The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice both used private email for classified information and a heavily redacted email from John Kerry showed that he likewise used a private email account
OPM acting director Beth Cobert questioned about strained relationship with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, after receiving subpoena.
A United Nations panel declared that the past three-and-a-half years that Julian Assange spent in Ecuador's embassy in the U.K. were effectively an "arbitrary detention", as the WikiLeaks founder fights extradition to Sweden.
Russia fires a warning shot across the U.S. bows in response to the 'US offensive cyber-threat,' saying that it does not lag behind the U.S. when it comes to cyber-technology, noting that its hackers are among the best.
Companies are facing a predicament when charged with federal regulatory violations over alleged failures to establish cybersecurity policies and/or protect personally identifiable information (PII).
A former Department of Energy (DOE) employee pleaded guilty for attempting spearphishing attacks against other DOE workers.
The ACLU joined forces with the EFF to file an amicus brief in a case involving the Milwaukee Police Department's alleged warrantless use of a stingray.
U.S. and European officials announced a new data-transfer deal on Tuesday designed to replace the Safe Harbor agreement that was ruled invalid by a European court three months ago.
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office exposes multiple perceived flaws in the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity Protection System, otherwise known as EINSTEIN.
A report today from Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society predicts that in lieu of backdoors to encrypted messaging apps, intelligence agencies will increasingly turn to less fortified vectors to conduct digital surveillance.
William Noonan, U.S. Secret Service, says organizations must work together to prevent new threats.
Cyber Caliphate announced in a post on its Telegram account on Friday that he jihadi hacking group would migrate communications to Threema.
What do recent settlements with the FTC, FCC and SEC really mean for cyber hygiene. Larry Jaffee reports.
An IRS program launched to improve fraud prevention needs improvements, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said -- as the FTC rolls out an upgraded identity theft website.
Researchers have spotted attackers using malicious Microsoft Word documents distributed via spearphishing emails to spread the Black Energy Trojan in Ukraine.
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 White House will establish a new office, managed by the DoD, that will secure OPM background checks.
The Israeli Electric Authority was hit by a massive cyberattack during a period of record-breaking power consumption.
A Swiss digital surveillance law that has rankled online privacy advocates will now subjected to a public vote, after opponents collected enough signatures to challenge the legislation.
Plaintiffs in Atlanta had a class-action lawsuit dismissed on Monday following the state's acknowledgement it had put at risk the data of more than six million registered voters.
Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.
The Maryland Attorney General argued on appeal of a lower court ruling that the warrantless use of a stingray did not violate a suspect's Fourth Amendment right.
A coalition including the ACLU, FreedomWorks, and other digital privacy advocacy groups sent a letter to members of the House urging them to repeal the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
Bernard Cazeneuve, France's minister of the interior, has called for greater cooperation between states, businesses and citizens in the fight against online radicalisation and cyber-crime.
Comparing global cyberspace ambitions to the "Space Race" of the 1960s, Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson has proposed a National Cyber Security Administration (NCSA) that would consolidate efforts to strengthen and defend America's online assets.
In observance of the 30th anniversary of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, attorney Peter J. Toren argued that the law remains too vague.
The Senate's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has requested information from 24 federal agencies and government departments following the illicit code announced by Juniper Networks.
The Obama administration is establishing a new agency tasked with conducting background checks on contractors and government employees.
The European Parliament has approved its report, Towards a Digital Single Market Act, with cyber-security a major concern. We speak to Estonian MEP Kaja Kallas.
Microsoft has rejected a request by the US government to hand over data the software giant holds in Ireland, claiming that the data in question doesn't belong to the company and raising questions of data jurisdiction.
The U.S. Air Force now boasts the first-ever cyberspace weapon system to reach Full Operational Capability status, the military branch announced earlier this week.
The FBI is facing allegations from the press that it hacked into the TorMail accounts of innocent people during a 2013 investigation.
