The newly identified attack disguises itself as a warning to parents about a new child predator who has moved into their neighborhood.
A U.S. district judge has decided to permanently end the advertising, marketing and sales tied to the spyware application.
The Chinese government will begin requiring companies who sell computer equipment to the country's banks to comply with a range of intrusive policies.
The source code sharing website will up its maximum payout from $5,000 to $10,000 in its bug bounty program's second year.
In an attempt to put the issue to rest, the agency warned businesses against blocking guests' personal hotspots.
Vladimir Drinkman, who was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and has been fighting extradition since, will face hacking charges in a New Jersey court.
A security engineer from Citrix demonstrated the Maldrone malware that he built as a backdoor to control drones.
The Cyber London program will kick off in April and feature small security companies from the health, defense, retail and telecom sectors.
The hotel chain has addressed a weakness in its Marriott International Android app that could have allowed attackers to access customer data, including credit card information.
The use-after-free vulnerability was being exploited in drive-by-download attacks, Adobe warned.
PlayStation Network (PSN), Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment accountholders affected by a 2011 Sony hack could qualify for benefits from a class action settlement.
The Yosemite 10.10.2 release will address the vulnerability that can be exploited via a Mac's Thunderbolt port, in addition to three recently disclosed Project Zero vulnerabilities.
Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. claims Ignition Studio failed to take basic security precautions, allowing hackers to gain access to Alpine Bank's website.
Visitors to the Malaysia Airlines website were redirected to a spoof page displaying a lizard wearing a tux, monocle and top hat.
Easy Solutions, a fraud-detection software provider, found addresses and usernames of 20 million users on a Russian dating site for sale on an online forum.
The head weapons tester at the Pentagon has released a report that indicates a slew of vulnerabilities affecting Department of Defense networks.
LabMD can challenge the FTC's enforcement authority in federal court once the agency comes to a final decision on the exposure of patient data.
The Obama administration has scaled back the amount of personal information of Healthcare.gov users it sends to third parties.
More than 5,000 ATGs nationwide are vulnerable to attack through exposed serial port interfaces.
The entertainment giant must delay filing its third quarter earnings, since its networks still haven't recovered from a major cyberattack.
Robert Faiella would sell Bitcoins to Silk Road users looking to make illegal purchases on the marketplace after using BitInstant to exchange cash for the digital currency.
The HITRUST Alliance and Deloitte will coordinate cyber town hall meetings in major U.S. cities.
The 114th Congress will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss potential national breach notification legislation that might require companies to notify affected customers within 30 days.
The alleged hacker behind attacks on multiple international artists' computers, including Madonna's, was arrested in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
Apps were flagged for containing malware or suspicious binaries, a RiskIQ study found.
A Georgia judge ordered Home Depot respond to class-action lawsuit allegations surrounding the retailer's major data breach this past summer by July 2015.
The value of the information stolen by the cyber criminal collective, which had members both in the United States and abroad, is between $100 and $200 million.
Authorities say that the 16-year-old Bartlett High School students in Illinois hacked into their school's computer system.
A woman accused a federal agent of using her cellphone data to create a fake Facebook page.
Brian Richard Farrell, an alleged "key player" on the dark web marketplace Silk Road 2.0, was arrested in Washington on Tuesday.
The dongle that is used by Progressive Insurance and is deemed insecure is used in more than two million vehicles in the U.S.
A teenage hacker known as Abdilo claimed responsibility for the hack via Twitter and provided a link to the stolen information.
SplashData analyzed more than 3 million leaked passwords to determine the most popular, and therefore, the least secure.
One of the affected media outlets, the Guardian, revealed the news.
Verizon has fixed a critical vulnerability in its My FiOS app that made it possible to read and send messages from any Verizon user's email account.
Research from The Ponemon Institute and Damballa found that of an average 17,000 alerts a company fields weekly, only 19 percent are reliable.
Attackers compromised gaming platform provider Garena to infect legitimate releases of popular games.
After discovering the bug, security researcher Dylan Saccomanni reached out to the domain registrar, which updated its CSRF protection on Monday.
The coordinated effort includes a newly formed cyber cell comprised of officials from the NSA, FBI and Britain's GCHQ and MI5.
The mission of the working group will be to enhance health information technology (HIT) security.
Since last week's attacks in France, hacking attempts have been made against roughly 19,000 French websites, the AP reported on Thursday.
The National Research Council conducted a study to look into bulk data collection and whether an alternative technology could be more effective.
Last October, the FCC came after Marriott with a $600,000 fine.
First Data Management Services Corp. and Citicorp Payment Services Inc. have been ordered to return any funds held in excess of $500,000 to the supermarket chain.
States investigating JPMorgan's massive breach from this past summer are requesting more information on the type of information that was stolen and the steps taken to protect data.
The latest round of funding is led by Meritech Capital Partners, but includes contributions from current investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in addition to others.
The ongoing scam involves university employees receiving phony emails and ends with their credentials being compromised.
