• Dridex Banking Trojan Phishing Campaign Ties to Necurs

    Botnet Also Pushes Ransomware, Cryptocurrency, 'Virtual Kisses'The operators of the Necurs botnet continue to target victims with phishing campaigns designed to infect them with banking malware, ransomware and cryptocurrency fever, as well as to generate profits via dating website referrals. […]

  • $17.2 Million Settlement for Breach Case Involving HIV Info

    Aetna's Settlement Points to Need to Pay Attention to DetailsA mailing error can have huge consequences. Case in point: Aetna has agreed to a $17.2 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed after a data breach involving HIV drug information that was visible through envelope windows on thousands of letters. […]

  • Blockchain for Identity Management: It's Years Away

    Why It Doesn't Fix Long-Running Access Management ProblemsTechnologists are wrangling with an identity puzzle: Is it possible to create a single digital identity that can be seamlessly and securely used at a bank, a hospital or consumer websites? It's the holy grail of identity. But experts say blockchain is likely not the answer right now. […]

  • Bitcoin-Amassing AlphaBay Drug Barons Get US Prison Time

    'Caliconnect' Earned $1.4 Million on Silk Road Before Its DemiseTwo men have been sentenced to serve at about six years each in U.S. federal prison after selling drugs such as marijuana and cocaine via darknet markets, including AlphaBay. The separate arrests of both defendants predate law enforcement seizing control of AlphaBay. […]

  • FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms

    The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. […]

  • FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown

    Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown. […]

  • FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP

    The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014. […]