Oklahoma's News 9 website is reportedly safe to visit after a malvertising attack which lasted at least a week.
Security researcher Peiter Zatko, better known in the industry by his hacker moniker "Mudge," will unveil details of a cybersecurity "underwriters' laboratory" project that he announced last year on Twitter.
S. Korean authorities are blaming N. Korea for hacking an e-commerce firm and compromising the data of more than 10 million users.
Trustwave has appointed Chris Schueler as senior vice president of managed security services.
A new phishing scam targeting Apple users has been detected that is using SMS messages to lure unsuspecting recipients.
A bug impacting all versions of open source Xen hybervisor that could allow an attacker to gain host privileges has been reported.
A former Citibank employee was sentenced to 21 months in prison after wiping routers and shutting down 90 percent of the firm's network access across North America.
Eighty-three percent of fraudulent money transfers reported to the FBI as the result of business email compromise scams are wired to banks in China and Hong Kong, CNN reported, following an FBI presentation at the International Conference on Cyber Security.
The FBI is looking for candidates to fill its brand-new position of senior-level data scientist, a role requires specialization in big-data analytics and whose responsibilities include serving as a top advisor and consultant to Cyber Division executives.
A Russian security researcher discovered the app for Mac OS logs every pasted message to syslog.
The Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC) in Georgia is notifying patients of a data breach that compromised the personal information of current and former patients.
An Arab-American policy organization has joined with civil liberties and privacy groups to address domestic surveillance policies that target Arab American and American Muslim communities.
To enhance the use of its web portal, gov.uk, the U.K. government is testing the use of its subscribers' social media logins as an authentication method.
Singapore residents have been targeted in a new scam where they receive a phone call purportedly from the delivery service DHL that request personally identifiable information.
Motorola reportedly will not be conducting regular monthly security updates for its new Moto Z, Z Force and G4 mobile phones, and will instead issue security patches in conjunction with scheduled maintenance releases and OS upgrades.
Members will discuss and examine the challenges of balancing privacy and fighting cybercrime.
A researcher earned $10,080 from Twitter's bug bounty program after discovering he could access a supposedly private online registry that led him to the complete source code for Twitter's Vine video-sharing service.
A third-party provider is being blamed for a possible breach into customer transactions at GunMag Warehouse.
Fearing a Russian cyberattack, Estonia is reportedly negotiating with the U.K and Luxembourg governments to store citizen data in the U.K.
The ACLU of Illinois applauded Governor Bruce Rauner's Friday signing of legislation regulating stingray use as a "measure that increases transparency."
Three defendants were charged in federal court on Friday for their role in a global telecommunications fraud conspiracy that compromised mobile phone users' accounts and cloned their cell phones to make unauthorized illegal international calls.
A top elected Illinois Republican representative abruptly resigned his position citing "cybersecurity issues" as the reason for his departure.
A man sitting in jail on charges of sex trafficking was ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone, but so far his attorney has succeeded in blocking the order on constitutional grounds.
The ransomware PowerWare that commandeers Microsoft's PowerShell utility to download and run malicious code, now has a variant that mirrors Locky ransomware.
Self-driving cars in Germany may soon be required to carry a black box to help determine fault.
The EFF filed an injunction against the DoJ, Library of Congress, Copyright Office and U.S. officials, challenging Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
A system integrity feature that prohibits Android mobile devices from booting when the presence of malware is suspected will now be strictly enforced in version 7.0.
A Ukrainian man was arrested Wednesday in Poland for allegedly owning and operating one of the world's largest BitTorrent distribution sites.
After a four-day long DDoS assault, the Library of Congress announced its computer systems have returned to normal.
Researchers at Sucuri has uncovered a sampling of novel e-commerce attacks that combine the classic duplicity of phishing schemes with the insidiousness of malicious webpage redirects.
Researchers spotted six common security issues in code hooking software that could allow an attacker to bypass the operating system and inject malicious code.
Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.
