The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.
Eleven cities are organizing local legislation intended to make the procurement and use of surveillance technologies by local police departments more transparent.
While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.
The White House has announced a cyber-security breach, as a purported photocopy of Michelle Obama's passport appears online.
The Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to secure its weapons against cyberattacks.
A new bill before Congress would require that all voting machines leave a traceable paper trail and require a secure connection to the web for vote-tabulating machines to prevent electoral tampering.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there have been previous instances of Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections going back to the 1960s.
Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.
The Association of State Democratic Chairs sent an email to its members advising them to avoid Wikileaks as a precaution against malware infection, especially after several state officials had their accounts hacked, Politico reported.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans a vote on legislation that would task the SBA with assisting small businesses in improving preparedness against cyber threats.
Cisco issued an advisory for a flaw that the company has linked to exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urged President Obama not to issue a presidential pardon to Edward Snowden.
The film Snowden opens this week recounting recent events that have sent reverberations around the world.
The "high-profile incidents you've read about" in media reports were conducted using simple methods, including spear phishing schemes or USB drive delivery, an NSA official said.
British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.
A Cambridge University researcher recently published a paper demonstrating how the FBI could have easily unlocked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
As automakers race to develop automated vehicles, the challenge of securing these automotive systems has taken on an elevated role for automakers.
The U.S. Justice Department released a review of the FBI's impersonation of an Associated Press (AP) editor to infect a suspect with malware.
The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
Recent actions by FBI director James Comey suggest we should all be using tape over our webcams.
Data theft knows no boundaries. Personal information has been siphoned out from databases connected to both presidential campaigns.
To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.
President Obama may be urged to split the joint leadership of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command in favor of two distinct forces for cyberespionage and cyberwarfare.
General Colin Powell offered up several rather negative, yet bipartisan, opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in a series of leaked emails that were just made public,
On the eve of the release of "Snowden," the ACLU's Ben Wizner said the civil rights organization had joined forces with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to persuade President Obama to pardon the whistleblower.
Millions of Russians are still losing personal data online thanks to using vulnerable websites and being hacked.
The National Security Agency has handed over responsibility for operating and promoting its CIRA accreditation programme to CREST, best known in the UK for its accreditation schemes with GCHQ, CESG and the Bank of England.
A court in Texas handed down a ruling that is likely to set a precedent for government access to hard drives.
The dramatic exchange is the latest escalation after the committee requested last week that the FBI, Office of the DNI, Justice Department, and State Department hold a classified briefing to disclose details of the FBI report.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday issued a request for public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records.
The Justice Department is unable to determine the amount spent by federal agencies litigating FOIA lawsuits in which the complainant substantially prevailed, a GAO report determined.
The malicious actors behind the GovRAT malware have upgraded it to version 2.0 and using the new version to hit even more targets and increase the price of the software, now starting at $1,000.
U.S. legislators urged the Department of Justice and the Commerce Department to reconsider the transfer of internet governance.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr have reportedly been circulating proposed changes to Feinstein-Burr encryption bill.
CIA Director John Brennan warned against Russian hacking skills calling them "exceptionally capable and sophisticated."
A top EU lawyer has concluded that the EU-Canada PNR agreement which oversees the transfer of information on flight records between the two countries goes against the EU Charter Fundamental Human Rights.
France's former head of external intelligence service discussed a French cyber campaign that targeted Iran, Canada, Spain, Greece, Norway, and other nations.
The new rules are designed to enhance and clarify existing requirements relating to cybersecurity testing and system safeguards risk analysis.
The Department of Defense does not have the necessary visibility into the cyber capabilities of the National Guard, according to a report by the GAO.
The White House announced on Thursday the appointment of Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill as the first federal chief information security officer (CISO).
An individual who self-identified as Guccifer 2.0 continues to deny reports by security firms that link the purported hacker or hacking group to Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) groups.
Two North Carolina men were arrested Thursday for their alleged roles in hacking senior U.S. government officials and computer systems.
Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight Committee swapped accusations over the on-going saga surrounding presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server.
An extra €70 million is to be spent in the five years from 2017 on a major refresh of cyber-capabilities.
As the November election nears, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Monday accused the Kremlin of wanting to interfere with the U.S. election.
A recently declassified group of 45 messages from NSA Director Michael Hayden to his workers reveal the daily ins and outs of the agency while it supported the Iraq War.
Did the FBI infect users of a free email service with malware? That's the question the ACLU would like answered.
The massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) might have been prevented had the agency followed basic cybersecurity guidelines, a congressional investigation claimed.
China will experience a loss of GDP from between 1.77 - 3.44% as a result of the country's information communications technology policies.
ThreatConnect researchers have found an "infrastructure nexus" between recent attacks on election boards and a spearphishing campaign against three governments that "fits a known Russian targeting focus and modus operandi."
The FBI today released a 58-page document detailing the agency's interview with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others concerning the use of her private email server.
Guccifer's two-year hacking spree, which exposed Hillary Clinton's controversial use of a private email server, has ended with a more than four-year prison sentence.
The leader of the Labour party has announced his intention to draw up a digital bill of rights, installing a constitutional settlement for online privacy for UK citizens
A bill is pending in California that would designate the use of ransomware as a form of extortion.
