attacks too often still succeed, thanks to poor digital hygiene and a lack of security by design and user awareness.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.