Order of Malta breach contains unhashed gov't credentials

Order of Malta breach contains unhashed gov't credentials

A white hat researcher discovered a pair of data breaches in which email and password credentials of government employees was dumped on Pastebin.

Hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 insists he breached DNC, not Russian threat actors

Hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 insists he breached DNC, not Russian threat actors

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.

ODNI to monitor its spies through wearable tech

ODNI to monitor its spies through wearable tech

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.

Obama signs FOIA reform bill into law

Obama signs FOIA reform bill into law

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.

State asks court for 27-month extension to review Clinton emails

State asks court for 27-month extension to review Clinton emails

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.

House Homeland Security Committee report calls for encryption commission

House Homeland Security Committee report calls for encryption commission

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.

Love 'exaggerating mental illness to avoid extradition', court hears

Love 'exaggerating mental illness to avoid extradition', court hears

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.

Clinton pledges tech evolution

Clinton pledges tech evolution

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.

House websites knocked offline; provider suggests link to Dem protest

House websites knocked offline; provider suggests link to Dem protest

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.

Senator calls for self-driving vehicle regulations

Senator calls for self-driving vehicle regulations

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.).

Reps. Lieu and Hurd urge HHS to develop ransomware guidelines

Reps. Lieu and Hurd urge HHS to develop ransomware guidelines

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.

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

U.S. Customs and DHS: Passports please, and social media accounts?

DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.

Russia's Duma approves bill requiring decryption backdoors

Russia's Duma approves bill requiring decryption backdoors

Russia's lower house of parliament approved sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that requires companies to decrypt any message sent by users.

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

112K French policemen doxxed on Google Drive

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.

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

Bots adding signatures to U.K. petition calling for a second Brexit referendum

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.

IRS implements new authentication safeguards

IRS implements new authentication safeguards

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has beefed up the authentication requirements on its website to better protect taxpayers and loan applicants.

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

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.

Russian hackers likely plied 'soft underbelly' to access DNC servers

Russian hackers likely plied 'soft underbelly' to access DNC servers

A suspicious domain, misdepatrment[.]com, resembles a legitimate domain for technology services provider MIS Department Inc., which counts among its clients the DNC.

District court judge: FBI's hacking trick does not require warrant

District court judge: FBI's hacking trick does not require warrant

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.

Industry, privacy groups: EU and U.S. Privacy Shield changes unlikely to ease concerns

Industry, privacy groups: EU and U.S. Privacy Shield changes unlikely to ease concerns

The EU and U.S. agreed to changes to the Privacy Shield pact that officials hope will appease privacy concerns raised by privacy regulators.

Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?

Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?

London is the center of tech startups in Europe. So, how will the U.K.'s separation from the EU impact the tech sector?

SEC freezes UK hacker's assets

SEC freezes UK hacker's assets

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.

How 154M U.S. voter records will affect Americans' security - industry reacts

How 154M U.S. voter records will affect Americans' security - industry reacts

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 pros are still not sure what the EU GDPR means to them

Many IT pros are still not sure what the EU GDPR means to them

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.

FTC fines ad network for geo-tracking of millions of consumers without consent

FTC fines ad network for geo-tracking of millions of consumers without consent

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the InMobi ad network $950,000 for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of consumers without consent.

Brexit: London Mayor allies with tech industries to urge U.K. remain

Brexit: London Mayor allies with tech industries to urge U.K. remain

The mayor of London, along with representatives from the tech industry, lobbied for a Remain vote.

Cyber Command getting on the job training fighting ISIS

Cyber Command getting on the job training fighting ISIS

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.

Senate fails to pass amendment expanding FBI's NSL authority, codifying lone wolf provision

Senate fails to pass amendment expanding FBI's NSL authority, codifying lone wolf provision

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 approves two bills to foster DHS outreach to private sector

House approves two bills to foster DHS outreach to private sector

House lawmakers voted on two bills aimed at creating effective partnerships between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector.

Clinton Foundation possibly breached by Russian hackers who targeted DNC

Clinton Foundation possibly breached by Russian hackers who targeted DNC

Russian hacking groups may have broken into the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, though the organization has not confirmed those assertions, reports said.

U.S., Israel team in cyber threat-sharing program

U.S., Israel team in cyber threat-sharing program

The U.S. and Israel are set will announce a bilateral threat sharing program that is expected to begin in the next few months.

