With ransomware attackers having already launched attack code with themes ranging from horror movies and Pokemon to Hitler to cats, it was only a matter of time before they decided to beam Star Trek's Kirk and Spock direct to would-be victims' PCs.
With apologies to Troy Hunt, the last thing you want to see in the morning as you're having your first cup of coffee and scanning the interwebz for cat videos is a notice from his "Have I Been Pwned" breach-alert service.
In the wake of a recent breach of the Singapore Ministry of Defense's I-net system, the ministry has unveiled a cyber defense strategy to help guard against similar attacks. Some 2,600 cyber defenders will be trained.
Hackers have been targeting the likes of AOL and Yahoo, in part, because a certain generation of users - including many senior U.S. officials - continue to use the services to send and store state secrets. Let's make sure future generations don't make similar mistakes.
FireEye's Mandiant investigative unit is seeing a revival in tried-and-true hacking techniques, ranging from social engineering to the snatching of OAuth tokens. Why are these old techniques still working?
U.S. prosecutors are expected to soon issue indictments charging four individuals with launching hack attacks against Yahoo, Bloomberg reports. But it's unclear to which of the two massive Yahoo breaches the charges might relate.
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
IRDAI's draft information and cybersecurity framework developed in collaboration with industry working groups is set to be finalized soon. The draft is fairly comprehensive and will set a serious tone for security at a board level, experts say.
A coding error by Cloudflare exposed data relating to more than 2,500 Singapore websites owned by various organizations in private and public sectors. SingCERT has issued a related security advisory with mitigation steps, but do such alerts prompt action?
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
In an analysis of Verizon's new Data Breach Digest 2017, Ashish Thapar, the company's APJ managing principal for investigative response, highlights the need to improve the security of the IoT infrastructure and offers breach response insights based on case studies.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
The Reserve Bank of India has mandated that all banks must report all unusual cyber incidents within two to six hours to enable issuing suitable cautionary advisories to other banks. Experts discuss the challenges financial institutions will face in complying with the new requirement.
Déjà vu "smart toy" information security fail: Spiral Toys, maker of internet-connected CloudPets, is under fire for exposing 821,000 user records online - now being ransomed - as well as links to 2.2 million parents' and children's voice recordings.