Ethiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. Their findings have revived longstanding concerns over some governments' potential abuse of powerful surveillance tools.
The hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida, Reuters reports. But numerous questions remain about the 2016 breach, including whether the payment was a bug bounty, extortion payoff or hush money.
In an era where users are working simultaneously across mobile, social and cloud applications and platforms, organizations need to deploy identity and access management solutions that can scale and adapt quickly. IBM's Sean Brown describes the rise of Identity as a Service.
Denial of Service, web application layer attacks, credential abuse and IoT - these are the attack trends and vectors that will make headlines in 2018. Ryan Barnett of Akamai offers insight into how to prepare your defenses.
If you want to anticipate a prospective hacker's moves, then you'd better be able to think like one. That's the position of Terry Cutler, an ethical hacker who dedicates his time to testing organization's cybersecurity defenses - and their people.
A report on the SEC targeting a Canadian company for fraud, alleging it cheated investors by exploiting a so-called Initial Coin Offering crowdsourcing funding system, leads the ISMG Security Report. Also, an NSA analyst pleads guilty in a case involving storing classified data on his home PC.
As data breaches increase in scale and frequency, businesses must ensure an effective, swift and well-orchestrated response. To help them, ISMG on Wednesday and Thursday will host a Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Mumbai offering insights from 20 leading CISOs and many other experts.
The lack of skilled personnel is hampering incident response, but automation can help, says Mike Fowler of DFLabs. Providing responders with "playbooks" for step-by-step incident response processes, for example, is essential, he contends.
A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
Beleaguered ride-sharing service Uber has informed Britain's privacy regulator that 2.7 million U.K. riders and drivers had personal details exposed by the massive 2016 data breach that it covered up for a year.
Canadian citizen Karim Baratov has pleaded guilty to targeting more than 11,000 webmail accountholders to steal their passwords, including targeting 80 Gmail accounts at the request of an alleged Russian intelligence agent tied to a 2014 hack attack against Yahoo that exposed 500 million accounts.