Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: The Trump administration sanctions Russian organizations and individuals over U.S. election interference, the NotPetya campaign and energy sector hacks. Also featured: A deep dive into the use of so-called active defense.
The PCI Security Standards Council is offering 40 percent lower fees for participating organizations in nations with lower-income economies. "We want to encourage countries in Africa and South Asia to get engaged with us," Jeremy King, international director at PCI SSC, tells ISMG in an exclusive interview.
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice have both charged Jun Ying, a former CIO at data broker Equifax, with engaging in illegal insider trading after he determined that his employer had suffered a massive breach.
To the surprise of many, $120 million allocated by Congress since late 2016 to help the State Department combat foreign governments' U.S.-focused propaganda and disinformation campaigns hasn't been spent. Meanwhile, midterm U.S. elections are fast approaching.
Whoever unleashed malware built to disrupt last month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, designed it to look like it had been executed by a group of hackers tied to North Korea. But researchers at the security firm Kaspersky Lab say any such attribution would be false.
Kaspersky Lab says it has uncovered an elegantly written piece of malware that leverages a Latvian-designed router to launch stealthy attacks. The security firm hints that the malicious code could only have come from a well-resourced attacker, but it stops short of naming one.
Regulators are struggling to keep up with the proliferation of online trading schemes. Here's the story of an Australian woman who lost AU$63,000 on a platform called Millennium-FX. She is trying to recover her money, which ended up in an account controlled by a 30-year-old Russian man who lives in Cyprus.
A zero-day flaw in Adobe Flash, recently patched, has been targeted by a group of attackers that may have ties to North Korea as part of an apparent attempt to hack into Turkish banks, security firm McAfee warns. It notes that there are signs that financial institutions in other countries are also being targeted.
The U.S. Senate is considering a banking reform bill that would ban credit agencies' practice of charging for a credit freeze, one of the crucial steps experts say can help pre-empt identity theft. Lawmakers have been under intense pressure to create laws that better protect consumers following Equifax's data breach.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: America's top general says the U.S. response to Russian election interference isn't as well coordinated as it needs to be, and Pennsylvania sues Uber for failing to notify data breach victims in a timely manner.
Too many organizations lack an effective strategy for using the latest security technologies to protect their data centers, says Sridhar Pinnapureddy, founder and CEO at CtrlS Datacenter, Asia's largest Tier 4 data center.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an unequivocal promise about the extradition potential for 13 Russian nationals accused of working for a Kremlin-backed troll factory: "Never." It's unclear how the U.S. might best battle Russia's influence operations.
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Uber for allegedly violating the state's mandatory breach notification law. It's the latest in a long string of legal and regulatory repercussions Uber is facing after waiting more than a year to disclose a serious breach.