AT&T asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to limit its fine to no more than $16,000 and to delay non-monetary sanctions until they could undergo judicial review.
A new poll indicates that Americans want the government to retaliate for cyberattacks that compromise sensitive data.
The White House detailed its plans for after the 180-day transition period covered under the USA Freedom Act.
After data on 21.5 million former and current OPM workers was exposed, U.S. officials are concerned that hackers can use the information to determine the identity of spies operating in China.
A federal appeals court ruled there is no expectation of privacy for "butt dials" that a caller doesn't' take reasonable steps to prevent.
After a pair of breaches rocked OPM and a vulnerability was discovered in the agency's e-QIP system; now user access is slowly being re-enabled.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation, that would increase the Department of Homeland Security's role in protecting federal the .gov domain.
LifeLock is being investigated by the FTC for the second time after allegedly making false claims about security measures.
The call for comments on the Wassenaar Arrangement closed on Monday after multiple heavy hitting tech experts and companies filed their thoughts.
VFS Global closes visa application portal following SC Magazine investigation. Editable Schengen visa application forms accessed FOUR DAYS after operating company VFS Global said a vulnerability had been fixed.
During a speech earlier in July, retired Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), drew parallels between breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Edward Snowden's actions.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rewrote its privacy regulations to allow legislators and outside entities to look through its databases for signs of data breaches.
Certain employees at the Department of Homeland Security were exempted from the ban on private web-based email use on work computers.
The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security traveled to Israel to discuss the two countries' coordination on cybersecurity.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said the U.S. should target the social media influence that the Islamic State uses to inspire domestic attacks.
An amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act takes on cybersecurity education in an effort to address worker shortage.
Lauri Love, an Englishman accused of hacking into the U.S. Army, NASA and the Federal Reserve, was rearrested on Wednesday on an extradition warrant.
The U.S. Department of the Interior received an Inspector General report that pointed out nearly 3,000 vulnerabilities in its system.
The Army National Guard said a data breach that may have impacted more than 850,000 current and former members.
The government has argued that it can continue to collect data during the 180-day transition period to the USA Freedom Act.
According to the FBI, the crackdown led to U.S. indictments against 12 individuals, including Darkode's alleged administrator.
Nearly seven percent of the U.S. population was impacted in the OPM data breaches, and nine legislators are now calling for lifetime identity theft protection for them.
A diplomatic agreement that restricts Iran's nuclear program, may indirectly shift its focus towards cyber warfare efforts.
Cyber-espionage group 'Pawn Storm' has been exploiting an unusual Java zero-day vulnerability to carry out drive-by-download attacks on a NATO country and US defence company, according to Trend Micro.
A Canadian federal court will allow students more options to pursue damages in a class action lawsuit against the government.
Although the number of data breach victims is now qualified, the true effects of the breaches might continue for years to come.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced on Thursday plans to launch its first cybersecurity "multistakeholder process" with a focus on vulnerability disclosure.
OPM Director Katherine Archuleta resigned from her post following the release of details about the agency's second data breach.
OPM released the details of its second data breach on Thursday and said personal information, SSNs and fingerprints were all stolen.
Many information security pros said threats discovered were shared strictly within the organization, but 81 percent wanted more public-to-private sector sharing.
Although a report indicated that a German missile system was taken over by hackers, a military spokesperson denied the claims.
FBI Director James Comey brought his case against encryption to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and said it hampers terrorism investigations.
While James Comey continues to argue that encryption will harm Americans, a group of security experts, including Susan Landau and Bruce Schneier, released a paper on Tuesday saying otherwise.
An investigation into the compromising of Japan's national pension system found that 99 percent of the accessed files were without any sort of password protection.
An unknown number of hackers accessed, downloaded and posted at least 400 GB-worth of documents from Hacking Team, a company often seen as aiding in human rights violations.
From June 8 through June 26 more than 100 organizations participated in the fourth annual Cyber Guard exercise.
The Federal Trade Commission will share lessons learned from the 54 data security cases it has brought as part of its "Start With Security" program.
Vague language in a new Chinese security law has multinational tech firms concerned that China may use it to force them to build backdoors or provide encryption keys and source code.
A surveillance court judge ruled Monday that the NSA could temporarily resume its bulk data collection program during the transition period to the reforms of the USA Freedom Act signed into law June 2.
The attacks reportedly date back a year, and happened as recently as Tuesday morning.
OPM shut down one of its background investigation systems after it discovered a vulnerability, on that same day, the country's largest federal employees union filed a lawsuit against the agency.
A vulnerability found in OPM's e-QIP background check system has prompted the agency to shut it down until enhanced security measures are in place.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office identified nine new deficiencies in the Department of Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service's information systems.
The twins, Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter, face a maximum 50- and 30-year prison sentence, respectively.
An ATF official is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly improperly accessing and downloading ATF employee data.
Europol, Ameripol and Interpol collaborated to arrest 130 individuals across 49 countries between June 16 and 17 as part of a global initiative targeting criminals using stolen credit card information to purchase airline tickets,
An FAA advisory committee aims to develop international design and testing standards that will thwart cyberattacks, a Wall Street Journal report reveals.
Even as U.S. and China pledge cooperation in cybersecurity matters, U.S. DNI John Clapper says China is the lead suspect in the OPM breach.
At a SINET Innovation Summit in New York, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said the agency needs to do more and called for more formalized information sharing.
