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.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) accused House leadership of putting politics ahead of security by refusing to bring a "backdoor" NDAA amendment to the floor for a vote.
Anonymous said it took down North Carolina state government sites in protest of "bathroom law."
Security professionals lauded a bill that aims to tackle malware threats by disrupting the use of botnets by cybercriminal groups, in testimony during a Senate hearing.
Despite opposition from the White House, a bill cleared the House on Wednesday that establishes U.S. Cyber Command as a unified command unit.
The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans for 2016 to triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered.
Researchers have discovered a malware-based APT dating back to 2008 that at least appears to target political enemies of Ukraine, including pro-Russia separatists in the disputed eastern region of the country.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Justice, asking the agency to disclose its efforts to track and study sextortion cybercrimes.
Apple did the right thing by rebuffing the FBI's attempt to get it to crack an iPhone 5c and tech companies that don't show similar backbone might find potential customers hesitant to purchase their products.
U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation \to strengthen ties between universities and the Department of Homeland Security.
A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.
A Senate Judiciary subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday to explore that growing threat of ransomware.
A Federal judge denied a motion filed by Mozilla last week requesting that the FBI privately disclose a security vulnerability used in a child pornography case.
FDA official provided detail about the agency's IT strategy that aims to strengthen protection of pharmaceutical companies' data submitted in regulatory filings during the approval process of new drugs.
A Japanese teenager was charged May 11 for allegedly launching a DoS attack which shut down 444 school websites.
According to Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Russia was most likely responsible for the major cyber-attack on the Bundestag last year, forcing computer systems to be on hiatus for days.
A U.S. House member introduced draft legislation Thursday that would require the Obama administration to sanction Iranian hackers indicted for cyberattacks.
Recently released documents set off renewed discussions about Hillary Clinton's information security practices as former U.S. Secretary of State.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plans to join bipartisan effort to introduce legislation to block proposed amendments to Rule 41.
South Korea claimed North Korea was behind a cyberattack on a navy defense contractor.
Updated: Federal cybersecurity policy will likely be affected by the ongoing saga involving Hillary Clinton's email communications, a former Congressional chief of staff said.
The DHS yesterday issued its first-ever US-CERT security alert pertaining to the active exploit of an SAP application, after a security vendor determined 36 organizations were infiltrated via an SAP vulnerability that was disclosed over five years ago.
Mozilla asked a federal district court in Washington to compel the FBI to disclose a zero-day vulnerability in the Tor browser that authorities exploited to identify patrons of the Tor-based child pornography site Playpen.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey reiterated Wednesday to reporters in Washington that encryption was hampering law enforcement's ability to investigate criminals.
A former attorney for the U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency discussed attempts to regulate encryption technologies at the Inside dark web conference in New York City on Thursday.
Concern for hacking prompted the U.S. House of Representatives to block lawmakers from accessing software apps residing on a Google cloud service.
The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) brought together Silicon Valley executives with federal officials at the advisory committee's annual meeting on Wednesday.
Gen. Michael Hayden told the audience at Centrify Connect that the U.S. hasn't defined what to call cyber attacks like the one on Sony.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 bill this week asking the Obama administration to develop a set of guidelines for the U.S. military to follow in response to a cyberattack.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and staffers received warnings that the House network has received a rise in attempted ransomware attacks.
Yahoo has released its second wave of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) documents concerning a 2007 case over user data.
The FBI provided a local police department with a StingRay but required it to "use additional and independent investigative means and methods" to ensure data obtained by the surveillance device "would be admissible at trial."
A Florida man who logged into a computer system with appropriated credentials now faces felony charges.
The Air Force Reserve is scrambling to hustle reservists through cyber training, but doesn't currently have the capacity to meet current demand.
An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA has been extradited to the United States from Germany.
Arthur Budovsky, operator of an online payment processor popular with cybercriminals, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for money laundering.
A contentious amendment to an international export treaty has been causing an uproar in the security communities.
A lobbying effort is underway to block the re-election of Sen. Richard Burr for internet policies that at least one digital rights activists has called "idiotic."
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has already questioned a number of Hillary Clinton's former aides about her use of the server to conduct official State Department business.
An unidentified former employee of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the likely perp behind a breach that could lead to a "risk of identity theft."
A group of organizations and businesses nearly 50-strong urged Congressional leaders to take swift action on the Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act.
The leaders of a group of tech industry associations asked the presidential candidates to strengthen the United States' cybersecurity posture, and attached a "Technology Sector Presidential Platform" that lays out recommendations.
Sen. Ron Wyden is planning to introduce legislation to reverse proposed amendments to Rule 41 within days, an aide to Sen. Wyden told SCMagazine.com.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker Guccifer, has claimed in an interview with NBC News that he didn't just publicly expose U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email address, but actually broke into her email server.
Documents declassified on Tuesday reveal that the Justice Department aggressively sought to impose administrative penalties on whistleblowers, rather than pursue criminal penalties.
The Swiss defense department was hit with a cyber attack.
