This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest ransomware trends. Also featured: Discussions of Microsoft's move to DNS over HTTPS and strategies for tackling IoT security challenges.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is warning that the increasing use of cryptocurrencies known as "stablecoins," without proper safeguards and regulations, could pave the way for crime, including money laundering and terrorism financing.
Doppelpaymer ransomware, despite ongoing rumors, is not being spread via the Teams collaboration platform or BlueKeep remote desktop protocol flaws, Microsoft says. But it warns that the damaging crypto-locking code is being spread via stolen Active Directory administrator credentials.
Developing a mature security program takes time, but I've met many forward-thinking security leaders who've made swift and lengthy strides in protecting their clients' data. With those lessons in mind, here are five things any organization can do today to create immediate, measurable security benefits,
After a ransomware attack on Monday forced Louisiana's government to take several servers and websites offline to prevent the malware from spreading, state officials spent Tuesday restoring online services.
Numerous regulations and standards have been introduced globally to help curtail online fraud. What makes EMV 3D Secure stand out? Matt Cooke and Paul Dulany of Broadcom weigh in on the implementation and benefits of EMV 3DS.
Mobile technology allows customers complete control over their banking security via their smartphones, however recent fraud cases have seen criminals virtually hijacking mobile phones to intercept alerts and texts.
A bill passed by a committee last week and sent to the U.S. House floor would empower two federal agencies to investigate vulnerabilities in voting equipment and propose new ways to better protect it from attack.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has sent letters to the State Department and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey raising concerns about the insider breach at the social media platform and the role that Saudi Arabia is playing in manipulating American tech firms to crack down on dissidents.
Why try to hack Silicon Valley firms if you can buy off their employees instead? Such allegations are at the heart of a criminal complaint unsealed last week by the Justice Department, charging former Twitter employees with being Saudi agents. Experts say tech firms must hunt for employees gone rogue.
Roger J. Stone, Jr., a long-time associate of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to his efforts to feed the Trump campaign inside information about WikiLeaks in 2016. He'll be sentenced in February.
A newly discovered hacking group is using an array of sophisticated spoofing and social engineering techniques to imitate government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, in an effort to plant malware in victims' devices and networks via phishing campaigns, according to new research from Proofpoint.