Check fraud is back although, technically, it never went away. Today, cybercrime groups are openly hawking fraudulent check schemes on the Telegram messaging app. Check fraud is easier and more accessible, and it’s back in the headlines. Experts say banks need to adopt new solutions to curb losses.
Britain's privacy watchdog has seen a surge in data breach reports from outsourcing giant Capita's customers tied to two incidents: a March hack attack by a ransomware group against Capita and one of the company's Amazon Web Service buckets being left unsecured for six years.
In the days between May 19 and May 25, the spotlight was on flaws in Barracuda Networks Email Security Gateway appliances, another GoAnywhere data breach that affected Franklin Templeton Canada and an American teenager out on bail and facing federal charges for hacking DraftKings accounts.
Breach notifications from British outsourcing giant Capita mount amid signs the multibillion-pound company doesn't have a firm grip on how much data it exposed. For a company that trumpets its ability to "achieve better outcomes," Capita's inability to grasp the impact of its breaches is ironic.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the mounting fallout from the March hack of Capita and accompanying data breach, the comprehensive crypto regulation adopted by the EU, and Crosspoint Capital's agreement to purchase Absolute Software for $657 million.
In this week's data breach roundup: the Philadelphia Inquirer, Swiss multinational ABB, French electronics manufacturer Lacroix, the U.S. Department of Transportation employee data and more. Dallas is still recovering from a ransomware attack and researchers infiltrated a ransomware group.
Toyota on Friday disclosed that it exposed online for a decade car location data belonging to more than two million Japanese customers. The data by itself cannot be used to identify individual car owners, the carmaker said. Also exposed: video taken outside the vehicle with an onboard recorder.
In this week's data breach, the spotlight was on Dragos, a guilty plea from a Twitter hacker and cryptocurrency thief and North Korean hackers. Also, Sysco, a Ukrainian border truck queuing system and an update on Western Digital. Plus, a new tool for decrypting partially encrypted files.
In the annals of attempting to downplay the impact of a data breach, here's a new one: British outsourcing giant Capita says the hackers who hit it - steling data pertaining to customers, suppliers and employees - accessed "less than 0.1% of its server estate."
In the days between April 27 and May 4, the spotlight was on: a Royal ransomware attack on Dallas, Telecom giant T-Mobile's second breach in 2023, a ransomware attack disrupting water services in half a dozen southern Italian towns, a German IT services provider and the Atomic macOS Stealer.
As ransomware actors get innovative and attacks keep growing at a brisk pace, threat intelligence and incident response plans are now more vital for businesses. But responding calmly in all that chaos is equally important and should be done the right way, said Palo Alto Networks' Wendi Whitmore.
The speed at which we're seeing ransomware attacks has increased dramatically in the last couple of years - and it's only getting faster, warns Mary O'Brien, general manager, IBM Security. Ransomware deployment has increased from three months to four days on average.
One Brooklyn Health is facing a proposed class action lawsuit in the wake of a data breach affecting more than 235,000 individuals, which the organization reported to regulators following a cyberattack late last year that disrupted its IT systems and patient services for several weeks.
Every week, Information Security Media Group rounds up cybersecurity incidents and breaches around the world. In the days between April 21 and April 27, the spotlight was on the arrest of a Ukrainian trafficker in stolen data, a U.S. Navy shipbuilder and incidents in Canada, India and Kenya.
In the days between April 14 and April 20, the spotlight was on the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a ransomware attack on American payments firm NCR, German automotive and arms producer Rheinmetall, state agencies in the Philippines, Indian rental platform RentoMojo, and Point32Health.