A judge in Brazil ordered mobile phone operators to shutter the WhatsApp chat service for three days.
The long-besieged Privacy Shield agreement proposed by U.S. and European officials faces a new round of challenges following recent decisions by the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court and the Supreme Court.
House Oversight Committee asked SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin to hand over the unredacted version of a penetration testing recently done at the agency.
After an investigation confirmed that data was exported during a December breach of the DNC voter file system but cleared the Sanders campaign of wrongdoing, the presidential hopeful withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against the DNC.
A contentious amendment to an international export treaty has been causing an uproar in the security communities, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.
Hacking a connected car in Michigan could warrant a life sentence behind bars if recently proposed legislation is passed into law.
Belgium's minister of defence, Steven Vandeput has stated the importance of investing in technology for national security.
Several ISIS hacking groups announced that they have joined forces to form a large hacking group.
U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott Tuesday hinted his office may be working to help guide federal agencies to adopt "bimodal IT."
In a letter to the OMB, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson and ranking member Tom Carper asked the agency's director Shaun Donovan to complete changes to a privacy and cyber policy framework.
The U.S. House yesterday passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which creates a single U.S. standard for protecting companies from intellectual property theft through civil recourse against the offending parties in federal court.
The director of CERT UK laid out some of the problems facing UK cyber-space and outlined what cyber-security could do to help fix them.
A defense authorization bill could split off the U.S. Cyber Command from under the direction of U.S. Strategic Command and the NSA.
Cybercriminals are strengthening their DDoS attacks with more amplification and new methods to refine their botnets.
Automakers, Uber, Google form Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets as GAO releases vehicle cybersecurity report
Automakers form join forces in the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets coalition one day after the GAO released auto cybersecurity report.
The House Wednesday passed the Email Privacy Act (EPA) 419-0, a reformation of the aging Electronics Privacy Act (ECPA) and drew immediate praise from rights groups.
Lawmakers are requesting an addendum to a defense authorization bill to mandate specialized training for U.S. cybersecurity troops engaged in war games.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation won't share the method that was used to unlock an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters because the mechanism belongs to the third party who cracked the phone.
Though deeply unpopular in some circles, a new YouGov poll has shown broad approval for the enumeration of government surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill.
More than two months after a federal judge ruled the U.S. must privately disclose the hacking technique the FBI used to identify patrons of the child porn site Playpen, lawyers have filed a motion urging the case be dismissed if the government does not comply or drop the charges.
The root of the problem with malicious smart city hacking lies in the fact that sensors typically collect 'raw' data and then merely pass it on.
The U.S. government is mulling ways it might disclose the number of Americans who have been caught up in government surveillance under the Prism program, set to expire in 2017.
The Justice Department told a federal court that it was dropping its case against the tech giant after it received a passcode for the device from an unnamed source.
Rep. James Langevin wrote an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) praising draft guidance that would strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices.
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are being targeted by a new variant of Poison Ivy, a malware package that previously hadn't seen an update in six or seven years.
The two men responsible for the SpyEye banking trojan, used to steal user information from financial institutions, were sentenced to a combined 24-1/2 years in prison.
MacKeeper Security Researcher Chris Vickery claimed to have discovered 93.4 million Mexican voter registration records.
Published reports are using an odd methodology in an attempt to decipher exactly how much the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)paid to unlock the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
A coalition of industry groups representing some of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley penned an open letter to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
A federal district court judge has ruled that an Eastern Virginia magistrate overstepped her authority when granting the FBI a warrant to collect data from the user of a child pornography site, because the data resided on a computer in Massachusetts, outside her jurisdiction.
Filipino authorities Thursday confirmed the arrest one of three people believed to be responsible for breaching the COMELEC website.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology was indeed a target of a cyberattack last year.
In a declassified ruling, a federal judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ruled that the FBI's search of Americans' emails without a warrant during criminal investigations is not contradictory to the Constitution or the FISA Amendments Act.
Americans are concerned that the FCC's Set-Top Box proposal, which will open the market to third-party vendors like Google, will compromise their privacy.
A federal judge has ruled that Ashley Madison class action plaintiffs must use their real names to continue lawsuit.
When Jamie Randall, CTO of the IASME Consortium, was asked to speak at yesterday's SC Congress Amsterdam on upcoming EU data protection regulation, he says that he, like many people, "promptly fell asleep".
Recent changes in Washington have led to CCOs fearing that they may be held personally responsible for the misconduct of their employers.
A malicious insider was handed a nine-year prison sentence and a $1.7 million fine for hacking into the computer system of his former employer Locke Lord.
The Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats will meet today to hear testimony on cybersecurity issues and funding from Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Cyber Command representatives.
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- Some U.S. Bancorp workers' W-2 info exposed in ADP data breach
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- Updated: Gmail, Yahoo email credentials among millions found on the dark web
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- Knock Knock! Unique new backdoor Trojan infecting computers
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- Workplace security awareness programs lacking in efficacy, says study
- ACLU seeks to join Microsoft in demanding gov't notify customers of email, cloud storage searches
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