Security vendor ProtectWise says a series of operating mistakes has allowed it to gain insight into a group, believed to be affiliated with Chinese intelligence, that specializes in stealing code-signing certificates. The certificates allow for the signing of malware that's unlikely to raise security alarms.
Cybersecurity and fraud prevention functions need to start working more closely together to share and leverage cross-functional knowledge that can help improve security, says Michael Thelander of iovation.
What matters most, right now, to the information security community? At RSA 2018, RSA's president said WannaCry was a wakeup call for vulnerability and risk management. Other experts see artificial intelligence, machine learning and secure coding as hot trends.
A dozen medication and supply management products from Becton Dickinson and Co. are vulnerable to flaws identified last year in the WPA2 protocol, putting the products at risk for so-called KRACK attacks, according to a federal alert. Such attacks can potentially lead to malware infections.
The attackers behind SamSam ransomware have been focusing not on infecting individuals' computers, but rather the systems of large organizations that they hope will pay for a "volume discount" - in one case, $46,000 - to decrypt all of their systems at once.
Industrial control system environments are tough to hack, because each is unique, says Sergio Caltagirone of Dragos. But the recent emergency of Triton malware shows that attackers have been testing how to compromise some environments, which could have catastrophic results.
Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, is leaving Facebook. His departure marks another exit of a high-level privacy and security advocate. If Facebook continues to lose those who could better influence the social networking site's worrying views toward user data, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Mexico's central bank says attackers attempted to hack its interbank electronic transfer system, but says no client money was lost. It's activated "contingency measures" at the targeted banks and says payment transfers could slow as a result.
Twitter is now caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal: The social network sold public Twitter data to Aleksandr Kogan, the same person who sold Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica. Twitter says Kogan obtained no private information on users.
As director of the NSA for nearly a decade, Gen. Keith Alexander (retired) saw the nation-state cybersecurity threat evolve from a nuisance to a sophisticated adversary. Now, as CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, he's spearheading a defense.
Hacking is a global phenomenon, says Liv Rowley, an intelligence analyst at Flashpoint who's been tracking the rise, fall and mysterious reappearance of Cebolla Chan 3.0, the Latin American region's top Spanish language hacking forum.