The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of Dave, a mobile banking app. Plus: Sizing up the impact of GDPR after two years of enforcement and an assessment of IIoT vulnerabilities.
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
The speed at which IoT is enabling innovation is far outpacing the ability of the security custodians to implement appropriate controls before these devices hit the market. That creates a classic target-rich environment for the bad guys - one that will require vigorous defense and oversight.
Suddenly, onboarding, servicing and securing digital accounts with advanced authentication techniques isn't just a priority for global enterprises; it is the priority. Dean Stevenson of HID Global previews an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion.
Garmin has acknowledged that a hack attack that encrypted several of its systems led to outages that affected several of the company's fitness and aviation products along with knocking its homepage and customer service centers offline. As of Monday, several affected services were again operating.
Trend Micro says it has seen increasing attempts to infect home routers for use as proxies and for DDoS attacks. The battle is primarily being fought by three bot families - Mirai, Qbot and Kaiten - that enable low-level fraudsters to hide their activity.
The rapid pace of change for the the industrial internet of things will open up new risks for attacks and will require close attention to security, according to a new study from the Lloyd's Register Foundation.
Fast charging is a blessing, but there's a downside: The firmware running on some chargers can be maliciously modified. Researchers say chargers can be hacked to deliver more electricity than a device can handle.
Following Twitter's admission that cryptocurrency scammers socially engineered its employees to gain control of 45 high-profile accounts, one reaction has been: Why didn't anyone crack Twitter sooner? Unfortunately, the answer is that they have, especially if you count nation-states bribing insiders.
Cybercriminals are exploiting and using weak IoT devices in new ways, including as proxies for e-commerce fraud, says Allison Nixon of Unit 221b, who predicts that the next mass attack on the scale of Mirai will likely be way worse.
Digital transformation, IoT deployments and government regulations are creating new security challenges, especially for financial institutions. Steven Mond of Forescout explains how a mature network segmentation strategy can help address those challenges.
Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
How have the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and job losses affected the character and composition of the internet? Rapid7's Tod Beardsley rounds up the latest research into the prevalence of outdated and unsecured internet protocols and internet-connected devices - and there's both good and bad news.
It's illegal in the U.S. to circumvent technological measures on software, either for security research or to install a fix. But Kyle Wiens of iFixit says the growing "right to repair" movement is seeking to put the power back into the hands of device owners.
Criminals are continuing to capitalize on the new opportunities being created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to hone their phishing, scams, ransomware and other schemes, says Craig Jones, who leads the global cybercrime program for INTERPOL.