In a scathing opinion piece, Linux creator Richard Stallman denounced the prevalence of malware and urged users to fight back.
IOActive, Kaspersky Lab, and the Cloud Security Alliance are among the security organizations supporting the effort.
Attackers gained access to an Internal Revenue Service system called "Get Transcript" in order to obtain information on more than 100,000 taxpayers.
More than 30 apps in the Google Play store were found to be scareware posing as Minecraft cheats.
Malicious macro writers are beginning to track their malware through images to determine how well their malware is proliferating.
U.S. authorities are investigating claims by British Uber customers that they were charged for phantom rides in the U.S.
A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.
On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.
House lawmakers might have had some of their personal data compromised in the confirmed CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield data breach earlier this week.
A hacker with security firm Sakurity identified a way to generate unlimited funds on Starbucks gift cards, and proved that it worked.
A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a phishing scheme targeting U.S. government employees.
An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.
Hackers might have accessed and posted the information of up to 4 millions AdultFriendFinder users.
After being free on bond since summer 2014, alleged hacker Timothy French has been taken into custody to await his trial, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Researchers wrote in a paper that UC Browser's English and Chinese versions leak personal and personally-identifiable data.
RadioShack and a coalition of 38 states have reached an agreement allowing RadioShack to sell the customer data under certain conditions.
Shortly after completing its acquisition, Telstra learned that an unauthorized third party gained access to the corporate IT network of Pacnet.
F-Secure observed an uptick in ransomware as well as malware for both Android and iOS in the second half of last year, according to its new threat report.
Purporting to be free agency contractors, an unknown number of protesters planted tape recorders around New York City to capture civilians' conversations and publish them online.
A team of security pros have come up with a fix for the "logjam" bug, but implementing it could have serious consequences for thousands of websites.
In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
An Android stock browser vulnerability was discovered that could allow cyber criminals to "spoof" the address bars and potentially carry out phishing schemes.
Researchers have observed an uptick in the number of fake Bitly links being used to distribute malware and spam.
Dozens of other companies, civil society groups and security and policy experts, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressing the importance of rejecting legislation requiring backdoors into new technology.
Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.
The security alert, issued Friday, addresses a serious buffer overflow vulnerability in QEMU's virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC).
Two Idaho students face felonies after paying someone to carry out DDoS attacks on servers in the West Ada School District.
Back in 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked The Washington Post's site, redirecting visitors to hacker-controlled pages.
According to one analysis of the threat, the attacker used a keylogger to capture anything typed using the keyboard.
For its 18th year in Las Vegas, Black Hat received its largest pool of submission yet from security pros.
United Airlines has become the first airline to offer a bug bounty program - and researchers will receive air miles, not dollars, for their discoveries.
After experiencing a similar incident in 2014, Sally Beauty announced Thursday that an illegal intrusion into its payment card systems has occurred.
Both the U.K. and Nigeria toughened their legal stances on cybercrime this month with Nigeria even allowing for the death sentence.
Sixty-four percent of millennials used their employer-owned device for personal use, compared to 37 percent of baby boomers.
Incapsula found that each compromised router was, on average, infected with four variants of MrBlack malware, which is used for DDoS attacks.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Verizon Wireless and Sprint would pay $90 million and $68 million respectively for billing customers for unauthorized third-party texting services charges.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act today with 338 Representatives voting in favor of the bill and only 88 against it
The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.
AlienVault surveyed 1,107 attendees of the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco and found that nine percent would keep quiet if nobody knew about a breach.
Intel Security asked survey respondents to pick out legitimate emails from phishing attacks, and most fell for at least one attack.
Two new pieces of file encrypting ransomware have been identified, one by Symantec and the other by a security researcher at Rackspace.
Juniper Research revealed the findings in a report on "The Future of Cybercrime and Security."
Princeton professor and former FTC chief technologist Ed Felten has joined the White House "techie" team as deputy CTO.
A number of the vulnerabilities addressed in Firefox 38 could lead to potentially exploitable crashes.
The company patched dozens of critical vulnerabilities for users on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $50 million contract to ASM Research to help improve security and audit readiness.
Navy Adm. and head of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers on the U.S. government's stance on cyber attack retaliation.
Certain customers experienced unauthorized charges to their credit cards in November and December 2014.
Mason Pachulski, the son of Keith Pachulski, was last seen this morning outside his family's home in Jim Thorpe, Penn.
The Tor Cloud project has been discontinued due to a number of vulnerabilities and a lack of individuals available to maintain the service.
Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.
A federal court has ruled that the search of a traveling businessman's laptop in 2013 was unreasonable and violated his privacy.
Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.
Germany has stopped its internet surveillance for the NSA after tensions arose over the US spying on European officials.
Blue Coat analyzed Rombertik, a threat initially uncovered by Cisco, and found that the malware served as an obfuscating wrapper for crimeware tools.
Lockheed Martin is investing an estimated $10 million dollar investment in security firm Cybereason.
