Localized skimming attacks, whether waged against ATMs or self-service gas pumps, continue to wreak havoc on banks and credit unions. And we're likely to see an uptick in 2017 as fraudsters ramp up their efforts to cash in.
Christopher Painter, who has advocated for diplomatic engagement with cyber friends and foes alike, is leaving his post as coordinator of cyber issues at the State Department, a job he has held since early 2011.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
Beyond the emotion, the arrest of security researcher Marcus Hutchins last month on charges that he developed and sold banking malware has thrust information security researchers into the legal limelight and highlighted just how much law enforcement agencies rely on them.
Carbon Black rolled with the punches last week after it was accused of exposing customer data via a bug in one of its endpoint detection products. It turned out there was no bug. But the company has gone back and uncovered a bug that did expose customer data, albeit on a small scale.