A website for the rubber goods brand Dunlop was compromised to distribute ransomware to customers viewing a slideshow of DIY projects featuring its product line, according to endpoint security software firm Invincea.
The Supreme Court in Brazil nixed a ban on WhatsApp imposed by a lower court judge earlier today.
Twitter said Tuesday it had created an online application process so that Twitter accounts could receive verified status.
Guccifer 2.0 documents reveal information about prominent donors to the Democratic party, including Hollywood celebrities Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and David Geffen.
ISA President Larry Clinton urged lawmakers to treat cybersecurity "with a greater sense of urgency," saying in a release that the economics of cybersecurity need to be better integrated into policies.
The Neutrino exploit kit (EK) added a former Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability affecting to its arsenal.
The Carbanak cybergang which facilitated the heist of $1 billion from banks around the world last year, was linked to the Russian security firm Infocube.
The former St. Louis Cardinals baseball executive who illegally hacked into the Houston Astros' computer systems in order to gather intelligence and obtain an unfair advantage was sentenced in Houston yesterday to 46 months in federal prison.
The number of unique malware families found actively attacking business networks grew 61 percent from January 2016 to June, with 2,420 distinct threats detected last month, according to Check Point Software Technologies' June Threat Index.
Delilah trojan designed to target potential insiders via social engineering, extortion, and ransomware tactics.
Three suspects were arrested after a network of Eastern European and Russian cybercriminals used malware to steal $2.5 million in cash from dozens of machines around the country.
Manufacturers of wearable devices continue to pay inadequate attention to user security, according to a new security audit of the best-selling fitness tracking and wearable devices.
A known SQL injection vulnerability affecting vBulletin software was exploited by an attacker to breach the Ubuntu Forums database.
Researchers discovered a way to detect and block malware in Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections without decrypting the traffic.
The demand for a cybersecurity component that can be deployed to protect U.S. military infrastructure and combat forces is so strong that Cyber Command will begin deploying its cyber troops even before the complete force is trained and staffed.
For the first time ever, CryptXXX ransomware is being distributed through malicious document attachments in email campaigns.
Cisco yesterday disclosed a vulnerability in version 2.6 of its WebEx Meetings Server that leaves users susceptible to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
Duo Labs researchers said Nexus devices ship with a "purer flavor of Android" and are consistently in the first wave of Androids to receive operating system updates.
Silicon Valley tech sector leaders released a statement expressing dismay at the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president.
A cryptography Ph.D. student has accused WhatsApp of blocking calls to Saudi Arabia phone numbers and deceiving users
A Chinese businessman Wednesday was sentenced to 46 months in prison in the U.S. for his role in a cyberespionage conspiracy.
Symantec has spotted a new banking malware that stops a victim from cancelling a compromised payment card by blocking calls from the infected device to the bank's customer service department.
Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information.
Acknowledging a shortfall in the pool of cybersecurity talent needed to combat today's increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, the federal government announced it is actively expanding recruitment.
Rep. Jackie Speier(D-Calif.) today introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, or revenge porn bill, that will make it a crime to knowingly distribute sexually explicit images of someone without their consent.
xDedic, a dark web marketplace offering access to compromised Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers, has reportedly resurfaced following a brief shutdown.
A high-ranking Google exec revealed that that the company sends 4,000 warnings monthly about state-sponsored cyberattacks.
The U.S. Air Force is learning a tough lesson when it comes to hardening its systems against cyberintrusions, primarily that the cybersecurity threat landscape changes faster than the military's budgeting process.
A zero-day flaw in Drupal is now being said to be how hackers penetrated the network of law firm Mossack Fonseca and siphoned out 11.5 million files.
IBM researchers recently revealed the discovery of a now patched remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in MIUI operating systems.
A New York man was sentenced to two years in prison on three federal charges that include swatting, doxing and making bomb threats against an Arizona university.
