A white hat researcher discovered a pair of data breaches in which email and password credentials of government employees was dumped on Pastebin.
Guccifer 2.0, a purported hacker claiming responsibility for breaching the DNC's networks and leaking their election strategies, published a blog post yesterday to further refute claims that the true culprits are Russian cyberespionage agents.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) advanced research funding unit is developing a project to assist U.S. intelligence firms in monitoring its spies through wearable devices.
The bipartisan bill, which got the nod from the House in mid-June, "codifies a statutory presumption of openness," according to a June 13 release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The U.S. State Department cited insufficient staffing as the primary reason behind its request for a 27-month extension to review and release emails related to Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that were requested by Citizens United under the FOIA.
The House Homeland Security committee issued an encryption report that supported establishing a commission to study implications of encryption and its effects on law enforcement and economic development.
Lauri Love is hiding behind his mental illness to avoid being sent to the US for trial, according to arguments heard in his extradition hearing yesterday. Tom Reeve reports from Westminster Magistrates' court.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.
Congressional websites of 19 House Democrats were knocked offline in an incident that the technology firm managing the sites believes is linked to last week's sit-in calling for a vote on gun control legislation.
During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections on internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) encouraged the agency to develop guidance for healthcare providers to use when responding to ransomware attacks.
DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.
Russia's lower house of parliament approved sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that requires companies to decrypt any message sent by users.
A disgruntled ex-employee of an insurance firm uploaded the personal details of 112,000 French police officers to a Google Drive account on June 2 possibly exposing the officer's personal information, including addresses.
According to the signatures found on a U.K. parliament online petition, people in Antarctica, North Korea and Vatican City would like a second EU referendum to be held.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has beefed up the authentication requirements on its website to better protect taxpayers and loan applicants.
It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.
A suspicious domain, misdepatrment[.]com, resembles a legitimate domain for technology services provider MIS Department Inc., which counts among its clients the DNC.
A U.S. District Court judge in Eastern Virginia presiding over a child pornography criminal trial has sided definitively with U.S. law enforcement in ruling that investigators do not need a warrant to remotely hack into suspects' computers.
The EU and U.S. agreed to changes to the Privacy Shield pact that officials hope will appease privacy concerns raised by privacy regulators.
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The SEC obtained an emergency court order from a New York court to freeze assets belonging to a UK citizen who allegedly engaged in a sophisticated hacking and market manipulation scheme.
An unencrypted database was discovered containing 154 million records of U.S. voters, including addresses, phone numbers, political party, income range, ethnicity, age, and voting history.
Many IT professionals are still unaware of what the EU GDPR means to their organisation with 20 percent being oblivious to the possibility that a data breach could lead to fines of up to €30m (£23m) or four percent of annual turnover.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the InMobi ad network $950,000 for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of consumers without consent.
The mayor of London, along with representatives from the tech industry, lobbied for a Remain vote.
U.S. Cyber Command is finding the day-in and day-out operations it is conducting in support of U.S, and allied forces fighting ISIS is giving the cyber troops a massive amount of on the job training.
An amendment to the "Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act," which would expand the FBI's NSL authority failed to pass the Senate Wednesday.
House lawmakers voted on two bills aimed at creating effective partnerships between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector.
Russian hacking groups may have broken into the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, though the organization has not confirmed those assertions, reports said.
The U.S. and Israel are set will announce a bilateral threat sharing program that is expected to begin in the next few months.
Assistant AG Leslie Caldwell said amendments to Rule 41 don't run counter to the Fourth Amendment, while the EFF and other groups mobilized web operators and citizens to oppose the changes set to take affect December 16.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee report on cyber-security opened with criticism of the ICO and then moved on to recommendations for escalating the visibility of cyber-security within organisations.
A new study from FireEye finds that while Chinese cyber attacks have declined, they are now "more focused, calculated, and still successful in compromising corporate networks."
A comparative analysis by Fidelis Cybersecurity of malware samples provided by the DNC supported findings by CrowdStrike that a pair of intrusions were the handiwork of the Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear APT groups purported to have ties to Russian intelligence.
The U.S. military may not be doing enough to protect its weapons systems from cyberattacks, former National Security Council (NSC) Cybersecurity Director Richard Clarke said during a recent conference.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked French senators to bolster the Sapin 2 bill's protections and address its flaws.
CIA Director John Brennan was asked about reports that Twitter has not made the Dataminr analytics service available to U.S. intelligence agencies, but has made the service available to a Russian news outlet.
The House voted against an amendment to a military spending bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to attain a warrant in order to search the electronic communications of Americans.
A probe into the cybertheft of $81 million from the account of Bangladesh Bank held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is now under way by the U.S. attorney's office.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has a few questions it would like the FBI to answer about its facial recognition database that contains 411 million photos.
A hacker called "Guccifer 2.0" claimed credit for breaking into the Democratic National Committee computer system and released the DNC's opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
A cyberattack on a NATO member could result in a conventional military response by the defense organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
In a first of its kind case, an ISIS-linked hacker pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Private sector executives praised the information-sharing implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.
The U.S. Air Force lost 12 years of records containing fraud and abuse investigations from its inspector general and legislative liaison offices as a result of a database crash.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told a crowd in Cleveland that she would push tech companies to cooperate with government requests for help in tracking and identifying terrorists and foiling their plots.
As local law enforcement agencies increase efforts to make use of powerful surveillance technologies, the DOJ has issued a harsh report detailing a pattern of misconduct and corruption at the Calexico Police Department.
At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.
NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said his agency is researching opportunities to collect from internet of things devices.
House lawmakers are reportedly seeking to introduce legislative measures that would limit domestic surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and protect encrypted communications.
Russian government hackers apparently broke into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accessed the party's entire database on Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein, accused of orchestrating the largest-ever theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution, were extradited from Israel to the U.S. late last week.
