Attacks on point-of-sale terminals garners less attention these days, but the most recent breach of the restaurant chain shows hackers have not lost focus. Attackers compromised and installed point-of-sale (POS) malware on devices at more than 100 stores in the Checkers and Rally’s restaurant chain, allowing them to collect payment-card information from customers for months
More fallout from the compromise of Asus’s automated software update. When a platform is attacked, there are well-practiced tools and strategies for response. When servers that provide software and firmware updates get hit as in the recent ShadowHammer attack that hit Asus and its customers, remediation can be much more of a challenge technologically and behaviorally.
A pair of reports reach similar conclusions about some of the threats growing in cyberspace and the industries likely to be most affected. A pair of research reports released today paint a picture of a cyberthreat landscape that is continuing to evolve in ways both expected and not. The reports, released by Netscout and Akamai,