Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
We’ve seen China serve as the birthplace for emerging trends that will eventually enter the broader, global cybercriminal underground. The most important innovations we’ve recently seen is in the area of “carding,” theft of credit and debit card information.
A male and a female, both aged 22 and hailing from Colchester, Essex in the United Kingdom, were arrested on suspicion of operating two services featured in many malware business models – the popular counter antivirus (CAV) service Refud.me and the crypting service Cryptex Reborn.
Over the last decade, we have seen an exponential growth of not only illicit forums and services supporting cyber and physical attacks, but, a corresponding increase in sophisticated attacks. Criminals and terrorists can utilize encrypted communication channels to coordinate and collaborate activities globally, including: anonymous payment system channels for finance and money laundering, as well as bulletproof hosting services for malware delivery, and command and control (C&C).
Exploit kits aren’t new: we’ve seen this threat for a few years now. But what is notable is how widespread exploit kits have become and how aggressive their makers are in adding new vulnerabilities to them.
India and Malaysia signed three agreements on cyber-security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development on Monday, the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this southeast Asian nation.
This CISO proposes a cooperative staffed by the best engineers from member companies. He believes this team of seasoned information security professionals would be better positioned to protect corporate networks than most managed security service providers.
With the heightened threat of cyber-attacks on America’s critical infrastructure, a congressional watchdog says federal agencies need to adopt better metrics to determine the cyber risks specific industries they monitor face.
The Microsoft CEO took to the stage this week in the nation’s capital to describe a new, collaborative approach the company is taking as it deals with an evolving set of digital threats targeting an increasingly distributed tangle of users, devices and systems.
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