ClearSky researchers spotted the cyberespionage group the "Gaza Cybergang" resuming operations after shutting down activities in January 2016.
The EFF has sounded an alarm over a joint project between the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop automated tattoo recognition technologies.
The Department of Homeland Security received a $1.8B infusion aimed at protecting against cyberattacks and safeguarding critical infrastructure.
A journalist convicted of hacking is facing a fine of $250K to pay back the employer he violated
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in April discreetly hired a cybersecurity adviser from within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to be its new CISO, according to a report.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of the original sponsors of the ECPA Amendments Act of 2015, withdrew the bill today from the Senate Judiciary Committee after a proposed amendment threatened to defeat one of its key tenets.
Most MPs in the UK House of Commons have agreed to pass the Investigatory Powers Bill, in a vote of 444-69 in favour, most Labour MPs who had appeared to be against the bill voted in favour of it.
Tech companies and privacy advocates are calling foul on a proposed amendment to an email privacy bill that that was originally intended to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).
After an unknown perpetrator impersonated her in mobile phone store, the FTC's chief technologist, Lorrie Cranor, warned mobile customers of phone and SIM card scams, and urged carriers to employ additional security measures.
More government personnel are needed to pursue and prosecute cyberthieves, ESET said.
The IRS has pumped up its web security by adding multifactor authentication to thwart cyberthieves eager for the trove of taxpayer information held in its databases.
The Federal Reserve Bank issued a notice Tuesday telling banks to assess their cybersecurity postures and search for clues of cyberattacks by the group that pulled off an $81 million cyber heist from the Bangladesh Central Bank.
Tech-savvy ISIS sent out an alert that an unknown source has released fake Android apps that the terrorist group fears may be used to spy on them.
An FBI special agent deposed in federal court has stated that the network investigative technique (NIT) used to identify members of child pornography site Playpen should not be defined as malware because its behavior was not malicious.
The data privacy umbrella will allow cooperation between the U.S. and Europe law enforcement agencies in transferring data during criminal and terrorism investigations.
A number of groups have banded together to call for an end to warrantless mass surveillance.
The legislation, also known as the Draft Data Communications Bill, would enlist U.K.-based companies to store a 12-month backlog of data about every individual.
Five weeks after its official launch, the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange is already close to selecting an MSP that will manage the group's new cyberthreat intelligence sharing forum, according to a panel session at SC Congress Toronto on Wednesday.
As the healthcare industry strives to bring data from different sources together to create longitudinal patient records, organizations must find ways to minimize and de-identify data to better protect its privacy.
A House committee is investigating the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's operations related to the cybertheft of $80 million from the Bank of Bangladesh.
Placing draconian restrictions on cloud-based data management as a measure of protection can have deleterious effects on society, warned Steven Woodward, director of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Canada, at SC Congress Toronto 2016 today.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a Public Service Announcement regarding the growing number of individuals who have been filing reports with the center.
The Defense Department is creating an information-sharing platform that will monitor risks posed by government employees and other individuals in possession of high-level U.S. government security clearance.
The computer network of the Pinal County Attorney's Office in Arizona has been hit with CryptoLocker, effectively shutting down part of the agency's system.
A U.S. appeals court overturned a ruling from last year that law enforcement authorities must obtain a warrant to access a suspect's location.
Fifty members of a hacker gang alleged to have created malware used to steal in excess of $25 million from Russian banks have been arrested.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has reported that U.S. companies lost $263 million as a result of cybercriminal groups' email scams in 2015.
Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and National Security Agency (NSA) Vice Admiral Mike McConnell joined the board of directors of Plurilock Security Solutions, a Canadian biometric cybersecurity firm.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) postponed a vote on a privacy bill after a flurry of amendments threatened to weaken the bill's intent.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would compel President Obama to raise Cyber Command to a Combatant Command.
The FBI reportedly is close to gaining authority to demand email data from ISPs without a warrant.
Two senators lobbied for a cyberattack response policy before the Senate on Wednesday.
The ACLU petitioned a federal court to join Microsoft's lawsuit to force the U.S. government to notify its customers of email and cloud storage searches.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said CIA Director John Brennan knew his agency was spying on the Senate despite denying the claims in 2013.
DHS's intelligence unit has not established "an adequate oversight structure" for essential requirements in protecting against "the loss of essential records and intelligence information in an emergency," an OIG report found.
At a hearing, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) advocated for a bill that would allocate $3.1 billion to create an Information Technology Modernization Fund.
"Longstanding, systemic weaknesses" prevented the State Department from properly managing cybersecurity risks, according to an IG report.
Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.
China will send the first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July, vastly improving the secure transmission of data and thwarting the efforts of hackers.
A new study showing how federal agencies still don't have a firm grasp of cybersecurity practices was ironically released just days after the third-party contractor hired to fortify the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's systems suddenly quit.
The infamous hacker Guccifer, who claims to have infiltrated Hillary Clinton's email servers while she was Secretary of State, will reportedly plead guilty today to at least one of the federal charges for which he was extradited to the U.S.
GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.
As serious crime stats drop in New York City, gangs are becoming more adept at cybercrime, according to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Microsoft banned terrorist content from its services and said it would invest in public-private partnerships to help fight terrorism.
Hackers could wreak havoc on banks and other financial institutions, claims Mary Jo White
Days after transferring $11,000 in stolen bitcoins to an anti-ISIS revolutionary group in Syria, hacktivist Phineas Fisher was at it again—defacing the website belonging to Spain's Catalan police union, and posting an online tutorial showing how it was done.
A bill introduced yesterday by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) seeks to block the expansion of government's hacking authority under Rule 41 changes that would let judges issue warrants to access computers located in any jurisdiction.
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