cybercrime

Report: 1.4b Records Exposed Last Year

In-brief: Almost 1.4 billion data records were exposed in 2016, many of them lost as a result of identity theft, the security firm Gemalto reported Tuesday.

Opinion: Disrupt Fraud by Devaluing Data

In-brief: companies that want to make life difficult for cyber criminals can start by moving valuable data off the front lines and finding ways to use less valuable information to verify the identity of their customers, writes Keir Breitenfeld, who works for Experian’s Fraud & Identity Solutions group.

Report: Hacking Crews are all APT now

  In-brief:The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored “advanced persistent threat” groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Did NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers have a Broker?

In-brief: analysis of the latest leak of sophisticated hacking tools by The Shadow Brokers suggests that the theft was an inside job, the security firm Flashpoint contends. 

Update: Let’s Get Cyberphysical: Internet Attack shuts off the Heat in Finland

In-brief: a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack resulted in the loss of heating to two buildings in the city of  Lappeenranta in eastern Finland according to a report by local media, the latest example of downstream effects of cyber attacks on connected infrastructure. Editor’s note: updated with comment from Mr. Rounela, the CEO of Valtia.  11/8/2016