State officials in Texas say that at least 23 local government entities have fallen victim to a coordinated ransomware attack unleashed on Friday morning. Security experts say attackers continue to pummel local governments, and illicit profits have been rising.
The Indian government is putting pressure on WhatsApp to develop a mechanism to trace the origins of fake messages that threaten the nation's security. Will WhatsApp take action? And what do security experts say about the feasibility?
Building a public/private partnership for cybersecurity is time consuming and resource-intensive, but such a model can play a key role in protecting critical infrastructure, says Ravikishor Mundada, CEO of the Center of Cybersecurity Excellence, Government of Karnataka.
License plate and traveler photos collected at the U.S. border have been compromised after a federal government subcontractor was hacked. While Customs and Border Protection officials claim the image data hasn't been seen online, security experts say it's already available for download via a darknet site.
Many corporate boards of directors in India have made progress in recognizing cybersecurity as a priority. But clearly, they still have a lot of work to do. Panelists at a recent ISMG summit in Bengaluru offer insights.
At this week's Information Security Media Group Fraud & Breach Summit in Bengaluru, India, national cybersecurity coordinator Lt. Gen. (retired) Rajesh Pant spoke about the challenges facing the country over the coming years.
Over the past two years, the number of ransomware attacks against state and local government agencies has increased. But at the same time, these victims are paying less to attackers. A new analysis by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future asks: Why the discrepancy?
Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Latha Reddy, India's former deputy national security adviser, says the nation should designate election infrastructure as "critical information infrastructure" to help ensure that cybersecurity is a much higher priority. She also spells out other critical steps.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has formed a committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data security practices and suggest recommendations for preventing data breaches that affect critical infrastructure. How are security experts reacting?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference has concluded, finding no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow, although Mueller declined to exonerate Trump over obstruction of justice, says U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Victims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency inadvertently shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal data of with an agency contractor, leaving victims at increased risk from fraud and identity theft.
India is gradually entering into the league of those nations where critical infrastructure is controlled by the cyber architecture and therefore, naturally becoming an attractive target for the enemies of the state and countries, says S N Pradhan, director general of NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs.