Apps Infected With Adware Found on Google Play Store
Avast: Most of These Apps, Which Had 8 Million Downloads, Have Been RemovedSome 21 malicious Android apps containing intrusive adware were discovered on the Google Play Store, but most have now been removed, according to a new report from the security firm Avast.
Sizing Up Nation-State Cyberthreats to the US Election
Digital Shadows: Disinformation, Ransomware, Phishing Attacks PrevailOnline disinformation campaigns by nation-state actors are the biggest cyberthreat to the U.S. election as hackers attempt to influence final vote tallies as a way to undermine confidence, according to a Digital Shadows report. Russian hackers are most active, followed by Iran and China.
French IT Services Firm Confirms Ryuk Ransomware Attack
Sopra Steria: Recovery Effort Will Take Weeks, But No Data Has LeakedFrench IT services firm Sopra Steria is confirming that its internal infrastructure sustained a Ryuk ransomware attack that has disrupted its operations, with a full recovery expected to take weeks.
How to Fight Against 'Authorized Payment Fraud'
Two Card Security Experts Describe Effective StrategiesImplementation of 3D Secure 2.0, a protocol designed to be an additional security layer for online credit and debit card transactions, by banks and merchants alike can play a critical role in reducing "authorized payment fraud," two security experts say.
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.