In a new survey, only 34 percent of privacy professionals whose companies transfer data from Europe to the U.S. said that they expected their businesses to adopt the newly approved EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
FBI Director James Comey reached out to businesses asking for his agency to be included in their cybersecurity plans and broached the lightning rod topic of encryption during a speech at the 2016 Symantec Government Symposium.
China has signaled an interest in a global approach to developing the country's cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies.
The Democratic senators sent a letter to the White House stressing the importance of developing a "coordinated strategy" to battle cybercrime at financial institutions.
Personal information of Illinois voters is believed to have been siphoned in a cyberattack, possibly of foreign origin.
The same cybergang that launched attacks against the Pentagon, State Department and DNC is also believed to have targeted Russia-focused think tanks in the U.S.
Several web pages associated with the former file-sharing site Megaupload - seized by the FBI over four years ago in an online piracy investigation - are now serving up pornographic content and junk ads.
The FBI said foreign hackers made their way into voter databases in two states in recent weeks, the latest indication of potential problems to come in November's presidential election.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to accelerate its investigation of the SS7 flaw.
Cisco updated a security advisory for a remote code execution vulnerability affecting the SNMP application-layer protocol.
The fish and wildlife agencies of Washington, Oregon and Idaho have temporarily suspended the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and tags after the vendor operating their online licensing system was apparently breached.
U.S. CIO Tony Scott promoted a $3 billion proposal to modernize government technologywhile speaking at an annual summit.
The interim boss of GOV.UK's Verify service is set to look for ways to use the identity-confirmation tools outside of central government.
Intel and Kaspersky researchers developed a free decryption tool for victims of the Wildfire variant of ransomware.
Juniper confirms exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers group appear to affect its firewalls, but has not yet patched the vulnerabilities.
The threat from ransomware continues to grow and the situation will only get darker before mitigation efforts prove reliable and the miscreants move on to another attack vector, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday for the Dell Data Security Ransomware Roundtable.
Five suspected cyberthieves have reportedly fled Thailand after allegedly stealing approximately $350,000 in cash from 21 malware-infected ATMs operated by the state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB).
The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium (NIAS) in Mons is expected to outline the alliance's vision and plans to boost capabilities including cyber-security expenditure priorities.
The government of Singapore is to shut off access to the internet of government agencies in an effort to preempt a cyber-attack or a data breach.
About 22,000 documents have leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS which is building submarines for the Indian navy.
Code leaked by the Shadow Brokers group has set off calls from security researchers and tech groups for a national conversation about vulnerability disclosure policy.
In a revision of its policies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has instructed its regional offices to place more of an emphasis on investigating smaller health-care data breaches that affect fewer than 500 individuals.
Researchers believe Fancy Bear hacked the Olympic drug-testing agency in retaliation for WADA's recommendation to ban all Russian athletes from the Olympics.
Privacy groups have opposed a proposal by DHS that would collect information about the social media presence and online activities of visa-waiver program visitors to the U.S.
Visiting a 'forbidden' website is now punishable with a three-year jail term in India - even without downloading anything. NordVPN predicts a surge of VPN subscriptions in India by Internet users to protect online freedom.
Although a ransomware attack hit the city of Sarasota, Fla. in February, owing to an ongoing criminal investigation, details of the attack are only now being revealed.
Russian banks will be faced with a whole range of new regulations, and penalties for non-compliance, when it comes to cyber-security, according to the country's Central Bank
France and Germany discuss 'tapping' encrypted end-to-end networks such as WhatsApp and Skype
NIST issued a far-reaching request for information, seeking cybersecurity suggestions from the private sector on a range of topics.
Belgian security officials reportedly turned to the National Security Agency (NSA) during an investigation that led to an accused Paris terrorist.
Snowden documents were published Friday, strengthening evidence that code leaked by the Shadow Brokers contains zero-day exploits used by the NSA.
Updated! As it considers classifying the electoral system as critical infrastructure, the U.S. government has pledged to provide states with federal assistance to help manage voting cyber risks and taking additional steps to quell fears the election this fall could be hacked.
China launched an orbital carrier rocket early Tuesday morning carrying the 'Micius' satellite, believed to be the world's first quantum satellite.
The persona known as Guccifer 2.0 published DCCC documents related to Florida primaries that provide detail into a re-districting effort that the hacker says shows congressional primaries are "becoming a farce."
The European Commission to looking to tighten its regulatory grip on US-based tech companies which are slowly replacing traditional telcos in the services they provide.
Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian charged with hacking into servers and global carding forum sites resulting in $170 million in phony credit card purchases, will face a federal jury this week.
The U.S. Department of the Interior must update its access controls to meet current standards, according to an inspector general report.
The EPA has 30 systems that contain personally identifiable information (PII), according to the At a Glance summary of the inspector general's report.
The fallout from the hack into the DNC continues as it is now being reported that celebrities, C-suite executives and other high-profile donors to the Democratic party were also ensnared.
Major partners in the controversial nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point have been accused in American courts of attempting to steal US nuclear technology.
The large majority of London police computers are apparently still using the 14-year-old Windows XP operating system and jeopardising security
The Israeli Knesset waits on the passage of a bill which would see the amalgamation of Israel's cyber-defences into one central authority
Nic Scott has been appointed to managing director for the UK and Ireland at Code42.
A new APT group has emerged on the Indian subcontinent, identified by ForcePoint as 'Monsoon'
As OPM CIO, Defense Department Principal Deputy CIO David De Vries will be instrumental in raising the agency's security profile.
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