Fraud

‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

Armed with a card number, researchers tricked websites into helping them guess the expiry date and CVV.

Spear phishing: Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

What is a CISO? Responsibilities and requirements for this vital leadership role

The chief information security officer (CISO) is the executive responsible for an organization's information and data security. Learn what it takes to land a CISO job and how to be successful in the role.

Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Experian's annual data breach forecast predicts that biometric hacking will continue to surge as more mobile devices use fingerprint scans and Face ID technology to protect corporate and consumer data. But there are ways to avoid being hacked.

Google+ data breach: You should probably delete your profile right now

Google has announced another Google+ data breach, this time affecting more than 50 million users. So here's how to shut down your profile for good.

India Inc. enhances investment in tech to tackle internal fraud: Survey

The top three reasons for fraud were identified as lack of an efficient internal control, diminishing ethical values, and senior management override of controls. 

Rising trends to change cyberthreat landscape in 2019: Report

McAfee researchers expect malware-as-a-service families to strengthen, energizing the market for attack outsourcing and the evolution of increasingly innovative and agile attack methods.

9 cyber security predictions for 2019

CSO staff and contributors tell what they hope or fear will happen in the infosec world for the coming year.

How the Lazarus group is emptying millions from ATMs

Lazarus first breaches targeted banks’ networks and compromises the switch application servers handling ATM transactions.

Australian Federal Government trials digital identity system

The Australian Federal Government has announced the pilot of its digital identity system, myGovID, which is the digital equivalent of a 100-point ID check.

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma blackmailed with stolen data

Here’s how two Paytm employees tried to fleece their CEO of Rs 20 crore through extortion calls.

Why e-payment companies give RBI’s data localisation mandate a thumbs-up

Amidst the widespread furore and the general perception of RBI’s data localisation mandate being a spoke in the wheel for digital payment companies, the latter believes RBI’s diktat is a step in the right direction.