International law enforcement agencies are warning banking institutions and businesses about extortion attacks being waged by an entity known as DD4BC, or DDoS for Bitcoin. They're advising organizations not pay any ransom and to notify their ISPs and law enforcement officials of any threats.
Information security experts offer two timely Apple iOS device reminders: First, never jailbreak the devices. Second, enterprise security managers must ensure that they ruthlessly block any jailbroken devices from accessing corporate networks because they pose a security risk.
Because of commercial and governmental pressure to increase the use of electronic banking, cybersecurity risk is now the biggest challenge facing Singapore's financial institutions, says Lena NG of Clifford Chance.
Beyond APT30, another advanced threat group appears to be at work in India and the SEA region, targeting critical information assets. However, APT resiliency is not yet a part of the security lexicon, experts say.
The FBI has arrested a former manager at Machine Zone, which makes the multiplayer "Game of War: Fire Age," over allegations that he attempted to bargain sensitive corporate information for a better severance package.
With a majority of ATMs continuing to run on archaic WinXP platforms, questions arise around why these devices are not being built secure by design. EPS COO Prakash Joshi on ATM security challenges and developments.
CISOs who want to keep more cyber-attacks from succeeding should focus on decreasing the half-life of vulnerabilities, which refers to the amount of time it takes half of all systems affected by a vulnerability to get patched. That's the advice from Qualys' Wolfgang Kandek.
What's Silicon Valley secret that helps innovative startups to thrive and grow? And how does the startup ecosystem in India compare? Here is the story of Fixnix - The Silicon Valley-based GRC startup from India.
Three years after hacktivists targeted U.S. banks with a series of DDoS attacks, the size and magnitude of attacks continue to grow, but they're now more likely to be designed to facilitate fraud. Here's an update on the status of banks' mitigation strategies.
The Modi government has funded the proposed Smart Cities project, and Nasscom and Accenture now have developed an ICT blueprint. But some industry leaders say that security has not been sufficiently addressed.
To help mitigate the risk that blackmail and extortion campaigns might target employees, employers' security teams must regularly review post-breach data dumps as well ramp up enforcement of their corporate security policies, says Stephen Coty of Alert Logic.
Rand Corp.'s Martin Libicki sees circumstances in which a weaker economy could curtail Chinese cyber spying on U.S. companies. Then again, he says, the Chinese government could see spending money on hacking as an economic stimulus.
One security expert says the highly-publicized breach of online dating website Ashley Madison appears to include the exposure of sensitive, personal details relating to between 100,000 to 150,000 registered customers in India.