CERT Technical Manager Dawn Cappelli tells a tale of how three individuals, who unexpectedly quit their jobs at a law firm, used a free cloud service to sabotage files containing proprietary client information from their former employer.
A key difference between state-sponsored espionage and organized criminals or hacktivists is the level of persistence and determination to break through defenses. Here's advice from security experts on defending against nation-state attacks.
The biggest lesson banking institutions can learn from this week's reported $45 million global cyberheist: Old attacks always return. Learn why thwarting these coordinated fraud schemes is challenging.
Payment data and personal information are both attractive targets for criminals, says breach investigator Erin Nealy Cox of forensics firm Stroz Friedberg. Learn why she says card data isn't the only lucrative target.
Federal prosecutors have charged eight individuals in a massive cybercrime operation that involved hacking into payment card processors' networks, manipulating prepaid debit cards and withdrawing $45 million from ATMs worldwide.
Cloud computing providers must step up and develop approaches to prevent their employees from stealing or harming customer data they host, say two experts from Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Insider Threat Center.
How could global fraudsters steal $45 million from banking institutions without being detected or stopped? It's a process breakdown, not a technology failure, says fraud expert Avivah Litan of Gartner.
A recent spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices offers an important reminder of the emerging threat of mobile malware, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner.
A Defense Department report to Congress says China could use the targeted information to benefit its defense and high-technology industries as well as give Chinese policymakers a clear picture of U.S. leadership thinking on key China issues.