Google says a buggy API update it pushed last month for its soon-to-be-mothballed Google+ social network exposed personal information for 52.2 million users. The data-exposure alert arrives just two months after Google admitted that a March problem with the same API exposed data for 500,000 users.
The massive data breach suffered by Equifax in 2017 "was entirely preventable," according to a report released by the House Oversight Committee's Republican majority. Some Democratic lawmakers have slammed the report for failing to advance legislative or oversight changes to help prevent breaches.
Hackers have been plugging inexpensive hardware into banks' local area networks to help perpetrate heists that have stolen tens of millions of dollars, warns Kaspersky Lab. It says that since 2017, the "DarkVishnya" attack campaign has hit at least eight Eastern European banks.
Victims of the massive Marriott International data breach, which exposed data for 500 million customers, including some passport numbers, may be able to claim reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a replacement passport, provided they can prove it led to fraud.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog says that six months after enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation began, it's seen a dramatic increase in data breach reports - as well as privacy complaints from the public.
The Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council recently unveiled the Cybersecurity Profile - a framework that integrates widely used standards and supervisory expectations to help financial institutions develop cyber risk management programs. Josh Magri of the Bank Policy Institute outlines key elements.
Credential abuse attacks and identity theft incidents are rising, with attackers leveraging botnets to launch coordinated campaigns with high success rates, says Aseem Ahmed of Akamai Technologies, who shares best practices for mitigating the threats.
A new study shows mobile apps in India seek access to more data than apps in other nations, says Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO at Arrka Consulting. Nadkarni says the data protection bill being considered in India eventually could help curb access to information via apps.
The easy availability of tools for designing face-swapping deep-fake videos drove Symantec security researchers Vijay Thaware and Niranjan Agnihotri to design a tool for spotting deep fakes, which they described in a briefing at the Black Hat Europe 2018 conference in London.
Australia's Parliament has passed new laws enabling it to compel technology companies to break their own encryption. Although the government argued the laws are needed to combat criminal activity and terrorism, opponents argued the powers could creep beyond their scope and weaken the security of all software.
Banks' boards of directors need to understand the implications of cybersecurity in terms of the overall risk structure, says Bhaskar Pramanik, a board member at State Bank of India and former chairman of Microsoft India.
Vaishali Bhagwat, cyber lawyer and advocate, contends that the "harms-based" approach in India's data protection bill is more appropriate than the "rights-based" approach taken by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation
Multifactor authentication and privilege-based controls are among the forms of identity and access management that can help security leaders address key vulnerabilities in their organizations, says Charanjit Singh Sodhi of Normura Wholesale, who offers advice.
As enterprises improve defense of their networks and data centers, cybercriminals increasingly are shifting their efforts to targeting privileged credentials. It's time, then, to take an identity-centric approach to security, says Aneesh Dhawan of Microsoft.
To improve enterprise visibility, network and security teams need to align and evolve the way they architect networks, says Gigamon's Ian Farquhar, who shares insights on how to enhance network visibility.