Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
InterContinental Hotels Group is warning customers that malware infected point-of-sale devices at a dozen of its hotel restaurants and bars in North America and the Caribbean for up to four months in 2016. But it's unclear if the breach ties to reported exploits involving POS service providers.
Google plans to appeal a court order to comply with search warrants asking for account information stored outside the U.S. The ruling comes as Microsoft recently prevailed in a similar case, creating legal ambiguity.
The FBI says it's continuing to investigate an international cybercrime ring that stole at least $1.2 million via malware, money mules and overseas bank transfers. So far, one Brooklyn-based man has pleaded guilty to related offenses.
When Army intelligence specialist Chelsea Manning leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, the federal government's security clearance process served as the main defense against malicious insiders. CERT's Randy Trzeciak explains how insider threat defenses have changed since then.
A report on passage by the House of Representatives of a bill aimed at toughening insider threat defenses at the Department of Homeland Security leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, analyzing the use of blockchain technology to secure healthcare data.
A suburban Dallas police department saw eight years' worth of digital evidence, including material for at least one active criminal case, frozen after a ransomware attack, another example of the continuing havoc caused by file-encrypting malware.
Cybersecurity strategies developed for data-centric information technology are not necessarily suitable for protecting operational technology, where availability, rather than confidentiality, is the key security concern, says Vikram Kalkat of Kaspersky Lab.
Australia wants to build a homegrown cybersecurity industry to lessen its dependence on foreign technology. The bright ideas that are generated domestically often end up commercialized by larger companies overseas, a top cybersecurity adviser says.
Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrency, has the potential to improve the privacy and security of health information exchange, says Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM Watson, which is collaborating with the FDA on a research project.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report debunks recent reports suggesting that Austrian hotel guests were locked into - and out of - their rooms by ransomware. Also, would a cybersecurity executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump advance the nation's existing efforts?
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
Offspring of the Zeus banking Trojan continue to spring to life. Functionally, however, security experts say most POS-infecting banking malware remains almost identical. So why aren't more organizations putting well-known defenses in place?
Three Eastern European men have been sentenced to five years in prison for their roles in helping a criminal gang steal $2.7 million from First Commercial Bank ATMs in Taiwan. Europol says two others involved in the thefts have been arrested in cooperation with Belarus and Romanian authorities.
Nearly three years after the Heartbleed bug - and 600,000 vulnerable servers - was discovered, the vulnerability lives on. The latest scans still count 180,000 at-risk servers. Why won't this bug just die?