The technology company patched vulnerabilities in older Safari versions on Wednesday.
The attack involves getting a user to download and run an HTML Application file, which Symantec researchers observed occurring on porn video websites.
Michigan-based FireKeepers Casino Hotel is investigating a potential security incident involving its point-of-sale systems.
The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO
ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft will cease issuing monthly Patch Tuesday updates on Patch Tuesday, and instead will push fixes out as soon as they're available.
The malware targeted individual merchant locations and not Harbortouch, and Harbortouch's own network was not affected.
The European Commission has adopted a new 16-initiative strategy that would make it easier for consumers to access digital services and goods.
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab identified the vulnerability in the eShop plugin, which affects version 6.3.11 and likely lower.
The Senate will likely vote on a trade bill over the expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The IRS is assembling a team to combat the rising tide of identity theft and fraudulent tax return claims.
The FBI has created a new position to help coordinate its response efforts to cybercrimes and establish better data sharing relationships.
The lower house of the French Parliament has approved a controversial intelligence bill that could broaden the government's surveillance powers.
Netflix announced on Monday the open source release of a threat detection management platform it has named FIDO.
Cards used between Sept. 3, 2014, and April 2 at restaurant, bar and retail locations may have been compromised
Indian officials met with a Japanese contingent last week to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight cyber crime and invest in India's IT sector.
A phishing scheme may have compromised the information of nearly 3,300 patients.
A Canadian woman was arrested for allegedly infecting computers using a RAT, and harassing and spying on victims.
The aviation authority instructed operators to take "interim action" to prevent loss of AC electrical power, until a software fix is available.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the "USA Freedom Act," effectively setting the bill up to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hackers pilfered almost $5 million from the budget airline in an unauthorized electronic funds transfer through a bank in China.
Rutgers and the FBI are collaborating to investigate a series of DDoS attacks against the university.
Google released a Chrome extension that warns users when they're typing their account information into a illegitimate page.
According to researchers at Trustwave, hackers leveraged Bedep to generate fake views for pro-Russian videos.
A glitch in an iPad apps pilots use to communicate caused of 74 flight delays for American Airlines.
Released on Monday, Tor Browser 4.5 comes with improvements to security, privacy and usability.
Illinois is looking to pass legislation to notify residents of "consumer market information" breaches.
The United States and Japan have agreed to bolster their threat-sharing efforts, to thwart cyber attacks from China and North Korea, like state-sponsored intellectual property theft.
Austin P. Berglas, assistant SAIC of the FBI's New York cyber branch will become senior managing director and head of K2 Intelligence's U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident response practice.
During a talk with a Defense Writers Group, Gen. John Hyten of the Air Force discussed attempts made to access U.S. satellite networks.
Symantec wrote in a new blog post that the new ransomware Crypt0l0cker changes its default language depending on the victim's IP address.
SendGrid said the breach occurred after an employee account was compromised.
Italian Financial Police picked up more than 10 people who were purportedly part of an international criminal organization that laundered money from online scams.
Attackers compromised the Twitter feeds of Tesla and company co-founder Elon Musk where they posted false claims.
Also in the poll, 19 percent of voters said that lawmakers should focus on data security standards.
A website offering coloring pages for kids could lead to malicious installs and easily prompt children into clicking content other than the desired coloring pages.
A new Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification is aimed at certifying those with the advanced skills need to keep the cloud secure.
Costa Coffee has warned its loyalty club members of a potential breach and will reset all passwords as well as use a new format for passwords.
Former GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban will be joining London-based Standard Chartered bank to prevent cybercrime.
A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability impacting current WordPress versions has been identified by a researcher with Finnish IT company Klikki Oy.
Andrew Hogg, CEO of Now Source, explains how some of the most popular applications can be riddled with security flaws.
Two unnamed hospitals have signed on to test the WhatsAppDoc platform developed to detect malware in outdated medical devices by monitoring AC consumption.
Microsoft announced plans on Wednesday to on expand its bug bounty program to include Project Spartan, the company's new browser, and Azure, the company's cloud platform.
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SC Magazine Articles
- Study: 86 percent of websites contain at least one 'serious' vulnerability
- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breached, more than one million individuals notified
- Report: $19M breach settlement between MasterCard, Target terminated
- Logjam attack exposes data passed over TLS connections
- Google releases Chrome 43, addresses 37 bugs
- Hackers exploit Starbucks auto-reload feature to steal from customers
- Study: Nearly all SAP systems remain unpatched and vulnerable to attacks
- Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign
- Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee arrested for alleged spear phishing campaign
- Millions of WordPress websites vulnerable to XSS bug
- Senate fails to pass USA Freedom Act; McConnell moves for revote of Patriot Act extension
- Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign
- Site operator sentenced to 13 months for facilitating prostitution
- ISA presses for data to shape cyber security policy, encourages use of NIST framework
- Former Jacobi Medical Center employee improperly emails patient data