Representative Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., wrote a letter to the Acting Deputy Director for Management David Mader and implored him to move security clearance data out of OPM.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be required to put in place a formal cybersecurity strategy, following passage earlier this week of a House bill.
Twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter were sentenced to prison by the Eastern District of Virginia for an array of offenses, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization, conspiracy to access a government computer without authorization, and obstruction of justice.
After the European Court of Justice declared the EU-US Safe Harbour invalid Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers are considering the decision's potential impact on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).
Four teens and an adult were arrested in connection with two major DDoS attacks against Netherlands' internet provider Ziggo in August.
U.S. Marshals will auction about 44,341 Bitcoins that were seized from Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht.
A trio of Republican senators, including presidential candidate Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have introduced the North Korean Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2015 that would sanction the Hermit Kingdom for cyberattacks on the U.S..
In a decision with widespread implications for the international transfer and processing of data - and the companies that provide these services - the European Court of Justice has ruled the EU-US Safe Harbour pact invalid. Experts are warning of massive disruption to international business.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found "persistent weaknesses" at 24 federal agencies that it said showed the problems the agencies have in "effectively applying information security policies and practices."
Researchers hacked into the operating systems of two Virginia State Police cars to expose cyber vulnerabilities in the department's fleet.
Federal authorities raided the offices of a digital currency firm accused of swindling investors out of more than $32 million.
Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity, National Security Council, at the White House, stepped down this week, two years after becoming a trusted cyber adviser to the Obama administration.
Under a non-disclosure agreement with the FBI, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., will keep its StingRay surveillance use private.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that cyberattacks and threats from hackers are getting worse.
Private and public firms in the UK have teamed up to create a 3D video game featuring the Minecraft world to monitor and recruit cyber security talent.
As debate over the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is set to reach the Senate floor perhaps as early as next week, some technology and privacy groups have amped up their positions.
A number of CIA officers in Beijing have been pulled from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, following the Office of Personnel Management's data breach, according to the Washington Post.
Officials in the U.S. and Europe signed off on a data-protection agreement intended to lay out a process for how PII is safeguarded when exchanged across borders.
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Information sharing is vital, and it always will be, says Stephen Orfei, general manager at PCI SSC.
Threat actors have free rein while business and government players remain relatively uncoordinated in their responses, reports Alan Earls.
Edward Snowden created a Twitter profile on Tuesday, which will likely allow him to further craft his public persona in advance of a possible U.S. trial.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) appointed criminal defense attorney Preston Burton as the first of five outside advisers to the secret court, according to a Sept. 24 filing.
Nearly 18 million people - or seven percent of U.S. adults - were victims of ID theft last year, according to a report from the Department of Justice.
Truckloads of HP servers were delivered to federal officials for a warrantless surveillance program codenamed "Stellar Wind."
After three years in prison, Gottfrid Svartholm, alias anakata, has been released from Sweden's Skanninge prison.
US officials believe that Sally Ann Jones, former British punk rocker, is looking to run the Islamic State's hacker unit.
The cyber security announcement made by presidents Obama and Xi on Sept. 25 is being met with a healthy dose of skepticism with industry insiders indicating the agreement will lead to little, if any, material change regarding cyber issues going forward.
A proposed bill could reduce identity theft by allowing companies to replace Social Security numbers with another identifier on tax forms.
Yahoo created its transparency report for the first half of 2015, which indicated an increase in the number of requests made by the U.S. government for user data.
The United States and China announced Friday that the two nations have agreed to initial norms of cyber activities.
Millions of Americans signed on with the Affordable Care Act for health insurance had their personal data put at risk for several months last year due to poor security practices in place at Healthcare.gov a federal audit found.
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for a private dinner at the White House on Thursday evening amidst ongoing tensions between the US and China centered around the two nations' competing cybersecurity agendas.
The 2000 Safe Harbour agreement between the European Union and the United States looks likely to be tossed in the shredder by the European Court of Justice.