Classified information on a server belonging to Hillary Clinton may have been hacked by foreign adversaries, ex-Pentagon chief Robert Gates said.
BlackBerry would like its users to know its phones are "as safe as they have always been" after reports that Dutch police are capable of reading encrypted BlackBerry messages.
The NSA's director, Admiral Mike Rogers, changed his stance on encryption, calling it "foundational to the future."
The U.S. government acknowledges in its "Vulnerabilities Equities Process" (VEP) to sometimes condoning withholding information on zero-day vulnerabilities so they can be exploited for intelligence and law enforcement purposes.
Researchers at ESET detected a new wave of cyberattacks on power plants in Ukraine that use different malware than in previous attacks.
Vladimir Putin's key adviser on internet-related affairs was accused of being the owner of a locally operated torrent site.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Obama promised to increase their team effort to combat the ISIS online threat.
Unregulated Chinese tech companies are selling IMSI catchers on the black market to oppressive regimes.
A bill that languished in the New York State Assembly last year that would require smartphone manufacturers to build a backdoor into their encrypted devices is still alive and could potentially be voted on at some point this year.
A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) noted a rise in reported cyberattacks against critical manufacturing organizations during 2015.
Internet security issues took a decidedly back seat during the GOP presidential debate Thursday night with the candidates managing to squeeze in a just few thoughts on encryption, the Office of Personnel Management breach and Eric Snowden.
Europe's data protection bodies will meet on February 2 on the data-transfer void left when Safe Harbour was ruled invalid by EU's Court of Justice in October.
As Congress probed changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report about companies selling surveillance technologies to Iran.
A bipartisan coalition of U.S. House members led by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) introduced a bill that would repeal recently passed cybersecurity legislation.
The Fresno Police Department is currently conducting a trial run of a controversial technology used to profile and develop a "threat score" on people based on their past physical and online activity.
Jeb Bush criticized Hillary Clinton's lax cyber policies as secretary of state. "We can't trust someone as our next president who didn't take cybersecurity seriously," he wrote.
An audit of the Security Operations Center (SOC) responsible for securing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) network infrastructure reveals the SOC's procedures are currently not optimized to meet many cyberthreats.
Teen involved in hacking the CIA director's email last year is now claiming to have hacked into the National Intelligence director's account.
A breach at the Department of Education could be more devastating than the one experienced by OPM, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said last week at a Brookings Institute function.
Juniper announced it will close a NIST encryption standard believed to contain a NSA backdoor, first discovered by researcher Bruce Schneier in 2007.
A court ruling on Monday upped the challenge to Facebook on how the social media site uses a cookie to track data of European citizens.
Following a cyberattack on a utility provider in the Ukraine, the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center warned its members to improve their network defenses.
A group of high tech corporate powerhouses has gathered together to protest a law proposed by the U.K. government that would allow an array of legal and intelligence agencies the ability to access computer data through backdoors and decryption.
A meeting between tech executives with White House officials and heads of U.S. intelligence agencies Friday was to be aimed at addressing concerns about terror groups' activities on social media.
The Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to the FTC for falsely advertising the level of encryption it used to safeguard patient data.
U.S. House Small Business Committee met to discuss several areas of mismanagement at the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Macate, a manufacturer of secure smartphones, is finding itself caught smack dab in the middle of the battle raging between the federal forces looking to require backdoors on encrypted devices and those opposing that idea.
The United States and Canada may share a common border, but Trend Micro researchers found the country has its own, unique threat landscape.
A position paper written by the Dutch government assesses the arguments for and against encryption backdoors but comes down firmly against downgrading the technology.
Privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
The Latvian man who admitted to co-authoring the notorious banking malware will be spared further jail time.
The European Parliament informally agreed Tuesday to replace the EU Data Protection Directive 1995 with the General Data Protection Regulation.
As authorities in the US press for weakening encryption standards, the Netherlands government came out in support of encryption technologies.
