Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
Mergers and acquisitions, such as two pending mega-deals in the health insurance sector, pose security and privacy risks that need to be addressed before the transactions are completed, during the integration process and over the long haul.
The FBI says numerous financial services firms continue to face DDoS and stolen-data-dump threats from supposed hackers. Security experts say the only effective and sustainable defense is preparation - not payoffs.
An NSA map that shows nearly 700 cyber-assaults on computers at American military installations, government agencies, businesses and educational institutions raises the question of whether the e-spy agency should have shared some of that information.
Attributing the Anthem, OPM and other breaches to specific attackers might be useful for government-level diplomatic efforts. But organizations must prioritize blocking all types of espionage and cybercrime attacks, says Symantec's Vikram Thakur.
Julie Conroy of the Aite Group analyzes why a new report shows most top-tier North American banking institutions expect to increase their spending on online and mobile fraud mitigation in the next two years.
A privacy advocate says the loss of unencrypted backup tape drives containing personal information on thousands of deceased patients of a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital offers another reminder of the importance of safeguarding sensitive health information.
The prices for stolen payment card data and other cybercrime products and services on Russian underground forums continue to fall. But the cybercrime ecosystem is more automated, effective and robust than ever, Trend Micro reports.
Post-OPM breach legislation aimed to toughen cybersecurity at federal government civilian agencies by requiring the implementation of state-of-the-art tools has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Just two weeks after an international, FBI-led operation disrupted the notorious hacking forum Darkode, leading to 70 arrests, a supposed site administrator has claimed the forum will reboot on the "dark Web." But security experts question those claims.
New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology instructs healthcare providers on critical steps for securing patient data on mobile devices. Nate Lesser, who helped prepare the report, offers an analysis.