Silk Road administrator extradited to the US to face trial

Silk Road administrator extradited to the US to face trial

The Silk Road investigation has led to another, and final, major arrest, that of 30-year-old Irish citizen Gary Davis, also known as Libertas. He was part of the small staff running the marketplace. After his arrest in 2014, Davis was just now extradited from Ireland to New York, after he ... Read More
Trump casts doubt on Justice Department investigation; wants joint cybersecurity team with Russia

Trump casts doubt on Justice Department investigation; wants joint cybersecurity team with Russia

Not long ago, an official from the former Obama administration warned that the US is the most vulnerable nation to cyberattacks. While the Trump administration appeared to be making some efforts to redefine the role and authority of the CISO, something mind blowing happened in the meantime: the White House ... Read More
Ticketmaster falls victim to worldwide digital card skimming attack

Ticketmaster falls victim to worldwide digital card skimming attack

At the end of June, online ticket company Ticketmaster confirmed that Inbenta, a third-party website supplier, suffered a security incident. However, researchers now reveal it was more complicated than it appeared, and definitely not a one-time attack, reported RiskIQ. Investigations show it was part of a highly sophisticated scam that ... Read More
Data on 21 million users compromised in Timehop hack

Data on 21 million users compromised in Timehop hack

Data collected by smartphone app Timehop on its entire customer base of 21 million users was compromised following a security incident, the company confirmed on its website on July 4. According to their statements, the breach was detected within two hours and 19 minutes, while the attack was still in ... Read More

Cybersecurity Is A Crucial Objective; Not All C-Level Execs Know That

| | CIOs, CISO, insider threats
It’s common knowledge that cyberattacks will escalate, so upper management has to develop an understanding of the threat landscape, the different types of attacks and what it all involves. Right now, the Trump administration is working on an executive order to clearly establish the duties of agency chief information officers ... Read More
US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs

US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs

US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs Enterprises are not the only ones at risk when it comes to cyberattacks. Government institutions can also fall victim to a nation-state attack at any time. Digital frameworks are still very vulnerable and, ... Read More
Samsung Message App flawed; random user pics leaked to contacts

Samsung Message App flawed; random user pics leaked to contacts

A flaw detected by users in the pre-installed Samsung Message App on Samsung Galaxy phones causes the app to forward random user photos to arbitrary contacts without the user’s knowledge, according to discussion threads on both reddit and the manufacturer’s forum. “The Samsung Messaging has become VERY BUGGY after the ... Read More
US Homeland Security’s ICE demands Twitter release data on cryptic Flash Gordon account

US Homeland Security’s ICE demands Twitter release data on cryptic Flash Gordon account

Flash Gordon (@s7nsins), a mysterious Twitter user based in New Zealand, announced in a tweet that the US Department of Homeland Security’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent Twitter an export enforcement subpoena in April to disclose the real identity of the person behind the account. ICE demanded private information ... Read More

Organizations Prioritize Regulatory Compliance Over Risk Assessment, Study Says

2018 appears to be the year of regulatory compliance, threatening to hinder all IT initiatives and projects. Whether it’s The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the banking sector’s PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive), NIST for federal agencies or the EU’s boogey-man - Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ... Read More
Loading...