Schumer: Feds should do 'top to bottom' probe of online drug marketplaces

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has called on federal law enforcement officials to stop "copy cat websites."

HackingTeam spying manuals posted online

The Italian spyware company had its manuals posted online that detail how thoroughly an infected user's actions can be monitored.

Attack on White House systems breached unclassified networks

The White House experienced a sustained cyberattack on its systems that impacted its network for nearly two weeks.

FBI uncovers second person leaking government documents

The unnamed leaker's house was searched and a criminal case was opened after documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list were published.

US-CERT warns of phishing campaign spreading Dyre

The credential-stealing malware Dyre has been tied to a string of phishing attacks.

WorldPay hacker sentenced to 11 years for role in $9.4M scheme

WorldPay hacker sentenced to 11 years for role in $9.4M scheme

An Estonian man, Sergei Tsurikov, was sentenced Friday after helping to steal over $9.4 million from payment processor RBS WorldPay in 2008.

Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.

Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

The attack used a false certificate to trick iCloud users into handing over personal data and login credentials. With an attack of this size, some experts and researchers believe the Chinese government could be to blame.

ISA president urges state AGs to expand understanding of cybercrime

Speaking at a National Association of State Attorneys General conference, ISA's Larry Clinton asked the AGs to step up efforts to get more resources.

Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

Information sharing requires breaking down barriers, White House cyber guru says

The White House has advanced an agenda to promote and facilitate information sharing on security threats and vulnerabilities.

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

DHS investigates possible vulnerabilities in medical devices, report indicates

Reuters reported on Wednesday that DHS is investigating roughly 24 cases of suspected vulnerabilities in medical devices and hospital equipment.

Progress on national breach notification law may stall

A bill, which would require a national reporting standard, has failed to make it before the Senate or House this year.

JPMorgan Chase hackers missed fed gov't employee accounts

Information on half a million federal workers in the government's SmartBuy program went undetected by Chase hackers.

Google updates piracy-fighting report

The search engine company updates it piracy report to let users know how its adjusting search results to stop illegal piracy efforts.

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

President Obama signed an Executive Order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling for enhanced security measures, including microchips and PINs.

TD Bank reaches $850K breach settlement with states

The settlement brings some resolve to the 2012 breach, where the bank lost unencrypted backup tapes.

N.M. man, who intercepted governor's emails, sentenced to nine months

Jaime Estrada was sentenced to nine months in prison and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

ABA wants to automatically call and text mobiles regarding breach and fraud alerts

With data breach and fraud alerts in mind, the ABA filed a petition on Tuesday asking the FCC to remove "outdated regulatory restrictions" that prevent sending automated calls and texts to mobile devices.

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

A group of cybercriminals believed to be Russian are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to deliver malware and gather information from various organizations around the world.

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

National Security Letters (NSLs) tread on the First Amendment and give the FBI too much authority, EFF argued.

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

AT&T to pay $150M to settle cramming case, covers $80M in refunds

The settlement marks the largest FCC enforcement action to date, and also involved the FTC and state attorneys general.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Marriott to pay $600K fine for blocking guests' Wi-Fi networks

The FCC launched an investigation last year after a consumer complained of the practice.

Same battle, different field

Same battle, different field

Cyberwarfare is so new that the ground rules are still being established. Nazan Osman provides an overview.

The great communicator: Government policy

The great communicator: Government policy

It's all about what you say and how you say it, says DHS's Phyllis Schneck. Teri Robinson reports.

Addressing attacks on critical infrastructure

Just recently we witnessed the U.S. House of Representative pass two bills aimed at bolstering the security operations of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Mobile-derived credentials

It's more than a trend. Mobile devices are becoming the new enterprise desktop. But mobile devices require the same security considerations to access corporate intranets or securely sending and receiving email.

FBI director criticizes Apple, Google encryption moves

James Comey reportedly said the developments could put consumers "beyond the law."

NIST taps MITRE to support National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

The contract includes initial tasks totaling $29 million, the U.S. Commerce Department's NIST said.

Data security and privacy: Key issues, challenges and responses

Security and privacy professionals employ enumerable solutions and techniques for information security. Yet, the target of the protection, sensitive and private data, is not clearly understood.

Fed court shutters Butterfly Labs at FTC's request

The Federal Trade Commission had asked a federal court to shut down the company, which marketed specialized computers to mine bitcoins.

Reducing cyber risk in industrial control systems with advanced network segmentation

The ISA99/IEC 62443 portfolio of standards has emerged as a leading framework for cybersecurity in ICS and SCADA and was referenced in the recent Presidential Framework.

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

Senators introduced the legislation last week as a means of amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

Canadian telecom co. Telus unveils first transparency report

The company received more than 100,000 government requests for customer data last year.

Securing critical patient privacy & care: Visibility, control and response for healthcare providers

Healthcare IT professionals deal with an increasing array of critical security issues that involve privacy, BYOD and network access, managing live-saving medical devices, and ensuring compliance federal regulations.

