Target has reached a record settlement agreement with 47 states' attorneys general over its 2013 data breach. The breach resulted in hackers compromising 41 million customers' payment card details and contact details for more than 60 million customers being exposed.
Lessons India has learned in the aftermath of the global WannaCry ransomware epidemic include the need to overcome poor patching hygiene, widespread use of unlicensed software and a reactive security posture.
The digital transformation in the APAC region is being driven significantly by mobility and cloud, and there is a need to recalibrate the approach to security to factor in the new realities, regulations and challenges, says IBM Security's Vaidyanathan Iyer.
Weeks before the WannaCry outbreak, other attackers unleashed malware that targeted the same SMB flaw in Windows. But instead of installing ransomware, this campaign instead infected endpoints with Adylkuzz cryptocurrency mining software, security researchers say.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is taking steps to have more cloud service providers serve the government. But are the security requirements too tough for smaller players to achieve?
Microsoft's chief legal officer has slammed U.S. spy agencies, warning that civilians are at risk if governments stockpile libraries of software vulnerabilities that eventually fall into the hands of cybercriminals.
Criminals have long aimed to separate people from their possessions. So for anyone who follows ransomware, the WannaCry outbreak won't come as a shock. Nor will longstanding advice for surviving ransomware shakedowns: Prepare, or prepare to pay.
Microsoft has issued emergency security updates for some unsupported operating systems to protect against the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak. In addition, a researcher has accidentally disabled new infections from crypto-locking PCs, though he warns the respite will likely be temporary.
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The critical Active Management Technology flaw in many Intel chipsets' firmware can be remotely exploited using any password - or even no password at all - to gain full access to a system, security researchers warn. Numerous systems and even ATMs will require forthcoming firmware fixes.
Organizations have more endpoints today than ever, and securing those endpoints is challenging, because it's rare that any one organization is responsible for all the endpoints that touch its network and servers, says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research and strategy at NSS Labs.
An analysis on why small businesses are increasingly being targeted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, potential medical device hacks pose risk to patients, and payment fraud evolves as the threat landscape intensifies.
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