Apple is moving to contain an outbreak of malicious apps being distributed via its official App Store that were infected with XcodeGhost malware. Hundreds of apps and millions of users were reportedly infected.
The use of Bitcoin poses big cybersecurity and money-laundering concerns for banks. But the transaction infrastructure used by cryptocurrencies offers many features that banks should put to use, says former FBI Special Agent Vince D'Agostino.
Too often, individuals who fail to take the proper steps to secure IT aren't punished for their reckless behavior. But should those who consistently fail to follow safe cyber hygiene be severely penalized for repeatedly falling for phishing attacks?
The U.S. migration to EMV chip payment cards, which is progressing slowly, will be overshadowed by EMV-compliant mobile payments, says Gray Taylor of Conexxus, a convenience store and petroleum industry technology association.
A second Russian has pleaded guilty in connection with the largest U.S. hacking scheme, which compromised more than 160 million payment card numbers. But three other alleged conspirators have yet to be arrested.
A Russian hacker who was extradited to the United States earlier this year has admitted his role in the largest hack attack in U.S. history, which resulted in the theft of 160 million payment card numbers. Find out how much time he could spend in prison under his plea agreement.
FBI Special Agent Charles Gunther says collaboration with FinCEN, international law enforcement and U.S. banks has helped the FBI recover millions of funds stolen from customers via emerging wire fraud schemes.
Drawn by the potential for low risk and high reward, criminals worldwide are increasingly pursuing online crime instead of conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery, warns cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The U.S. payments infrastructure will come up far short of completing the rollout of EMV technology by the Oct. 1 fraud liability shift date. Experts say high costs, a perceived lack of consumer demand and doubts about EMV's ability to significantly reduce card fraud are to blame.
The urgency of shifting to EMV to reduce card fraud is one of many hot topics on the agenda at Information Security Media Group's Fraud Summit San Francisco, to be held Sept. 15. Keynoter Eduardo Perez of Visa will kick things off with an in-depth analysis of the migration to EMV.
As criminals get more savvy about circumventing financial institutions' fraud prevention controls, fraud-fighting collaboration among institutions and law enforcement officials is becoming more important, says Clyde Langley, a former FBI agent who'll be a presenter at ISMG's Sept. 15 Fraud Summit San Francisco.
A Latvian hacker's guilty plea for the role he played in enhancing the Gozi Trojan, and reports of other new malware-related arrests, are promising developments in the international fight against cybercrime. Security experts, including Gartner's Avivah Litan, weigh in on the long-term impact.
The gang behind the Carbanak banking malware - tied to $1 billion in fraud - has changed tactics, using upgraded malware via spear-phishing attacks, a security expert warns. Separately, a new banking Trojan called Shifu has been targeting Japanese banking customers.
BlackBerry plans to buy mobile device management rival Good Technology for $425 million. BlackBerry must prep for a future in which it no longer manufactures hardware - and that's why this deal makes sense.