Cybersecurity News


Dispatch from the NACM: Day 1

 

The 2022 North America Community Meeting kicked off today in Toronto with Community Day. Mark Meissner, Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement Officer sits down to provide a recap of the day. Highlights from the conversation include:

13 September 2022

Why is my Wi‑Fi slow and how do I make it faster?

Has your Wi-Fi speed slowed down to a crawl? Here are some of the possible reasons along with a few quick fixes to speed things up.

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13 September 2022

New Information Supplement: Guidance for Containers and Container Orchestration Tools

 

PCI Security Standards Council has published a new Information Supplement: Guidance for Containers and Container Orchestration Tools. This document was produced by the 2021 Special Interest Group (SIG), the members of which provided their expertise and shared experience for applying best practices to containers and container orchestration tools for payment systems. 

09 September 2022

ESET Research uncovers new APT group Worok – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Worok takes aim at various high-profile organizations that operate in multiple sectors and are located primarily in Asia

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09 September 2022

Transacting in Person with Strangers from the Internet

Communities like Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and others are great for finding low- or no-cost stuff that one can pick up directly from a nearby seller, and for getting rid of useful things that don't deserve to end up in a landfill. But when dealing with strangers from the Internet, there is always a risk that the person you've agreed to meet has other intentions.
09 September 2022

Introducing the New PCI SSC Mobile App

 

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new mobile app. The PCI SSC mobile app allows for more direct engagement with payment industry stakeholders, including instant notification of Council news and announcements, and easier access to important resources. PCI SSC launched its mobile app as a new channel to communicate more effectively with its global stakeholder community. The PCI SSC mobile app is intended for those who are associated with payment cards including merchants of all sizes, financial institutions, point-of-sale vendors, assessors, and hardware and software developers who create and operate the global infrastructure for processing payments.

08 September 2022

Toys behaving badly: How parents can protect their family from IoT threats

It pays to do some research before taking a leap into the world of internet-connected toys

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08 September 2022

RDP on the radar: An up‑close view of evolving remote access threats

Misconfigured remote access services continue to give bad actors an easy access path to company networks – here’s how you can minimize your exposure to attacks misusing Remote Desktop Protocol

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07 September 2022

Worok: The big picture

Focused mostly on Asia, this new cyberespionage group uses undocumented tools, including steganographically extracting PowerShell payloads from PNG files

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06 September 2022

Violence-as-a-Service: Brickings, Firebombings & Shootings for Hire

A 21-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with stalking in connection with a federal investigation into groups of cybercriminals who are settling scores by hiring people to carry out physical attacks on their rivals. Prosecutors say the defendant recently participated in several of these schemes -- including firing a handgun into a Pennsylvania home and torching a residence in another part of the state with a Molotov Cocktail.
04 September 2022

Will cyber‑insurance pay out? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

What if your organization is hit by a cyberattack that is attributed to a nation state? Would your insurance cover the costs of the attack?

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02 September 2022

Request for Comments: PTS POI Modular Security Requirements v6.2 


From 1 September to 30 September 2022, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on the PTS POI Modular Security Requirements v6.2 draft during a 30-day request for comments (RFC) period. The full list of stakeholders eligible to participate can be found on the PCI SSC RFC webpage.  

01 September 2022

Final Thoughts on Ubiquiti

Last year, I posted a series of articles about a purported “breach” at Ubiquiti. My sole source for that reporting was the person who has since been indicted by federal prosecutors for his alleged wrongdoing – which includes providing false… Read More »
31 August 2022

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Internet of Things Security in Payment Environments

 

Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Relations for the PCI Security Standards Council. Recently, our organization teamed up with the Consumer Technology Association to issue a joint bulletin on a very important topic, security surrounding the Internet of Things, or IoT. Joining me today for this episode are Andrew Jamieson, Vice President of Solution Standards at PCI Security Standards Council, and Mike Bergman, Vice President of Technology and Standards at the Consumer Technology Association. Welcome!

31 August 2022

Student Loan Breach Exposes 2.5M Records

Student Loan Breach Exposes 2.5M Records 2.5 million people were affected, in a breach that could spell more trouble down the line.
31 August 2022

How to take control over your digital legacy

Do you have a plan for what will happen to your digital self when you pass away? Here’s how to put your digital affairs in order on Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major online services.

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31 August 2022

Watering Hole Attacks Push ScanBox Keylogger

Watering Hole Attacks Push ScanBox Keylogger Researchers uncover a watering hole attack likely carried out by APT TA423, which attempts to plant the ScanBox JavaScript-based reconnaissance tool.
30 August 2022

How 1-Time Passcodes Became a Corporate Liability

Phishers are enjoying remarkable success using text messages to steal remote access credentials and one-time passcodes from employees at some of the world's largest technology companies and customer support firms. A recent spate of SMS phishing attacks from one cybercriminal group has spawned a flurry of breach disclosures from affected companies, which are all struggling to combat the same lingering security threat: The ability of scammers to interact directly with employees through their mobile devices.
30 August 2022

TikShock: Don’t get caught out by these 5 TikTok scams

Are you aware of the perils of the world’s no. 1 social media? Do you know how to avoid scams and stay safe on TikTok?

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30 August 2022

PCI DSS v4.0: Is the Customized Approach Right For Your Organization?

 

This blog is the second in a series of articles on the customized approach. The first article provided a high-level overview of the customized approach and explored the difference between compensating controls and the customized approach. This article focuses on considerations for entities thinking about implementing a customized approach, and includes the customized approach resources provided in PCI DSS for the assessed entity and in the PCI DSS Report on Compliance Template for the assessor.

29 August 2022