Symantec warns of a phishing campaign that fools victims with fake emails from LinkedIn Support.
A previously unpublished remote overlay toolkit offers an easy-to-use GUI and can be embedded in most common banking malware.
Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart will be the first African-American and Marine to head the Defense Intelligence Agency.
In addition to serving prison time, John Boone has been ordered to pay $1,219,138 in restitution for scamming website investors.
The grants, provided over the next five years, will support training at historically black colleges and universities.
The U.K. prime minister contends there should be no "safe space" for terrorists to communicate on the internet.
A motion was filed to consolidate seven proposed class actions against SPE.
The payment system company launched the industry's first credit/debit card information breach warranty earlier this week.
The KeySweeper device leverages a vulnerability in Microsoft wireless keyboards and can sniff, decrypt and log all keystrokes.
Google has killed security updates for WebKit in earlier Android versions, leaving nearly a billion users at risk.
American Airlines has only identified two specific instances where miles were used without the customer's authorization.
Adobe Flash Player and AIR users are urged to update to the latest versions of the software after a total of nine flaws have been patched.
A new phishing campaign making the rounds is spreading the malware that asks victims to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to decrypt their files.
The Justice Department said the federal government has not violated Twitter's First Amendment rights by limiting disclosure of user data requests.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the legislation last Friday.
A police department in Wenzhou bought a coding machine and software used to plant trojans in jail-broken iPhones and Androids.
An ESET malware analyst previewed a speech he'll give later this week and said 'Operation Windigo' perpetrators changed their tactics to infect adult websites.
The hacktivist collective's new campaign is in response to the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and aims to target and report terrorist Twitter accounts.
On Friday, the gaming and social networking platform Steam announced the changes.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a speech earlier this week that he thinks device-makers should be required to give law enforcement access to their users' data.
SnoopSnitch requires a rooted device with a Qualcomm chipset that runs stock Android 4.1 or higher.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden believes that U.S. policy regarding cyber security is creating a system of incentives for researchers to sell vulnerabilities to secret government agencies.
Rep. Elijah Cummings requested information related to the KeyPoint Government Solutions breach, including records of previous intrusions, forensic analysis and suspected identities.
Online shoe retailer Zappos must pay $106,000 to nine states after a 2012 breach exposed data on 24 million customers.
The petitions called for the firing of federal prosecutors in Aaron Swartz's case.
Sam Curry has joined Arbor Networks as its chief technology & security officer, a newly created position.
United said it has not been breached, but that an unauthorized party attempted to access their accounts using usernames and passwords obtained from a third-party source.
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson claims the federal government secretly monitored her personal and work computer due to her coverage on controversial topics.
The privacy controls will be added to version 7 of HITRUST's CSF due out later this month.
After police responded to a domestic dispute they arrested NY Jet Jermaine Cunningham on three counts, including revenge porn and gun transport.
With the acquisition of wit.ai, Facebook has fast-tracked the voice recognition's vision to build an open community-based platform for developers.
Silent Circle has appointed William Conner as CEO while founder Mike Janke becomes chairman of the board.
A pro-Russian organization has claimed credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack made several German government websites unavailable to visitors.
Moonpig, a customizable greeting card company, had 3 million customers' personal information exposed after a developer detailed a security vulnerability online.
South Korea revealed that North Korea has amassed a "cyber army" made up of 6,000 members, and the team is dedicated to targeting South Korea's military and government.
McAfee Labs researchers will teach the class, covering malware, forensics, exploits and more.
First Source has launched an internal investigation into possible breaks in procedures and policies at a call center in Northern Ireland.
The company will use the funds to expand its intelligence capacity, enhance ThreatScape products and grow partnerships.
Kazuo Hirai addressed the recent cyber attack on the company at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, describing the incident as "vicious and malicious."
The account believed to have been compromised by the group contains files uploaded by 343 Industries, which produced the highly anticipated game Halo 5.
Apple apparently has patched a vulnerability that could be easily exploited by the iDict hacking tool released on New Year's Day.
The major Bitcoin exchange believes a breach occurred on January 5 that might have affected one of its operational wallets.
Quick Heal's annual threat report found a marked increase in Android malware between 2011 and the end of 2014.
Lizard Squad, the group behind attacks on Sony's Playstation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live systems, is now selling a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) tool online that customers can use to attack any online entity.
Fraudulent activity on payment cards may trace back to Chick-fil-A purchases.
A Georgia Tech student has been indicted after allegedly hacking into the University of Georgia computer network.
According to Trend Micro, a 64-bit version of the malware has been detected infecting Windows 7 users.
China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.
A spokesperson for the German government has refuted reports that the Regin spyware made its way onto the laptop of the chancellor's top aide.
Recruits would have the opportunity to become the lead agent in counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigations.
Clicking on a certain link being spammed in Steam chat will result in a malicious screensaver file being downloaded.
Leaked documents show the U.S. lobbying for major companies to be pursued in American courts rather than in host countries where they operate.
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