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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 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.
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.
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.
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 Israeli Knesset waits on the passage of a bill which would see the amalgamation of Israel's cyber-defences into one central authority
As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.
The White House on Monday unveiled its finalized Federal Source Code policy, designed to encourage federal agencies to share code with each other, as well as the open-source software development community.
Spyware that was recently found to have infiltrated Vietnam Airlines has also embedded itself in the website operations of various Vietnamese institutions, warned cybersecurity firm Bkav, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
A group of four banks in Australia want customers to be able to use the banks' own mobile apps when conducting financial transactions with Apple Pay.
Estonia power company joins European network for cyber-security to improve its cyber-resilience.
European privacy groups have voiced opposition to a planned surveillance data project that would significantly expand the technology capabilities of Romania's domestic intelligence service.
The cyberespionage group identified as Strider by Symantec researchers is as sophisticated a threat as any known APT in history -- including Duqu, Flame, The Equation Group and Regin -- according to an analysis by Kaspersky Lab.
The online retailer has agreed to pay the penalty and to upgrade its data security practices.
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- Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought
- The media becomes the story as hackers focus efforts on news organizations
- Researchers quell Wildfire ransomware with decryption key
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- Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control
- Juniper confirms leaked "NSA exploits" affect its firewalls, no patch released yet