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

Yelp and TinyCo settle with FTC over COPPA Rule violations

Yelp will pay $450,000, and TinyCo will pay $300,000 to settle charges that their mobile apps collected information from children under the age of 13.

Congressman asks Issa for hearing on CHS breach

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked for a hearing to investigate the CHS breach.

Documents reveal NSA plans to map every internet connected device in the world

Documents provided by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA is looking to build a near real-time map of every single internet-connected device in the world.

FBI facial recognition system ready for use

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that it is prepared to roll out its new fully operational facial recognition system.

Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

Mark Marmilev pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in a money laundering conspiracy.

Microsoft held in contempt, moves closer to appeal over customer email warrant

Microsoft held in contempt, moves closer to appeal over customer email warrant

Microsoft continues to fight an order requesting it to turn over customer emails stored in a data center in Ireland.

Tapping global threat intelligence to secure enterprise networks

On July 9, 2014, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed the Senate Intelligence Committee in a 12-3 vote. The legislation encourages threat information sharing between government and the private sector

CMS administrator to testify before committee on HealthCare.gov hack

Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will have to testify in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Sept. 18.

Privacy groups urge Senate leaders to pass USA Freedom Act

More than 40 civil liberties groups are urging Senate leaders to pass legislation that would put a halt to the NSA's data collection practices.

Game theory: Cyber preparedness

Game theory: Cyber preparedness

Business leaders are beginning to fathom the importance of cyber war game simulation exercises, reports James Hale.

How safe is cloud - really?

How safe is cloud - really?

Revelations of government surveillance are fueling a paranoia that isn't going to subside. Kate O'Flaherty asks whether firms should be afraid of adopting cloud?

FTC seeks public comment on adult verification company AgeCheq

Under the agency's COPPA ruling, website that collect personal information on its young users must receive parental consent before doing so.

Former acting HHS cyber director convicted on child porn charges

Former acting HHS cyber director convicted on child porn charges

Timothy DeFoggi, who was nabbed by the FBI last year in its Operation Torpedo investigation was convicted by federal jury in Nebraska.

California Assembly passes first student online privacy bill

The bill would prevent companies from selling students' data and profiting from it.

NSA's ICREACH search engine shares billions of records, The Intercept reports

More than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies have had access to more than 850 billion records courtesy of NSA's ICREACH, a search engine similar to Google.

Calif. passes law requiring smartphone kill switch technology

Starting July 2015, all smartphones sold in the state must come with the anti-theft technology.

FTC asks court to shut down debt relief scam

Claiming funding from the federal government and an endorsement by President Obama, a debt relief program coerced private data from consumers.

Report: UK police push for required mobile phone PWs

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly lobbied for two years to enact the standard.

Medical transcription provider settles data security charges

GMR Transcription Services in California agreed to settle FTC charges related to its security practices.

AP denied security docs on HealthCare.gov, a risk to private information

AP denied security docs on HealthCare.gov, a risk to private information

The Associated Press was denied a request made under the Freedom of Information Act for documents that contain security information on HealthCare.gov.

NSA works to automatically detect attacks, return strikes from foreign adversaries

NSA works to automatically detect attacks, return strikes from foreign adversaries

The NSA program, called "MonsterMind," is reportedly being developed by the intelligence agency.

FCC creates task force to scrutinize illegal stingray use

FCC creates task force to scrutinize illegal stingray use

The task force will examine the use of the technology by foreign intelligence agencies and criminals targeting Americans.

Skimming con drains pension of retired officer in Philippines

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) warned that the incident showcases the growing incidence of ATM skimming fraud.

DEA paid $850K for Amtrak passenger info that was available for free

The DEA paid an unnamed Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 for passenger information that it could have attained for free.

White House charges elite tech team with improving websites

After a disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov, the White House has put together a team of private sector gurus to improve federal websites.

The industry's role in public safety

In this video, Joshua Corman, CTO at Sonatype, chats with SC Magazine's Danielle Walker on his involvement in some important upcoming initiatives.

Black Hat:"Saving cyberspace" requires next-level defense focus

Black Hat:"Saving cyberspace" requires next-level defense focus

Speaker Jason Healey warned that the internet can only endure so much abuse before it's irreversibly damaged.

Breach of USIS believed to be state-sponsored, DHS reportedly impacted

Two USIS clients, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Personnel Management, have suspended their contracts as a result of the incident.

Wikimedia Foundation lists removed links under 'right to be forgotten'

The nonprofit group which run Wikipedia was notified by Google of links removed from its search results.

NIST drafts updated guidance for agencies assessing security, privacy

NIST drafts updated guidance for agencies assessing security, privacy

The guidance gives federal agencies improved assessment procedures for securing their information systems and networks.

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced an NSA reform bill that would update the USA Freedom Act.

House passes two cyber security bills

One bill aims to improve agencies' website security, while another works to thwart critical infrastructure attacks.

House of Lords subcommittee highlights 'right to be forgotten' flaws

In a recent report, a House of Lords subcommittee called the "right to be forgotten" law unenforceable.

