In an effort to help curb terrorism, Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 that it said threatened or promoted terrorist acts.
A cyberattack on a company in the energy, utility, oil and gas sectors is fully capable of causing harm to the physical plant, according to a Tripwire survey of IT professionals working in these fields.
As IT security decision-makers wrestle with how to evaluate threat intelligence solutions, especially in light of the recent demise of intel provider Norse Corp., a new report highlighted the perils of ignoring threat intelligence.
The University of Central Florida today publicly acknowledged a data breach in which the Social Security (SSN) numbers of 63,000 current and former students were illegally accessed.
Malwarebytes has discovered that amateur meteorologists get more than a weather forecast when they download the deceptive WeatherWizard app.
Study of 450 UK IT and security professionals uncovers insufficient planning and lack of clear ownership as major inhibitors to achieving cyber resilience.
An amateurish ransomware known as DMA Locker could crash while encrypting files, leaving users confused as to why their machines aren't operational.
The threat landscape and nature of data breaches are constantly changing, requiring lightning fast response and throwing organizations into an nearly perpetual state of transformation, a panelist told attendees at the LegalTech Show in New York on Tuesday.
Landry's Inc., the dining and hospitality chain operator that discovered a long-running data breach in December, said it has completed its internal investigation into the incident, and has fortified its point-of-sale operations with encryption technology to prevent future cyberattacks.
William Noonan, U.S. Secret Service, says organizations must work together to prevent new threats.
The founder of Liberty Reserve virtual currency pleaded guilty to running an enterprise that laundered more than $250 million obtained by criminals through identity theft, credit card fraud, computer hacking and other illicit activities.
Following a guilty plea in 2013 for distributing malware and conspiring to commit computer hacking, Michael Hogue was sentenced to five years probation.
Ransomware is a complex threat, but its impact can be lessened, says Thomas Gresham.
The newly discovered ransomware known as " 7ev3n" encrypts victims' files and demands 13 bitcoins for the key.
Researchers at Malwarebytes have spotted thieves using a phishing scheme to unlock stolen iPhones.
In what prosecutors are calling a "first of its kind" case, a hacker linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges.
SCMagazine.com asked key thought leaders to identify key events in last year that have reshaped public policy and expectations of what happens—and what should happen—to personally identifiable information when users go online.
The Israeli Electric Authority was hit by a massive cyberattack during a period of record-breaking power consumption.
Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.
A former jockey agent has been charged by the District Attorney of Queens County, New York, with illegally accessing the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) computer system to access insider information.
Symantec researchers have observed one-click fraud scammers changing to more aggressive tactics in a zero-click fraud scheme that subscribes visitors to porn websites.
An aircraft components designer and a Belgian bank were the latest victims of the business email compromise (BEC), prompting the IC3 to issue an alert.
The felony conviction of former Exel Transportation Services (ETS) President Michael Musacchio, who used the information he pilfered from his former employer to start a new company, still stands, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.
Security researchers have devised a decryptor program for the LeChiffre ransomware, allowing users to unlock their stolen files for free.
Malwarebytes detected "a particularly interesting method" that coders used to circumvent default restrictions mandated for Powershell scripts.
What was once a low-threat, basic spyware trojan has evolved into very powerful banking malware capable of giving hackers near-total control over one's Android device, warned Kaspersky Lab yesterday.
Researchers at ESET detected a new wave of cyberattacks on power plants in Ukraine that use different malware than in previous attacks.
A Ukranian hacker Sergey Vovnenko pleaded guilty in a U.S. district court in New Jersey to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
A crude but dangerous email-based social engineering scam has been targeting small-to-medium-size businesses in the U.S., U.K. and India since early 2015, the Symantec Security Response blog warned today.
Researchers at IBM's X-Force have observed the Dridex banking trojan using DNS cache poisoning attacks to redirect victims to fake banking sites.
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