After analyzing information on Pastebin and similar sites, Recorded Future found login credentials for 47 agencies on the open web.
OPM Director Katherine Archuleta testified a second time for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and kept mum about exact victim figures.
During the Washington meetings, cybersecurity affairs were discussed, though officials tiptoed around the subject of the OPM breach.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking hacked firms to provide details on their breaches where stolen information from emails may have been used for insider trading.
Michigan's DTMB failed to establish effective security management and access controls for several departments within the state, according to the Single Audit Report.
Justices ruled Monday that an Los Angeles ordinance, legalizing warrantless demands to inspect hotel guest registries, is unconstitutional.
National Archives and Records Administration computers possibly accessed in connection to OPM breaches
NARA indicated the attackers, possibly the same as those involved in the OPM data breaches, accessed three desktop computers.
A Turkish man accused of stealing nearly $60 million in ATM heists and cyber attacks will be extradited to the U.S. after a custody battle.
Evidence seems to indicate that the Anthem data breach and OPM data breaches were carried out by the same Chinese actors.
The Georgia Department of Education has named its Technology Management Director Levette Williams as chief privacy officer.
The Obama administration said it would recommend that the president veto the act partially because of its simultaneous limitations on the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center and expansion of its missions.
NIST published the guidance on Friday, following the close of a final comment period.
U.S. agent charged accused of stealing $820,000 worth of Bitcoin has reached a plea agreement.
Fallout from the OPM breaches continues with legislators calling for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta's firing and President Obama backing her as a qualified leader.
Lawmakers proposed "Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act" on Wednesday to require federal authorities to obtain warrants to conduct aerial surveillance.
A cyberespionage dubbed "Lotus Blossom" has carried out more than 50 cyber attacks against military and government targets in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to clarify facts on the OPM data breaches and push the agency's staffers on why their security failed so spectacularly.
Incident and payroll reports were compromised in a breach of a North Dakota Workforce and Safety Institute (WSI) server, last Wednesday.
The IRS revealed steps it plans to take to fight identity theft and to protect taxpayer information at the time of filing.
Amazon issued its first transparency report on Friday with an accompanying blog post on its privacy policies.
Officials believe Chinese operatives accessed information from SF-86 forms filled out by candidates applying for security clearance.
Senate Republicans and Democrats traded barbs over Defense Authorization Act vote.
The OPM data breach likely exposed the Social Security numbers and personnel records of every federal worker and prompted a clash between members of Congress over the fate of cybersecurity legislation.
Europol arrested a total of 49 suspects Tuesday as the result of a joint investigation into a cybercrime gang that defrauded victims out of six million euro.
Attackers claiming to be with the SEA compromised the official website for the U.S. Army, posting
President Obama's press secretary declined to confirm China's role in the massive OPM breach, but left open the potential for retaliation if a nation state is determined to be involved.
A breach at the Office of Personnel Management, which may impact millions of federal workers, casts harsh light on vulnerabilities in federal IT systems.
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would give the Justice Department $4 million hire and train additional FBI agents to enforce existing cybercrime laws.
Amnesty International and Privacy International proposed a seven-point plan on Friday to help protect human rights in the digital age.
Despite some police groups' opposition to the bill, the legislation was approved Wednesday by the state's Senate.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the White House administration and other government entities are investigating a massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is expected to sign a bill that updates existing law to include data breach notification deadlines and requires one year of identity theft protection for those whose SSNs have been compromised.
Treasury Inspector General Russell George criticized the IRS in front a Senate committee hearing for failing to make a number of updates recommended by his office.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said budget cuts are prompting the agency to expand its online services even as watchdog groups warn the expansion could increase the risk of additional breaches.
Nuclear facilities around the world are facing daily cyberattacks on its systems, a United Nations nuclear watchdog group said.
After weeks of speculation and debate, certain surveillance provisions expired on Monday, and while government officials are sounding the alarm, others online seem unfazed.
More than one million people were affected when Japan's national pension system was compromised after employees opened a malicious email.
Congress took significant action in April to address cybersecurity information-sharing efforts.
The DHS has been thrust into the midst of threat intelligence sharing. But will Corporate America embrace the effort? Lee Sustar reports.
Misperceptions about Tor - and who is using it - are preventing its wider acceptance, says security researcher Runa Sandvik. Adam Greenberg reports..
While not a pressing problem at the moment, the hacking of on-board car networks could soon prove dangerous. Alan Earls reports.
There's been quite a bit of lip service paid to the ages-old concept of information sharing, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine..
A new UN report says hindering encryption on devices and communications will negatively impact the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
A protest led by Fight for the Future gained steam as 14,000 websites included code that would redirect Congressional users to a protest page; while a coalition penned a letter to Senate leaders urged the rejection of a pair of FISA bills.
An IRS breach may have been instigated by attackers in Russia, a U.S. Congressman said.
North Dakota and Nevada have amended their breach notification laws as well as clarified specified what counts as personal information.
In a letter, ACLU encouraged the government to follow in the footsteps of some tech companies that have introduced "security researcher-friendly policies."
Megaupload domains that were seized by the U.S. Department of Justice three years ago are now being used to distribute malware.
The Florida Department of State sent a notification for the inadvertent release of personal information of 13,000 people.
For four days in March, attackers launched cyber assault on Iran's oil ministry but were rebuffed by country's Cyber Police (FATA).
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