In December, PCI SSC plans to publish a new standard for solutions that enable "tap and go" transactions on merchant smartphones and other commercial off-the shelf mobile devices. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, offers insights on the role the standard will play in enhancing security for smaller merchants.
A Trend Micro employee stole and then sold contact information for 68,000 of the company's consumer subscribers, which led to a raft of unsolicited tech support scam calls, the company says. The employee has been fired. The incident highlights the risk of insider threats.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three men with perpetrating a campaign to infiltrate Twitter and spy on critics of the Saudi government. Two of the suspects formerly worked for Twitter, allegedly feeding details to Saudi handlers that could be used to identify and locate critics of the Saudi regime.
Organizations should develop a comprehensive strategy for managing third-party security risks and avoid over-reliance on any one tool, such as vendor security risk assessment, monitoring or ratings services, says analyst Jie Zhang of Gartner.
A misconfigured billing system that caused a mailing mishap affecting nearly 83,000 individuals has prompted Texas Health Resources to file 15 breach reports to federal regulators - one for each hospital involved.
Alleged Capital One hacker Paige A. Thompson has been released from prison and will stay in a halfway house until her trial in federal court next year. Prosecutors allege that Thompson stole over 100 million records from the bank earlier this year.
A handful of common lures still have astounding success in compromising computers: phishing emails, malicious links and the king of them all: the malicious Microsoft Office document. But Microsoft is introducing virtualized containers in Office 365, which will isolate untrusted documents.
By year's end, the National Institute of Standards and Technology should be ready to publish the first version of its privacy framework, a tool to help organizations identify, assess, manage and communicate about privacy risk, says NIST's Naomi Lefkovitz, who provides implementation insights.
What's the best way to spring your citizens from foreign jail if they've been detained on U.S. hacking charges? That's a question that continues to plague Russia, including in the ongoing case against Aleksey Burkov, who's been charged with being part of a $20 million payment fraud scheme.
Federal regulators have slapped two more organizations with hefty HIPAA enforcement fines. They also announced increases to future HIPAA civil monetary penalties to adjust for inflation - a move some observers say could create confusion and uncertainty, given an earlier announcement about cutting penalties.
Say hello to NortonLifeLock, as Symantec anti-virus for consumers is no more, following the sale of Symantec's enterprise assets and name to Broadcom for $10.7 billion. But can the new, pure-play consumer "cyber safety" business succeed where the combined consumer and enterprise business previously stumbled?
It's a laser-focused hack. Literally. Voice-controlled assistants such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant can be tricked into executing commands by precisely directing a laser beam at a device's microphone, according to new research released on Monday.
Business email compromise scams continue to proliferate. Last week, Japanese media company Nikkei revealed that an employee made a $29 million fraudulent transfer as a result of a scam. And in a separate scam, the city of Ocala, Florida, suffered losses of over $742,000.
Many businesses don't seem to be able to block the ongoing scourge of sophisticated business email compromise schemes. "Incidents are just increasing; there's a huge volume of business email compromise," says David Stubley, CEO at 7 Elements, a security testing firm and consultancy.