• Insider Trading: SEC Describes $4.1 Million Hacking Scheme

    Ukrainian Hacker Charged With Stealing Nonpublic 'Test Files' for 8 TradersThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged seven individuals and two organizations with being part of an international scheme that hacked the SEC's EDGAR document system, stole nonpublic corporate information and used it to illegally earn $4.1 million via insider trading. […]

  • Your Garage Opener Is More Secure Than Industrial Remotes

    Trend Micro Says It Moved Cranes Using RF Software FlawsRadio controllers used in the construction, mining and shipping industries are vulnerable to hackers, Trend Micro says in a new report. To address the issue, researchers say, manufacturers need to move away from proprietary communication protocols and embrace secure standards, such as Bluetooth Low Energy. […]

  • Ransomware Claims to Fund Child Cancer Treatments

    Separately, Texas City's Operations Disrupted by Crypto-Locking RansomwareRansomware attacks continue, with the city of Del Rio, Texas, saying its operations have been disrupted by crypto-locking malware. Meanwhile, CryptoMix ransomware urges victims to pay ransoms, claiming it will fund treatments for seriously ill children, while GandCrab gets distributed via malvertising attacks. […]

  • Hard-Coded Credentials Found in ID, Access Control Software

    Researchers Say Other Flaws Also Remain UnpatchedResearchers from Tenable Security claim they have found what is essentially a skeleton key for an ID and access control system that could open the doors for anyone, plus other less severe but nonetheless zero-day vulnerabilities. […]

  • 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. […]