Anonymous claimed responsibility for shutting down 14 Thailand police websites on Tuesday amidst police corruption allegations
The Better Business Bureau posted a notice to help potential victims of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach and others determine whether letters claiming to be from the OPM are legitimate.
Siful Haque Sujan, one of the Islamic State's (ISIS) leading hackers, was killed in a Dec. 10 drone strike, according to a release from U.S. Central Command.
Microsoft unveiled a revised policy to inform users when it believes an account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers.
The White House continued to keep tabs on some heads of state, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the effort yielded information on members of Congress.
Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the country will bolster its cybersecurity efforts, after its DNS servers were hit with a 40Gbps DDoS attack that hacking group Anonymous took credit for last week.
Power outages on Christmas Eve in Western Ukraine have been blamed on Russian special services hackers.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has called on the EU to strengthen safeguards on the export of surveillance and interception technologies to third world countries.
Security researcher Chris Vickery discovered a public database containing the voter records and personal information of 191 million registered voters.
Israel's Defense Ministry dismissed Yair Ramati, the nation's head of missile defense, for a "grave breach of information security."
China's legislature approved an anti-terrorism law that was opposed by business groups, President Obama, and human rights organizations.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, went head to head over the weekend over the issue of encryption.
China's anti-terrorism legislation is the latest escalation in a race between China and Western government to enact aggressive surveillance policy.
Is it possible for legislative developments to keep up with the rate of innovation among hackers?
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is pushing for the IRS to improve its taxpayer authentication.
A former financial adviser at Morgan Stanley received a sentence of three year's probation for his illegal accessing of the firm's confidential client data.
Report draws on expertise of 35 specialist law enforcement officers to highlight how perpetrators of child abuse material are using technology to hide their crimes.
The DOJ is investigating the May 2014 Uber breach including allegations against Lyft employees.
Anonymous has admitted responsibility for a huge 40Gbps DDoS attack that took place last week on Turkish DNS Servers
Two more individuals were suspended from the staff of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for inappropriate access to Hillary Clinton's voter database.
The Pentagon is looking to go on the cyber offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in an effort to limit the terror organization's online capability.
Members of a panel on the "Homeland Security Implications of ISIS Attacks" at the Council on Foreign Relations talked about encryption and surveillance in the effort to defeat terrorist groups.
Cybersecurity legislation buried within a $1.1 trillion government spending agreement that was needed to prevent a government shutdown got the nod from the House.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today approved a $100 million settlement with LifeLock over a 2010 contempt charge, the largest such payout in FTC history.
The Pentagon is in desperate need of reinforcements to prepare to fight in cyberspace with many of its most highly qualified security experts leaving the military for better paying jobs.
A Russian accused of hacking American businesses will face trial after a judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawyer's challenge over a technicality.
The omnibus spending deal is reported to include the final text of a major cybersecurity bill that legislators have been working to merge since October.
Encryption and the openness of the internet took center stage at Tuesday's Republican debate, with presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina calling for Silicon Valley to help government solve its "tech problem" and circumvent encryption.
The U.S. Army National Guard announced new cyberdefense measures that will enable greater cyber protection capabilities in every state.
Is it possible for legislative developments to keep up with the rate of innovation among hackers? Jeremy Seth Davis investigates.
Privacy is not a new concept but it's one that gathered steam in 2015 as it faced threats and found renewed support. Teri Robinson reports.
A number of criminal cyber operations were taken down this year owing to international cooperation between law enforcement agents. Ashley Carman reports.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) got hammered yet one more time for breaches that laid the agency low earlier this year as a report from the Inspector General's office took it to task for the way it awarded a contract to a firm charged with providing identity protection services to those affected by the hacks.
While Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey didn't make the case that encrypted communications aided terrorists who launched attacks in San Bernadino, Calif., and Paris, in testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary he pleaded his case for tech companies to allow government access to encrypted data.
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