On the heels of reports that the White House was swaying toward supporting encryption and strongly disavowing legislation that would force companies to unlock customer smartphones and apps when presented with a court order, a working group in the Obama administration had mulled ways that encrypted communications could be unlocked.
Paul Kurtz, CEO of TruSTAR Technology and former cybersecurity advisor to the White House, discusses the federal government's cybersecurity problems, in the wake of the data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
A Russian firm tasked to gain information on Tor users is paying more than the value of the contract to back out of the agreement.
Authorities in British Columbia say as many as 3.4 million education records going back to 1986 may be breached due to a misplaced back up hard drive.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) slapped St. Louis-based investment adviser R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management with a $75,000 penalty in a settlement over the firm's failure to establish cybersecurity policies and procedures before a breach compromised personal information of 100,000 people.
The number of fingerprints impacted in the second Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach has increased by 4.5 million.
Documents obtained under a FOIA request revealed a Florida deputy was eager to purchase Hacking Team surveillance equipment.
A former Morgan Stanley financial adviser who was fired for stealing the data of approximately 730,000 clients pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a Tuesday letter called for widespread encryption to secure Congressional and staff communications against foreign eavesdroppers.
In the days leading up to Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the U.S., the two countries are negotiating a cyberspace arms deal that could limit the use of cyberweapons against each other during peacetime.
In the first-ever live interview by an MI5 director general, Andrew Parker argues the case for police and intelligence services to have powers to decrypt private internet communications.
DoD is developing a automated score card to help identify vulnerabilities, prioritize patches and detect and respond to cyberattacks.
The Online Trust Allance's (OTA) has found 17 of the 24 presidential candidate websites are not making the grade when it comes to respecting Americans' privacy with some willing to sell their supporters PII to third parties.
The US Department of Justice plans to second a prosecutor within the European Cyber-Crime Centre (EC3) in order to better combat hackers that frequently strike the US from the across the Atlantic.
A Tripwire executive expects politically oriented cyber attacks to increase going forward and that politicians will have to pay more attention to cybersecurity issues.
A judge ruled that banks could band together in a class-action lawsuit as Target was negligent in protecting its customers' credit card data.
The Office of Inspect General issued a report on the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity practices earlier this week.
Twitter is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit claiming its Direct Message link shortener algorithms violate federal and state privacy laws.
New York's "Computer Science for All" program aims to make sure that public school children in the city will be well-prepared for computer science jobs.
The presidential election is still more than a year away, but with cyber breaches recently striking several federal agencies the cybersecurity is at the forefront of voters and candidates.
For the first time, a recipient of a National Security Letter (NSL) will be able to discuss the letter's contents after a federal district court ordered the FBI to lift its gag order.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations and promoting his new memoir former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the U.S. doesn't have a "meaningful deterrent" to cyber intrusions.
The U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly officially announced on Friday they will not be staying at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel amid cybersecurity concerns.
GCHQ has reportedly helped warn a large number of intended victims in UK-based banks, government agencies and other corporates being targeted with the Dridex Trojan.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) blasted the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Monday for not following suggestions from the Inspector General (IG) to beef up OPM's internet security capability.
Google is facing charges of violating Russia's anti-monopoly laws over its insistence that OEMs bundle prominent Google apps onto Android smartphones.
The news that top government ministers may have been hacked by the Cyber-Caliphate has set alarm bells ringing among security experts.
Although U.S. officials met with a Chinese government envoy this past weekend, it remains unclear whether the two countries made any lasting deal for cyber actions between them.
The overwhelming volume and complexity of data is creating widespread opportunity for fraudsters. Organizations in the healthcare industry, financial services and even government departments have fallen victim as they've been unable to get a clear understanding of patients, customers or citizens.
U.S. intelligence officials briefed the House Intelligence Committee at hearing on worldwide cyberthreats.
