Privacy News, Articles and Updates
Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.
The "Celebgate" hacker pled guilty for a phishing scam that led him to hack into celebrity accounts to steal nude photos.
On the heels of a breach last week at LinkedIn that exposed passwords of 117 million users, Microsoft has put in place new password security for users of its Azure Active Directory.
In a video on Facebook, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask accused Florida Gov. Rick Scott of a "collusion of corruption" following the dumping of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Atlantic Ocean.
China will send the first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July, vastly improving the secure transmission of data and thwarting the efforts of hackers.
With summer just around the corner, people are looking for quick diet solutions online to get their bodies 'beach ready'. A third of Brits (34 percent) are willing to sacrifice their online safety to lose a few pounds by clicking on potentially malicious websites that offer to help 'lose belly fat'.
A new study showing how federal agencies still don't have a firm grasp of cybersecurity practices was ironically released just days after the third-party contractor hired to fortify the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's systems suddenly quit.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Will Hurd (R-Texas) took aim at Congress's personal cyber hygiene in a letter penned to their fellow legislators.
The infamous hacker Guccifer, who claims to have infiltrated Hillary Clinton's email servers while she was Secretary of State, will reportedly plead guilty today to at least one of the federal charges for which he was extradited to the U.S.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) is planning to introduce a federal revenge porn bill in late June that would outlaw non-consensual pornography on a national level, a source told SCMagazine.com.
Google released v4 of its safe browsing API, a tool for software developers that helps client applications check URLs against Google's list of suspected malicious pages.
A bill introduced yesterday by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) seeks to block the expansion of government's hacking authority under Rule 41 changes that would let judges issue warrants to access computers located in any jurisdiction.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) accused House leadership of putting politics ahead of security by refusing to bring a "backdoor" NDAA amendment to the floor for a vote.
More than 4,000 patients of the Children's National Health System received notices of a data breach following a former vendor disclosing patient health information on an FTP site viewable on the web.
The "Privacy Shield", intended to replace 'Safe Harbour' agreements for transfers of personal data between the EU and the US are being debated by Members in the European Parliament and their US counterparts during their current visit to Washington and Silicon Valley (17 to 20 May).
Apple did the right thing by rebuffing the FBI's attempt to get it to crack an iPhone 5c and tech companies that don't show similar backbone might find potential customers hesitant to purchase their products.
A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.
International Recycling Day is held today, 17 May to caution businesses that being green and responsible recycling is vital to destroy data on disused devices
An unidentified hacker turned the tables on Nulled.io, a popular online forum that facilitates cybercriminal activity, by compromising its website and publicly dumping its sensitive user data and communications.
City College of San Francisco reported that student information was compromised when an employee responded to a phishing email.
For the second consecutive year, Ponemon Institute's annual study on the state of security and privacy in health care found that cybercrime was the leading cause of data breaches among hospitals and other medical providers.
UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital is notifying patients that their personal information has been compromised over a period of seven years.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plans to join bipartisan effort to introduce legislation to block proposed amendments to Rule 41.
A semi-private database consisting of the identities of 70K users of the dating website was published on the internet.
Tumblr announced Thursday that a third party accessed a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords.
A recent Pindrop study found a spike in call center fraud as cybersecurity improves.
Mozilla asked a federal district court in Washington to compel the FBI to disclose a zero-day vulnerability in the Tor browser that authorities exploited to identify patrons of the Tor-based child pornography site Playpen.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey reiterated Wednesday to reporters in Washington that encryption was hampering law enforcement's ability to investigate criminals.
Gen. Michael Hayden told the audience at Centrify Connect that the U.S. hasn't defined what to call cyber attacks like the one on Sony.
A data file of 10GB holding sensitive financial data compromised from an InvestBank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been leaked online. The file contains information on tens of thousands of customers from a bank based in Sharjah.
SC Magazine Articles
- Some U.S. Bancorp workers' W-2 info exposed in ADP data breach
- Spearphishing attack nets $495K from investment firm
- Updated: Gmail, Yahoo email credentials among millions found on the dark web
- Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security
- Organizations need formal vendor risk management programs, study
- Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas
- China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers
- 34% of Brits willing to sacrifice their online safety for weight loss
- Banks fail to innovate, blaming info security fears, report
- It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware