The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the FBI's security and privacy warnings about smart TVs. Also featured: discussions on the security of connected medical devices and strategies for fighting synthetic identity fraud.
Applying offensive hacking expertise and a more adversarial mindset to better hone not just network defenses but also public policy is proving effective, says Jeff Moss, founder and creator of the Black Hat conference.
The FBI has a new suspect in its sights, and there's one in nearly every home: smart TVs. It warns consumers to be wary because the devices can pose privacy and security threats - an unsecured smart TV could be the avenue hackers use to gain access to a home network.
What are the key mobile security threats to financial organizations, and how are these enterprises marshalling their mobile threat defense? These were the questions posed by ISMG and Wandera to security leaders in San Francisco. Wandera's Michael Covington discusses the response.
This year's Black Hat Europe conference in London features dozens of briefings touching on a wide variety of topics, including exploiting contactless payment and Bluetooth vulnerabilities, identifying vulnerable OEM IoT devices at scale and running false-flag cyberattacks.
Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers. Google says the attack attempts occurred in the third quarter of this year and targeted users of such services as Gmail, Drive and YouTube.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit says hackers have stolen $49 million worth of ethereum, in what is the year's seventh major cryptocurrency heist. Much of the $158 million stolen so far this year is likely fueling the North Korean regime's appetite for luxury goods and weapons of mass destruction.
An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
All healthcare industry stakeholders must take critical steps to address the cybersecurity of connected medical devices, says Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO of of the eHealth Initiative and Foundation, an advocacy group that has issued a new report on the subject.
With the California Consumer Privacy Act set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, companies are making last-minute compliance preparations. But these preparations are challenging because regulations to carry out the law are still pending and ambiguities remain. Here's a look at three issues.
T-Mobile says it suffered a breach of prepaid accounts as a result of unauthorized access to its systems. The exposed data includes names, billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, rate plans and more.