The House's Committee on Intelligence hosted a cybersecurity hearing on Thursday during which directors of agencies discussed the virtual threats the U.S. faces.
Vormetric surveyed how Americans view "backdoor" access by government entities to the encrypted data of private businesses.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has introduced a new video program to help government workers avoid cyber attacks.
Justice Department lawyers are pushing Congress to clarify the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the circumstances under which it can be used to prosecute criminals.
The head of the U.S. Cyber Command believes his organization's capabilities need to be better integrated into all aspects of the country's cybersecurity effort and should be an integral part of all upcoming military plans.
The ex-fugitive and McAfee Security founder confirmed that he'll be running in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
China's U.S. ambassador warned that any sanctions imposed against Chinese interests could negatively impact Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming Washington visit.
The University of Houston was awarded a $2.6 million contract from the DHS to develop technologies to defend emergency response systems from DDoS attacks.
Apple told the Justice Department that iMessage encryption made it impossible to comply with a court order to turn over real time text messages between two suspects in a drug investigation this summer.
Following its own investigation, the Department of Justice issued new policies surround cell-site simulators, and in particular, 'stingrays.'
Russian government moves to implement partial ban on foreign technology which is seen as a threat to national security.
A Fayetteville, N.C., teenager is facing five felony charges for possessing nude photos of himself and one sent by his girlfriend.
A self-described computer specialist is claiming to have 32,000 of Hillary Clinton's private emails for sale at $500,000 or to the highest bidder.
Indiana State Police cited a state law defining agricultural terrorism to deny a request for information about cellular surveillance equipment.
Recent cyberattacks have left U.S. officials mulling economic sanctions as retaliation against Russia and China.
Following one of the largest data breaches in U.S. government history, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Identity Theft Guard Solutions a $133,263,550 contract.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States over the need for police to obtain a search warrant before receiving Americans' cell phone location data.
Internet service providers in Russia were ordered to block access to Wikipedia but efforts have been thwarted by HTTPs.
A Virginia teenager was sentenced to136 months in prison and will have his internet activity monitored for the rest of his life for conspiring with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a judge's ruling on Friday, ultimately siding with the NSA's of phone metadata collection program.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called a recent breach notification amendment a "significant departure from the data protection laws of other states."
The alleged leader of ISIS' CyberCaliphate hacking group, Junaid Hussain, is believed to have been killed in a recent drone air strike.
In exchange for the use of the NSA's XKeyscore software, Germany's intelligence agency gives information on its targets to the U.S. agency.
Sensitive data of California residents including, social security numbers, health records, and income tax information vulnerable
Jing Zeng, a former Machine Zone exec was arrested on charges of stealing trade secrets while boarding a plane to China.
A pastor and former Morgan Stanley VP charged by federal prosecutors as "the linchpin of a sprawling financial and hacking conspiracy" is free on $2 million bail.
The Office of the Inspector General investigated and found that staffers at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo used their personal emails for professional matters.
The Oakland Police Department said it will now only hold data gathered with its automatic license plate reader (ALPR) devices for six months, which could prove beneficial to the privacy of the vehicle owners who came across the device's path.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will not penalize Target Corp. for a cyberattack two years ago in which credit card and other personal information of millions of customers was exposed.
Malware author Morgan Culbertson pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a Pittsburgh federal court.
The Diplomatic Council is calling for more transparency regarding government surveillance across the world.
The Office of Inspector General investigated the Department of Veteran Affairs' use of Yammer, a supposedly private and closed social network. Their findings indicate serious security lapses and lack of judgment on users' parts.
A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million Facebook messages in a massive spam campaign.
An Alabama man, along with several partners, have been indicted on ID theft and other tax-related charges for filing false income tax returns.
British teen Charlton Floate faces jail time after boasting about his role in taking down U.S. and U.K. government websites.
Following a number of recent headline-grabbing breaches, a panel of foreign relations experts convened at the Atlantic Council to discuss retaliation against hackers.
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