If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. Numerous studies have found that the most seen malware attacks today are designed for cryptojacking. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out.
What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland? The "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" in Edinburgh focused on everything from securing the internet of things the rise of CEO fraud to the origins of "cyber" and how to conduct digital forensic investigations on cloud servers.
Over the past year, financial services organizations have seen an 87% increase in credential leakage, 149% increase in stolen credit cards, 151% increase in cyberattack indications and 49% increase in fake social media accounts. In addition, state-sponsored APT groups (with little to no financial motivation) have...
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: An analysis of how distraction tactics were used during a $10 million SWIFT-related hack at Banco de Chile. Also, a wrapup of Infosecurity Europe.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail says hackers stole 30 percent of all of the cryptocurrency tokens it was storing, but many have been successfully frozen or recalled. Security experts say cryptocurrency exchanges remain poorly secured, so they're popular targets for hackers.
While some payment companies are strongly protesting the Reserve Bank of India's mandate that they store all data locally by October 15, portraying compliance as costly and impractical, others support the move as a way to ensure data is protected.
The alluring promise of gold inspired almost half-a-million to risk it all and rush to California in the mid-20th century in hopes of striking it rich. Although gold mining was fruitless for the most part, cunning opportunists profited off of desperate '49ers by selling synthetic gold or mines of no real value. A...
Experts have long warned that bitcoin is not as private as it appears. The very design of bitcoin, as well as some other virtual currencies, can lend a surprising amount of information about the groups using it to transact. In fact, it's sometimes easier to track than if criminals used the banking system.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Cybersecurity expert Brian Honan provides insights on why organizations that are not yet compliant with GDPR need to focus on several key steps. Also: An assessment of the progress women are making in building careers in information security.
Compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which is now being enforced, will be tougher for large organizations in the payments sector because they have huge volumes of data, says Swati Sharma, a security specialist at British Telecom.
As Japan continues it push toward digital transactions, it's taking steps to ensure security, including adopting the PCI Data Security Standard, says Jeremy King, international director of the PCI Security Standards Council, who offers an update.
To secure India's growing digital payments ecosystem, it's vital to have comprehensive regulatory guidelines as well as a threat sharing platform, according to a new report by the Data Security Council of India and PayPal.
With the changing shift in fraud these days, a fraud risk manager really needs to look at the landscape holistically, from the perspective of the customer, with regards to fraud losses and operational expenses. The task then falls on these managers to address these challenges in a way that provides a frictionless...
This monthly Security Agenda will highlight some of the most recent additions to our course library. This month's edition features Federal Reserve's Jim Cunha on the future of secure payments. Another influencer, Amazon Web Services' Keith Carlson discusses future proofing against fraud. This edition also highlights...