Massive data brokers - Equifax, Experian, Illion and others - are leveraging Australia's electoral roll, which is a tightly held and valuable batch of data. While this little-known practice might sound alarming, in fact it's required under Australia's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism rules.
The Indian Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology is reportedly working with the Indian government, banks and others to create an interoperable blockchain platform to improve security in the financial services sector. In a blueprint, it offers a roadmap for adoption of the technology.
FBI agents say the government shutdown is impeding their investigations, including cybersecurity probes, with the lack of funding compromising their ability to pay confidential informants and obtain warrants or subpoenas.
Cisco is out with findings from its 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study, which shows the impact of GDPR compliance as well as how customers are asking more questions about how their data is secured. Cisco Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Dennedy analyzes the survey.
As the value of cryptocurrency has plummeted, so too have the number of cryptomining infections being seen in the wild, reports security firm Malwarebytes. Taking its place, however, are criminals wielding advanced malware such as Emotet and Trickbot.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says executive branch agencies are being targeted by attacks aimed at modifying Domain Name System records, which are critical for locating websites and services. The warning comes as security companies have noticed a rise in DNS attacks.
The coming end-of-support for Windows Server 2008 leaves organizations with few viable options to receive updates beyond the cut-off date of January 14, 2020. Upgrading will be no small feat as roughly 70% of enterprise Windows applications run on Windows Server 2008 or earlier versions*.
The coming end-of-support for Windows Server 2008 leaves IT organizations with few viable options to receive security updates beyond the cut-off date of January 14, 2020. Upgrading will be no small feat as roughly 70% of enterprise Windows applications run on Windows Server 2008 or earlier versions*.
France has hit Google with a 50 million euro ($57 million) fine for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. The country's data regulator says Google doesn't inform users in a clear way how their data is being collected and processed for targeted advertising.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is close to concluding its investigation into Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Washington Post reports, noting that the social network may face a record-setting fine, exceeding the $22.5 million fine the FTC in 2012 slammed on Google.
Banks in West Africa have been targeted by at least four hacking campaigns since mid-2017, with online attackers wielding commoditized attack tools and "living off the land" tactics to disguise their efforts, Symantec warns.
Venture capitalists invested $5.3 billion in cybersecurity companies in 2018, about 20 percent more than in 2017 and twice as much as 2016, according to research from Strategic Cyber Ventures. What's ahead for 2019 and beyond?
Airline booking system provider Amadeus - whose system is used by 500 airlines - is investigating a software vulnerability that exposed passenger name records, which is the bundle of personal and travel data that gets collected when booking a flight.
Australian security expert Troy Hunt says an 87 GB compilation of username and password combinations - drawn from more than 2,000 databases - includes 773 million unique email addresses for apparent use in credential-stuffing attacks. Takeaway: Use a unique password for every site, or else.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged seven individuals and two organizations with being part of an international scheme that hacked the SEC's EDGAR document system, stole nonpublic corporate information and used it to illegally earn $4.1 million via insider trading.