Justice's Caldwell lauds Rule 41 changes, EFF, other orgs start campaign to thwart

Justice's Caldwell lauds Rule 41 changes, EFF, other orgs start campaign to thwart

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.

Commons committee lambasts ICO for lack of TalkTalk report

Commons committee lambasts ICO for lack of TalkTalk report

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.

China cyber incursions drop, but more focused, report

China cyber incursions drop, but more focused, report

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."

Guccifer 2.0 out - Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear hacked DNC, Fidelis analysis shows

Guccifer 2.0 out - Cozy Bear, Fancy Bear hacked DNC, Fidelis analysis shows

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.

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

Clarke: Military may be falling short in protecting weapons systems from cyberattacks

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.

RSF presses for whistleblower protections in 'Sapin 2' bill

RSF presses for whistleblower protections in 'Sapin 2' bill

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked French senators to bolster the Sapin 2 bill's protections and address its flaws.

Brennan does not dispute that Twitter cut CIA off from its data service

Brennan does not dispute that Twitter cut CIA off from its data service

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.

House votes down warrantless surveillance ban following Orlando shootings

House votes down warrantless surveillance ban following Orlando shootings

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.

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

U.S. feds looking into $81M theft from Bangladesh Bank in New York

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.

FBI "facing" questions over its facial recognition database

FBI "facing" questions over its facial recognition database

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.

Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

Lone hacker reportedly takes credit for DNC intrusions, releases opposition files on Trump

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.

Cyberattack on NATO could trigger a military response

Cyberattack on NATO could trigger a military response

A cyberattack on a NATO member could result in a conventional military response by the defense organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

Hacker pleads guilty after stealing PII on U.S. soldiers, fed employees for ISIS

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 execs praise Cybersecurity Act during House hearing

Private sector execs praise Cybersecurity Act during House hearing

Private sector executives praised the information-sharing implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Air Force loses 12 years of fraud, abuse investigation records

Air Force loses 12 years of fraud, abuse investigation records

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.

After Orlando massacre, Clinton pledges 'intelligence surge,' solicits tech orgs' help

After Orlando massacre, Clinton pledges 'intelligence surge,' solicits tech orgs' help

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.

DOJ report finds local police sought surveillance tech to blackmail city council

DOJ report finds local police sought surveillance tech to blackmail city council

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.

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

Twitter, HealthCare.gov top annual list of most trustworthy websites

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 may dabble in IoT surveillance

NSA may dabble in IoT surveillance

NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said his agency is researching opportunities to collect from internet of things devices.

House may propose measures to limit warrantless surveillance

House may propose measures to limit warrantless surveillance

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 hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

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.

Pair accused of hacking financial firms extradited to U.S.

Pair accused of hacking financial firms extradited to U.S.

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.

Gaza Cybergang strikes again with suspected ties to Hamas

Gaza Cybergang strikes again with suspected ties to Hamas

ClearSky researchers spotted the cyberespionage group the "Gaza Cybergang" resuming operations after shutting down activities in January 2016.

FBI creating an automated tattoo recognition project

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.

$1.8B approved for DHS cybersecurity efforts

The Department of Homeland Security received a $1.8B infusion aimed at protecting against cyberattacks and safeguarding critical infrastructure.

Journalist facing $250K restitution

Journalist facing $250K restitution

A journalist convicted of hacking is facing a fine of $250K to pay back the employer he violated

Report: Office of Personnel Management names Cord Chase as first CISO

Report: Office of Personnel Management names Cord Chase as first CISO

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. Lee pulls electronic privacy legislation to shield it from controversial amendment

Sen. Lee pulls electronic privacy legislation to shield it from controversial amendment

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.

UK Parliament passes Investigatory Powers Bill

UK Parliament passes Investigatory Powers Bill

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 firms, civil liberty groups oppose email privacy amendment

Tech firms, civil liberty groups oppose email privacy amendment

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).

Burned by ID thief, FTC's chief technologist urges mobile customers, carriers to bolster security

Burned by ID thief, FTC's chief technologist urges mobile customers, carriers to bolster security

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.

Feds not prosecuting enough cyberthieves, survey

Feds not prosecuting enough cyberthieves, survey

More government personnel are needed to pursue and prosecute cyberthieves, ESET said.

Two-factor authentication added to IRS site

Two-factor authentication added to IRS site

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.

