MasterCard and Visa are warning banks about a possible security breach at a U.S.-based processor that could affect millions of credit-card holders
Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of “fileless” malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim’s PC.
The latest discovery was made by Kaspersky Lab, which received reports of a malware attack hitting a common Java vulnerability (CVE-2011-3544) on Russian websites, but without appearing to drop any files in order to instigate a conventional Trojan attack
When it comes to financial fraud against businesses, it’s old-fashioned paper checks that wreak more monetary damage than fraud committed through electronic payments, such as debit/credit, corporate cards, or Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) payments
Last August the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas a registry that it hoped would serve as a place for prospective cloud users to go to easily inspect and compare cloud vendors’ security controls. But to date, only three companies have submitted their cloud security data, making the registry of limited use
Approximately 40% of federal government agencies are out of compliance with a regulation that requires them to deploy an extra layer of authentication on their Web sites to prevent hackers from hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites
Only seven out of 24 agencies are more than 90 percent compliant with the Federal Information Security Management requirements, and more than half saw their compliance score decline compared to last fiscal year’s numbers, according to an Office of Management and Budget review.