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.
The more than 11,000 financial institutions that use the SWIFT interbank messaging network must annually prove they comply with its new cybersecurity standards or face being reported to regulators and business partners.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads off with a segment in which Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk explains that the massive Yahoo breach not only exposed the accounts of a half-billion customers, but also the weaknesses in the way enterprises employ hashed passwords.