Report: Hackers stole data from Israeli defense firms

A report by Brian Krebs detailed the intrusions, which occurred between Oct. 2011 and Aug. 2012.

Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M

Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M

A federal court in New York issued default judgments against 14 companies and individuals who allegedly operated the scams.

Senator Leahy prepares bill to tackle NSA snooping

The bill is set to be introduced on Tuesday.

Report: Japan eyes law requiring security incident reporting

Bloomberg says the Japanese government is eyeing cyber security legislation to make companies 'fess up to security incidents impacting users.

CyberMaryland conference returns, hosts job fair for military vets

The conference will be anchored by the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Competition, a security job fair, and more.

Cyber Command tests gov't collaboration in wake of attacks

The two-week exercise, "Cyber Guard 14-1," was completed this month.

Almost 40 percent of Canada's Justice Department duped by phishing

Almost one in four employees at Canada's Justice Department fell prey to internet phishing in an exercise last December.

Privacy groups, security experts and others implore Obama to veto CISA

Much to the chagrin of privacy advocates and other security experts, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 passed the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.

Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion.

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Stephen Su is accused of accessing U.S. firms' systems, including defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Cryptolocker neutralized, says Justice Department

Cryptolocker is effectively non-functional and unable to encrypt newly infected computers, according to a status report filed by the Justice Department on Friday.

Police, security firms abate Shylock malware threat

Police, security firms abate Shylock malware threat

In 2013, the banking trojan was deemed one of the most active banking trojans by Dell SecureWorks.

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 encourages threat information sharing between government and the private sector.

In year's first half, Verizon hit with 150,000 gov't data requests

On Tuesday, the telecom giant published its second transparency report on government requests for customer data.

Advanced attack group Deep Panda uses PowerShell to breach think tanks

Advanced attack group Deep Panda uses PowerShell to breach think tanks

CrowdStrike revealed that the attack group is now targeting sensitive data about political affairs in Iraq.

Senate committee passes FISMA reform bill

Senate committee passes FISMA reform bill

The FISMA reform act, which eases reporting requirements and clarifies the roles of DHS and OMB, easily passes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

The legal fight stems from a 2013 request by the Manhattan district attorney, seeking data from the Facebook accounts of 381 people.

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

Privacy advocates say the Wednesday ruling will have a positive impact on forthcoming cases involving data security.

Google begins removing European search results

Google sent its first emails today informing individuals that their requested links were being taken down in accordance with Europe's "right to be forgotten" decision.

Fla. passes sweeping data breach notification bill

In what might be the broadest data breach legislation yet, Gov. Rick Perry signed a set of bills that impose stringent requirements on businesses.

Calif. assembly committee OKs bill to cut resources to NSA

A California Senate Bill curbing "illegal and unconstitutional collection" of data is two steps away from law after a vote by the state assembly's Public Safety Committee.

House votes to block funding for NSA snooping

On Thursday, the House voted to block NSA from funds that support its warrantless search of Americans' communications.

Hong Kong polling site suffers massive DDoS attack

An online polling site intended to gauge the support for universal suffrage in Hong Kong was been hit by a large DDoS attack Tuesday.

House committee says 'inaccurate' info prompted FTC's LabMD complaint

Under investigation is FTC's relationship with security firm Tiversa, which provided the agency evidence in an ongoing data security case.

Australia's Coalition Government nixes data breach notification bill

Lawmakers back the spirit of the Privacy Alerts Bill 2014, which carries hefty fines for delinquent organizations, but called for further clarification.

Seeking solutions to robocalls, FTC hosts contests at DefCon 22

Seeking an end to phone spam, otherwise known as robocalls, the FTC is hosting three standalone contests at DefCon 22.

Rebel with a cause: Glenn Greenwald is a doctor for America's conscience

Rebel with a cause: Glenn Greenwald is a doctor for America's conscience

Glenn Greenwald's new book recounts the human drama of his collaboration with Edward Snowden, the widespread sweeping up of communications and the consequences of the U.S. surveillance state.

Bahamas taps Hogan Lovells in NSA cell phone surveillance controversy

Hogan Lovells will represent the government of the Bahamas following reports by The Intercept that the NSA had been recording all cell phone conversations made into, out of, and within the island country.

New Canadian privacy commissioner comes under fire

Canada's federal privacy commissioner has been replaced in a move that has sparked criticism from activists, academics and political leaders.

Judge reverses order for NSA to preserve data

A day after reiterating a March order that put a halt to the NSA destroying data, a federal judge, citing national, reverses his decision.

Florida judge sides with ACLU, testimony unsealed on police use of 'stingray' devices

Florida judge sides with ACLU, testimony unsealed on police use of 'stingray' devices

A Florida judge sided with the ACLU on Tuesday and ordered that a testimony on the police use of "stingray" devices be unsealed.

Int'l crackdown on Gameover botnet results in criminal charges

Int'l crackdown on Gameover botnet results in criminal charges

A 14-count indictment against the suspected botnet administrator, Evgeniy Bogachev of Russia, was unsealed on Monday.

Sign up to our newsletters

RECENT COMMENTS

FOLLOW US