What are the top trends shaping the rising tide of financial fraud in 2019, and what can security professionals expect in the months and years to come? Trace Fooshee of Aite Group discusses changes in the fraud landscape.
What stands out most about a proposed $74 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against Premera Blue Cross in the wake of a 2014 data breach? Technology attorney Steven Teppler offers insights in this interview.
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4 TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person.
Microsoft is warnings about a large-scale spamming campaign hitting several countries in Europe, with the attackers using an old Office exploit to send emails to victims that contain malware in RTF attachments.
The White House budget chief is seeking to delay a ban on the U.S. government using products manufactured by Huawei. In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Russell T. Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, says organizations need more time to switch suppliers.
A flurry of class action lawsuits has already been filed by individuals alleging they have been injured by a data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which impacted more than 20 million patients of at least three medical laboratory testing firms.
A new botnet called GoldBrute is actively scanning the internet and using brute-force methods to attack 1.5 million Windows machines that have exposed Remote Desktop Protocol connections, according to research from Morphus Labs. The goal of group controlling the botnet is not clear.
Federal prosecutors brought racketeering and other charges against four people, including one U.S. citizen, related to Darkode, a notorious online forum that specialized in buying and selling of malware and other hacking tools. Law enforcement closed the site nearly four years ago.
A month after Baltimore's IT network was hit with the RobbinHood ransomware variant, officials believe the May 7 attack will cost $18 million, which includes recovering and restoring computer systems as well as lost municipal revenue.
Tech Data says it has disabled a logging server used for its StreamOne cloud services marketplace after a data exposure. Tech Data differs with researchers over the sensitivity over what was exposed, but the logging server is offline now.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes Apple's newly announced single sign-on function that's built with privacy in mind. Plus, a discussion of the "other" insider threat and an Infosecurity Europe conference recap.
As spotlighted by the recent American Medical Collection Agency breach impacting at least four clients and more than 20 million of those companies' patients so far, vendor risk management is an increasingly critical component of information security, says Eddie Chang of Travelers Insurance.
A security researcher has posted a demonstration showing how an attacker could exploit the BlueKeep vulnerability to take over a Windows device in a matter of seconds. Meanwhile, the NSA has joined Microsoft in urging users to patch devices before an attacker takes advantage of this vulnerability.
A third medical lab test firm - BioReference Laboratories - has acknowledged that it's a victim of the data breach at American Medical Collection Agency, which may have exposed data on more than 20 million patients. Meanwhile, at least four state attorneys general are now investigating the breach.