The wildly popular, albeit copyright-infringing website Megaupload is set to relaunch, five years after being shuttered by the Department of Justice.
A bill has been introduced in California that would officially outlaw the felonious use of ransomware.
In a letter sent yesterday to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) requested that the agency turn its attention to digital ad fraud and its detrimental economic impact.
Viewers illegally downloading Game of Thrones are being visited by dragons of a 21st century variety: phony notices of violation.
The financial messaging cooperative SWIFT announced today that it hired two cybersecurity firms and also created a Customer Security Intelligence team in order to bolster cyber defenses, strengthen forensic investigations and promote information sharing.
Cloud service data aggregator Datadog was hit with a data breach late last week and has sent a letter to its customers warning them to change their login credentials.
After NATO's Allied Transformation Command websites were knocked offline, the alliance has not released official comments on the cause of the outage that felled two military command websites.
A hacker reportedly accessed and publicly posted 50,000 records from the Baton Rouge Police Department to protest the police killing of local resident Alton Sterling.
A report from the U.K.'s National Crime Agency found that cybercrime has passed traditional crime in terms of impact.
Vulnerability Lab researchers reportedly spotted two upatched bugs in BMW domains and its ConnectedDrive portal.
A new variant has been added to the Kovter malware family posing as a Firefox update and that uses a legitimate certificate has been spotted by Barkly.
Researchers have proven that sensors in wearable electronics can be exploited to measure minute movements in users' arms in an effort to decipher keystrokes and PIN codes that they enter into computers and ATMs.
House legislators approved a bill Thursday prohibiting access to pornography on federal government computers.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department would not bring criminal charges against former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
Cybereason Labs researcher Amit Serper claims to have spotted the threat actors behind the OSX.Pirrit as well as a newer version of the adware.
Disconnecting computers used in power plants and electrical grids from the internet is being proposed in a bill before the Senate.
A former Special Agent involved in the Silk Road investigation is suspected of pilfering $700K in bitcoin - after he pled guilty to the theft of $820K in bitcoin and received a five-year prison sentence.
HPE Tuesday announced patches for seven OpenSSL bugs which have been present for more than a year.
Taking a break from its takeovers of CEOs' Twitter and Quora accounts, the hacking group OurMine today turned its attention to Wikileaks, reportedly knocking its website offline with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
An Israel-based security firm has issued a warning to fans of the upcoming Olympics to be wary of phony offers.
An unauthorized third party gained access to KontrolFreek servers and obtained payment card information on an undisclosed number of customers.
Researchers discovered the Adwind RAT in spam emails containing the spyware as part of a campaign targeting companies in Denmark.
Google will include a new defensive measure in its upcoming Android 7.0, or Nougat, operating system that will block ransomware designed to lock the device's display.
The FTC is probing Avid, which faces a number of class action lawsuits on behalf of customers, for manipulating the Ashley Madison site by posting phony female profiles, or fembots, capable of conversing with male customers.
An analysis of identity theft trends in the UK shows a 52 percent increase in ID fraud crimes perpetrated against young people aged 30 and under between 2014 and 2015.
A cyberscam has been unfolding in the wake of the Brexit vote.
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.
A security researcher looks to have discovered an Achilles heel in the way millions of Android phones execute encryption, leaving these mobile devices potentially vulnerable to advanced hacking techniques.
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.
Muslim Match, a dating website for Muslims, was hacked and user credentials and profiles of 150,000 subscribers posted online.
A hacker yesterday accessed the Twitter account of Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and posted several fake tweets, including one that announced a leadership change.
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.).
A new phishing campaign, purportedly from a family foundation, offers "randomly selected" individuals 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) - if they provide personal details.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick last night became the latest public target of the OurMine hacking group, which posted an unauthorized message on his Twitter page, likely after hijacking his linked Quora account.
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.
DHS and U.S. Customs propose screening of social media accounts for foreign travelers.
Russia's lower house of parliament approved sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that requires companies to decrypt any message sent by users.
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