Privacy News, Articles and Updates
Eleven cities are organizing local legislation intended to make the procurement and use of surveillance technologies by local police departments more transparent.
The version of Allo that Google released on Wednesday will indefinitely store messages until they are manually deleted by the user.
Independent Security Researcher Troy Hunt spotted a database containing the information of nearly 324,000 Regpack accounts.
Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.
Information Security Forum Managing Director Steve Durbin sat down with SCMagazine.com Executive Editor Teri Robinson to discuss how organizations can better protect their mission critical information assets.
The Association of State Democratic Chairs sent an email to its members advising them to avoid Wikileaks as a precaution against malware infection, especially after several state officials had their accounts hacked, Politico reported.
A federal Appeals Court has reinstated a class-action lawsuit against insurance company Nationwide after concluding that individuals whose personal data was exposed in a 2012 breach have sufficient standing to sue.
A federal district judge for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that the court would begin publishing information about federal prosecutors' use of pen registers and trap and trace devices.
VSA coalition forms with the goal of streamlining the vetting process that businesses use for evaluating vendors' cybersecurity risks.
A Cambridge University researcher recently published a paper demonstrating how the FBI could have easily unlocked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
Instagram has become the latest social media giant to take on hate speech with the release of a new tool that will allow its users to limit what appears on their pages.
Recent actions by FBI director James Comey suggest we should all be using tape over our webcams.
Data theft knows no boundaries. Personal information has been siphoned out from databases connected to both presidential campaigns.
Vectra Networks is claiming that attackers are turning their attention to data centres. Are our data centres as secure as we think they are?
On the eve of the release of "Snowden," the ACLU's Ben Wizner said the civil rights organization had joined forces with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to persuade President Obama to pardon the whistleblower.
A court in Texas handed down a ruling that is likely to set a precedent for government access to hard drives.
Using mass surveillance software without a warrant is almost as easy as installing Skype.
The Russian espionage group Tsar Team, aka Fancy Bear, got into the ADAMS system through an account created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Rio Games.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday issued a request for public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records.
The ransomware RAA, which incorporates the information-stealing trojan Pony, has evolved to more effectively target companies, encrypting victims' files and stealing their data, most likely to infect their business contacts via spear phishing.
A top EU lawyer has concluded that the EU-Canada PNR agreement which oversees the transfer of information on flight records between the two countries goes against the EU Charter Fundamental Human Rights.
Wells Fargo Bank was fined $185 million for a five-year long scam that saw bank employees illegally creating fake accounts and email addresses and apply for credit and debit cards to meet sales goals and earn commissions.
100 million user passwords from a 2012 breach at Russian internet giant Rambler were leaked online.
Oregon credit union filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against Noodles & Company on behalf of other financial institutions affected by a POS breach at the restaurant chain.
The U.S. Army recently tested a drone capable of collecting enemy cyber information on the battlefield.
Did the FBI infect users of a free email service with malware? That's the question the ACLU would like answered.
On Tuesday, officials announced an attacker using employee credentials may have accessed University of Alaska student information.
An old data breach has come back to haunt the pornography site Brazzers and its users, as close to 800,000 unique accounts registered with the site and its online forum was found published online.
ThreatConnect researchers have found an "infrastructure nexus" between recent attacks on election boards and a spearphishing campaign against three governments that "fits a known Russian targeting focus and modus operandi."
A hacker, dubbing himself Mr. High, announced he had stolen the personal details of 6.5 million people across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Kentucky.
SC Magazine Articles
- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Education sector bullied by ransomware and can barely defend itself, report
- DetoxCrypto ransomware imitates Malwarebytes software
- Cisco warns of exploitation of new flaws linked to Shadow Brokers exploits
- House Committee urges Obama not to pardon Snowden
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach
- X-ray and MRI machines among devices used as springboards for data breach attacks
- Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?
- Hacker purportedly selling over 650,000 stolen medical records on dark web marketplace
- OpenSSL patches 14 vulns, including high-severity flaw that can be exploited for DoS attacks
- IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks
- Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers
- Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech
- Malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has increased by 130%