Potentially capping a fraught political showdown, China's TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has chosen Oracle to be its U.S. "technology partner," rejecting a bid by Microsoft. But Chinese state media suggests reports of a deal might be premature.
A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of news media reports warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing. But on closer examination, the alleged "social media warfare database" looks like public information largely scraped from social media sites.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay. Also featured: Preventing digital currency counterfeits; a proposed health data privacy framework.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
Contact-tracing apps are continuing to take shape around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Using privacy-by-design principles is critical to building trust in these apps, says privacy expert Ann Cavoukian.
Blackbaud is one of a growing number of organizations that say they paid ransomware attackers primarily for their promise to delete exfiltrated data. A class action lawsuit filed against the software vendor in the wake of its breach notification questions whether attackers' promises have any merit.
About 54,000 Australian driver's licenses were exposed in an open Amazon Simple Storage Service bucket, according to a security researcher. It remains unclear what entity or agency exposed the data and whether those affected will be notified.
He'd worked at NASA, Visa and Time Warner and stepped in at Home Depot after it was hacked in 2014. But nothing quite prepared Jamil Farshchi for the spotlight he'd face when he took over as CISO at Equifax after its massive 2017 data breach. He discusses how the Equifax security organization has rebounded.
An advertising software development kit called Mintegral that's embedded in 1,200 iOS apps misattributes ad clicks and logs potentially sensitive app data, security firm Snyk alleges. But Apple says there's no evidence the SDK is harming users.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing big businesses to rethink their security plans. For example, the National Football League is experimenting with "zero trust" architectures, while Jet Blue is focusing on more frequent risk assessments.
Researchers at Check Point developed a one-click attack against Amazon's popular voice-controlled assistant Alexa that could reveal a user's voice history or personal information. Amazon has fixed the web application security flaws but says Check Point's demo video is misleading.