India is seeing a surge in government website defacements and data leaks that apparently are tied to nation-states. But if key stakeholders from all sectors collaborate, using appropriate skills and technologies, they can fight off these threats.
More evidence that running cybercrime schemes remains inexpensive and accessible to anyone with criminal intent: To send spam emails, admitted botnet herder Peter Levashov quoted customers $500 for 1 million emails. And that was just his 2016 pricing.
The success of Operation SAMBRE, a global cybercrime investigation into the theft of billions of dollars from banks throughout the world, proves why information sharing between law enforcement and the private sector is key to battling cybercrime.
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos learned that Russia had thousands of pilfered emails containing "dirt" on Hillary Clinton three months before they appeared online, according to court documents.
Does social media fuel toxic politics and racial tension? We're still in the early of days of understanding the long-term effects of social media on society, but the early signs aren't good. It's time for social networks to take moral responsibility for content on their networks - even if they don't want it.
Cybercrime is a business and, like any business, it's driven by profit. But how can organizations make credential theft less profitable at every stage of the criminal value chain, and, in doing so, lower their risk?