A new Norton by Symantec study found 80 percent of Americans are worried they will be victimized by an online crime, but at the same time consumers are over confident in the belief that their online habits are safe.
Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a video malvertising campaign that highlights the ad industry's lack of security.
Researchers at SANS Internet Storm Center spotted a nuclear exploit kit delivering the Cryptowall ransomware in nuclear exploit kits.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet next Wednesday to discuss international cybertheft of corporate intellectual property.
Already a scourge on personal computers, as well as personal websites, ransomware is now going after Linux web servers.
Dell computers can be tinkered with to expose the number employees use to identify customers
Dell reported that it has been shipping Inspiron 14 laptops since August that inadvertently contained the security certificate, eDellRoot, that essentially gives hackers complete access to the system.
Dark web version of GitHub offers a place for developers to code controversial projects anonymously.
Sean Tierney, a former Morgan Stanley cyberdefense expert, is the new vice president of threat intelligence for IID.
New online educational tools to assist bank executives in defending against cybercrime have been added to the website of the FDIC.
CryptoCoinsNews and Hacked are offering a reward for information on a cyberattack launched against them.
Password managers are intended to make life easier and safer for consumers, but researchers from Salesforce have discovered a way to crack LastPass and this could mean other similar services are also vulnerable.
VMware issued an advisory to patch an information disclosure issue.
A technology staffer in the Georgia office of the Secretary of State was fired following the dissemination a month ago of discs containing the personal information of six million Georgia voters.
China is looking to construct its own secure smartphones capable of evading U.S. surveillance programs.
From an IT standpoint it is clear the Islamic terror group ISIS takes its internet security protocols seriously.
N.C. man sentenced for operating second largest music piracy site in the country.
Anonymous claimed it took down 5,500 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts on its #OpParis Twitter account.
The jihadist extremist militant group ISIS reportedly is taking the technological angle of its efforts seriously enough to create a "help desk" to teach recruits tricks that will allow them to communicate and pull off attacks.
Further security and privacy risks to users of Siri, Apple's personal assistant, have been revealed that could allow anyone to gain entry to personal data on someone else's iOS device.
G-20 nations struck a deal at a two-day summit in Antalya, Turkey.
Adobe released security updates that address three security issues affecting its ColdFusion, LiveCycle DS, and Premiere Clip 9 products.
A 15-year-old boy from the UK has been charged in connection with cyber-attacks on websites around the world and in connection with bomb hoaxes targeting North American airlines.
When it comes to procuring the correct software for an organization Ricardo LaFosse, CISO for Cook County, Ill. made several to the attendees at SC Congress Chicago today.
The Georgia Institute of Technology found that devices and sensors are increasingly finding their way into industry and consumers' lives.
Hacker group Anonymous has declared war against ISIS in retaliation for the attacks in Paris on Friday night, in a YouTube video.
What had been the relatively quiet Magnitude exploit kit (EK) has been picking up some steam of late having been spotted on several online ad networks, according to a researcher at Malwarebytes.
A 51-year-old British man is headed to prison after being found guilty of DDoS attacks that knocked more than 300 websites offline in 2013.
Google announced that it will soon start to notify users when incoming Gmails are unencrypted
The FBI and U.S. Secret Service are looking for Joshua Samuel Aaron, one of the four people indicted by U.S. authorities this week for the JPMorgan Chase hack.
Microsoft reported this week it will deliver several of its Cloud services from two new datacenters in Germany.
Researchers have spotted the POS malware dubbed "Cherry Picker" targeting the food and beverage industry.
Juniper Networks today appointed Kevin Walker as security chief technology officer.
Malwarebytes spotted malvertising on the Barclays Premier League official fantasy site that redirected users to Nuclear Exploit Kits that exploited Flash vulnerabilities.
A Washington D.C.-based man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he participated in an identity fraud scheme that netted more than $315,000 in fraudulent federal income tax returns.
U.S. and Cuban officials met Monday to discuss cybercrime, according to the State Department.
Google and Apple have both removed the third-party Instagram app InstaAgent from their respective app stores that was busy stealing user passwords.
A security update patches a critical flaw in the management console for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Beth Cobert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) was nominated Tuesday by President Obama to become the department's permanent leader.
Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorka will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss cybersecurity agreements.
With $250 million being raised in a Series B funding round, Tenable Network Security has its welcome sign out looking to fill dozens of openings in a number of countries.
Even as it adds more electronics to its vehicles, Ford will make personal data protection a priority, promising not to use customer data without the express consent of the car owner, a Ford executive said Wednesday, speaking at Web Summit in Dublin.
Seven House Democrats traveled to China this past week to discuss cybersecurity, among other issues.
Cyber Caliphate hacked and leaked account credentials for more than 54,000 Twitter as well as personal details on U.S. officials.
Blue Coat Systems will acquire Elastica, a cloud security startup founded in 2012. Blue Coat will pay $280 million for the San Jose, Calif., cloud security company which started up iin 2012.
Shipbuilders bidding to construct the next generation of submarines for the Royal Australian Navy are reporting multiple hacking attempts with the German firm ThyssenKrupp saying there are 30 to 40 intrusion attempts every day.
MyFreeCams.com puts models and users at risk with weak password security
Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) is supporting a series of cyber-safety walk-in events commencing on 9 November.
Michael Cosiscia was convicted for disrupting commodity futures prices in a $1.4 million fraud scheme marking the first federal prosecution of its kind.
The European Commission issued new Safe Harbor clear guidelines along with a time frame to finish negotiating a fresh deal on Friday.
Regulatory agencies in the U.S. are increasingly concerned by ransomware attacks against financial institutions. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published a statement warning financial institutions of an uptick in the "frequency and severity of cyber attacks involving extortion."