Fed directs banks to check for cyberattacks, shore up security after SWIFT hacks

Fed directs banks to check for cyberattacks, shore up security after SWIFT hacks

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.

ISIS warns members of fake Android apps aimed at spying on terrorist group

ISIS warns members of fake Android apps aimed at spying on terrorist group

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.

FBI agent: NIT in Playpen case not malware because it didn't act maliciously

FBI agent: NIT in Playpen case not malware because it didn't act maliciously

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.

EU, U.S. sign data privacy umbrella agreement

EU, U.S. sign data privacy umbrella agreement

The data privacy umbrella will allow cooperation between the U.S. and Europe law enforcement agencies in transferring data during criminal and terrorism investigations.

On anniversary of Snowden leaks, group lobbies against mass surveillance

On anniversary of Snowden leaks, group lobbies against mass surveillance

A number of groups have banded together to call for an end to warrantless mass surveillance.

U.K. Parliament debates Snooper's Charter

U.K. Parliament debates Snooper's Charter

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.

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange to select its MSP by end of month

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange to select its MSP by end of month

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.

Healthcare struggles to protect privacy of PHI

Healthcare struggles to protect privacy of PHI

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.

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

SWIFT hack spurs House committee to investigate N.Y. Fed over $80M cybertheft

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.

"Children are dying" due to restrictions on data, warns cloud expert

"Children are dying" due to restrictions on data, warns cloud expert

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.

Ransomware threats tied to data breaches growing, IC3

Ransomware threats tied to data breaches growing, IC3

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.

DoD to launch info-sharing system to protect against insider threats

DoD to launch info-sharing system to protect against insider threats

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.

CryptoLocker partially shuts down Pinal County, Ariz. government network

CryptoLocker partially shuts down Pinal County, Ariz. government network

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.

Appeals court: No warrant needed to access cell location data

Appeals court: No warrant needed to access cell location data

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.

Russia clamps down on financial hackers

Russia clamps down on financial hackers

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.

IC3 report: Criminals use email scams to steal $263M from U.S. companies

IC3 report: Criminals use email scams to steal $263M from U.S. companies

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 DNI McConnell joins biometric firm's board

Former DNI McConnell joins biometric firm's board

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 postpones vote on email privacy bill

Senate postpones vote on email privacy bill

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.

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

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.

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

The FBI reportedly is close to gaining authority to demand email data from ISPs without a warrant.

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

Two senators lobbied for a cyberattack response policy before the Senate on Wednesday.

ACLU seeks to join Microsoft in demanding gov't notify customers of email, cloud storage searches

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. Wyden says, despite denial, CIA director knew agency spied on Senate

Sen. Wyden says, despite denial, CIA director knew agency spied on Senate

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said CIA Director John Brennan knew his agency was spying on the Senate despite denying the claims in 2013.

Report: DHS intelligence unit lacks "adequate oversight" for continuity capabilities

Report: DHS intelligence unit lacks "adequate oversight" for continuity capabilities

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.

Top Dem points finger across the aisle in cybersecurity debate

Top Dem points finger across the aisle in cybersecurity debate

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.

State Dept. criticized for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

State Dept. criticized for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

"Longstanding, systemic weaknesses" prevented the State Department from properly managing cybersecurity risks, according to an IG report.

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

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.

Study: Federal agencies still lack strong cyber hygiene practices

Study: Federal agencies still lack strong cyber hygiene practices

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.

Guccifer reportedly to plead guilty to certain charges; may aid ongoing federal probes

Guccifer reportedly to plead guilty to certain charges; may aid ongoing federal probes

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 infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.

Bratton: NYC gangs turning to cybercrime, encryption thwarting investigations

Bratton: NYC gangs turning to cybercrime, encryption thwarting investigations

As serious crime stats drop in New York City, gangs are becoming more adept at cybercrime, according to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Microsoft to block 'terrorist content' on its services

Microsoft to block 'terrorist content' on its services

Microsoft banned terrorist content from its services and said it would invest in public-private partnerships to help fight terrorism.

SEC chief: Cyber-crime biggest threat to financial systems

SEC chief: Cyber-crime biggest threat to financial systems

Hackers could wreak havoc on banks and other financial institutions, claims Mary Jo White

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

'Digital Batman' hacktivist posts video of cyberattack on Calatan police site

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.

Wyden bill seeks to block gov't hacking authority under Rule 41 changes

Wyden bill seeks to block gov't hacking authority under Rule 41 changes

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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