Cox Communications reached a $595,000 civil settlement with the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau bringing to a close an investigation over whether Cox failed to properly protect customer data.
Email service provider ProtonMail paid a ransom demand after experiencing two apparent DDoS attacks, but to no avail.
A Scottish citizen was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco Thursday for allegedly using Twitter accounts to manipulate stock prices causing $1.6 million in losses to shareholders.
Anonymous followed up on its threat to out people it believes are KKK members with the release of hundreds of names on Pastebin.
Demonstrating that financial gain can be a motivator for nefarious activity, 35 percent of employees were willing to sell their firm's intellectual property if the price was right.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a spate of cyberattacks targeting the email and social media accounts of Obama administration personnel in recent weeks.
The teen hackers who infiltrated the email account of CIA Director John Brennan said they are prying into the accounts of other government officials, most recently claiming to hack an email account of FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced a bill aiming to ban the use of stingrays and other surveillance equipment without a warrant.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s CSO Jim Cummings reportedly was reassigned to a new position within the bank following the company's major data breach this past year.
HHS CIO Frank Baitman is stepping down from his post at the end of the month.
XcodeGhost has been spotted in U.S. enterprises along with a new variant that is designed to infect iOS 9 systems.
Iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million from Goldman Sachs' Private Capital Investing group, in a Series A transaction that values the company in excess of $500 million.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) appointed Clifton Triplett as the agency's new cyber and information advisor.
The U.S. government Tuesday put forth a privacy framework for federal agencies.
Google has patched two vulnerabilities in Nexus devices that could enable remote code execution and more.
Banks are warning Apple Pay users against storing other people's fingerprints on their iPhones, with a threat that would void terms & conditions agreements.
The Salt Lake City School District was struck by a DDoS attack last Friday that brought down the district's website, phone system and online administrative tools.
Mozilla included a Tracking Protection feature in the new Firefox Version 42.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android that will give users more control over the information they share with third parties.
The internet security firm WISeKey has named "House of Cards" actor Kevin Spacey as an industry ambassador to help raise awareness for cybersecurity issues.
Kaspersky Lab has declared CoinVault and Bitcryptor dead following the both the arrest of its alleged authors and release of a final set of decryption keys.
F-Secure launched a bug bounty this past week, which could dole out max rewards amounting to approximately $16,527.
Malwarebytes is reporting that once again Adobe Flash Player has become a target as the recently patched zero-day exploit that was discovered and patched has become a part of several exploit kits (EK).
The U.S. Air Force has added cyber warfare operations as a job position eligible for special duty pay.
An unannounced data breach at a large firm prompted First National Bank of Omaha to reissue debit cards to customers in seven states.
The American Civil Liberties Union called for greater transparency from the FBI after obtaining FOIA documents detailing surveillance flights conducted during the Baltimore protests.
European and American diplomats are reportedly negotiating a "Safe Harbor 2.0" agreement to allow for data transfers to the United States while also addressing European privacy concerns, Reuters reported on Thursday.
German police, working with the European Union's criminal intelligence and judicial agencies Europol and Eurojust, conducted raids on the homes of DroidJack users throughout Germany.
In a pact similar to the one it formed with the U.S., China has agreed to work with Germany to put an end to cyberespionage.
The European Parliament voted on Thursday to call on EU member states to drop criminal charges against Edward Snowden and prevent his extradition.
The hacking group Anonymous is threatening to pull off the hoods of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members as part of an on-going battle between two groups.
Ellen Conlin Hair & Beauty, a Scottish chain of hair salons owned by the husband-wife team Ellen Conlin-Main and Ken Main, reportedly paid hackers € 1,000 in Bitcoin to recover the salon's data.
Researchers demonstrate attacks against LTE devices to expose vulnerabilities and practical attack points.
Border gateway protocol, BGP, is being pointed out as a source of lacking internet security in a recent Wall Street Journal article.
The suspected Chinese hack of health insurer Anthem may have had more to do with that nation's leaders being interested in learning how to provide healthcare for its population than stealing data.
Cisco will acquire Lancope, a network behavior analytics and cybersecurity firm, for $452 million in cash and equity.
Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese Android users are being hit with an abundance of porn-themed malware, according to a new Trend Micro report.
Iranian hackers show increasing interest in DroidJack and AndroRAT over other other RATs commonly used to target Android devices.
Yahoo hired Bob Lord as the company's new CISO, according to a blog post by Jay Rossiter, SVP, product and engineering, science and technology at Yahoo.
The Senate met to discuss and vote on amendments to CISA on Tuesday and most of the morning's amendments were struck down.
The IRS has owned at least one Stingray, Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) documents show.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation took issue with an amendment released by the sponsors of the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) that it says previews the final version of CISA, saying that two such releases in two days "should be a sign to Senators that more debate is needed" on the bill.
A new ATM will be able to grant customers permission to withdraw money through a scan of their irises or a QR code on their smartphones.
Adobe on Tuesday released a security update for Shockwave Player that addresses a critical memory corruption vulnerability.
The European Union plans to discuss new rules this week that, in its eyes, will "protect" net neutrality; some tech companies have argued otherwise.
The Wichita, Kansas public school system is investigating a possible hacking attempt on one of its networks that took place on Oct. 23.
A digital privacy group called Fight for the Future said Facebook has been quietly supporting CISA, while publicly opposing the cyber bill, quoting anonymous sources.
Researchers at Symantec discovered a backdoor trojan targeting the manufacturing industry in South Korea.
Trident Capital Cybersecurity took the lead in a $32.5 million round of Series A funding for IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander.
A new phishing campaign targeting Android users in Russia threatens to steal the mobile banking credentials of mobile banking users, according to post on the Symantec blog.
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